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Doyle Clayton

ONE CROWN COURT, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 6LR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7329 9090
Fax:
Fax 020 7329 5050
DX:
42611 LONDON
Email:
Web:
www.doyleclayton.co.uk

London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 5

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton's specialist practice provides advice to both employers and senior individuals, working with a variety of clients, including start-ups. The team is led by the 'shrewd' Darren Clayton who is 'skilled at negotiating terms for senior executives.' Clayton also specialises in restructuring, reorganisations and post-termination restrictions, while Peter De Maria is the 'go to adviser for senior executive departures and litigation'. Peter Doyle demonstrates 'immense experience' working on executive terminations, bonus related issues and business reorganisations.

Practice head(s):Darren Clayton

Other key lawyers:Peter De Maria; Peter Doyle

Testimonials

'The country's leading specialist law firm in employment.'

'Peter Doyle and Darren Clayton have built up the practice over many years and it has gone from strength to strength.'

'Katie Mahoney is an up and coming senior associate with an incredible memory, strong work ethic and excellent client relationship skills.'

'Responsive, pragmatic, accessible team.'

'Helen Brooks is really good - she provides clear advice that is straight to the point.'

Work highlights

  • Advising Cimpress/Vistaprint on the termination of a managing director for misconduct, various dismissals and settlements and on re-organisations and subsequent redundancies.

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Employment: senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 2

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton's specialist practice provides advice to both employers and senior individuals, working with a variety of clients, including start-ups. The team is led by the 'shrewd' Darren Clayton who is 'skilled at negotiating terms for senior executives.' Clayton also specialises in restructuring, reorganisations and post-termination restrictions, while Peter De Maria is the 'go to adviser for senior executive departures and litigation'. Peter Doyle demonstrates 'immense experience' working on executive terminations, bonus related issues and business reorganisations.

Practice head(s):Darren Clayton

Other key lawyers:Peter De Maria; Peter Doyle

Testimonials

'The country's leading specialist law firm in employment.'

'Peter Doyle and Darren Clayton have built up the practice over many years and it has gone from strength to strength.'

'Katie Mahoney is an up and coming senior associate with an incredible memory, strong work ethic and excellent client relationship skills.'

'Responsive, pragmatic, accessible team.'

'Helen Brooks is really good - she provides clear advice that is straight to the point.'

Work highlights

  • Acted for banker Dmitri Rozanov in his Employment Tribunal whistleblowing claim against EFG Private Bank.
  • Acted for Dr Jonathan Dronsfield, a former lecturer at Reading University, who was dismissed for misconduct.
  • Acted for a senior board member of a global financial services business who was dismissed shortly after she blew the whistle about regulatory concerns with her former employer.
  • Acted for a senior female equity partner on an exit deal from her law firm; issues involved included sex and age discrimination.
  • Advising a finance director subject to bullying allegations from a male colleague.

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Immigration
Immigration: business - ranked: tier 5

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton's business immigration department is regularly instructed by multinationals, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals on a range of immigration issues. The team, which is led by Anita de Atouguia, is adept at handling global mobility projects for businesses and the team is experienced in handling sponsor licence applications, Tier 2 applications and Tier 5 applications. It is also experienced in advising on Tier 4 sponsor licenses. The firm also advises on non-points based applications, such as applications for ILR, British citizenship and EEA matters. The firm acts for a range of clients across the education, legal, recruitment, manufacturing, advertising, technology, media and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):Anita de Atouguia

Other key lawyers:Kate Gamester; Liz Timmins; Anna Blackden

Key Clients

Yamaha Music Europe

Abbot Mead Vickers

Stripe Payments

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals
Education: individuals - ranked: tier 1

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton is renowned in this area of education for its breadth of expertise, with practice head and standout practitioner Simon Henthorn being described as 'a class act'. The team is seasoned in handling a wide range of matters combining its experience in education and employment law, regularly acting for clients in the education sector in high-value and high-profile dismissal, retirement, disciplinary and harassment cases. Senior associate Elizabeth Timmins and business immigration specialist Anna Blackden are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):Simon Henthorn

Other key lawyers:Elizabeth Timmins; Anna Blackden

Testimonials

'The team at Doyle Clayton is strong at the interface of employment law and education law due to its considerable experience in both fields.'

'Simon Henthorn is extremely personable, intelligent and committed. He speaks with authority and expertise, is engaging and personable, and goes out of his way to ensure regular contact is kept.' 

'Simon Henthorn is a particularly impressive individual. He is thorough with a keen eye for detail, which adds to the strategic overview of any case that he deals with. An extremely likeable individual who is also very knowledgable.'

'Elizabeth Timmins is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.'

Key Clients

Professor Peter Edwards

Dr Jonathan Dronsfield

National Education Union

Work highlights

  • Represented Dr Jonathan Dronsfield in his claims against the University of Reading in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court.
  • Acting for a professor at the University of Oxford in campaigning for a change to its statutes.
  • Acting for a professor at the University of Cambridge in challenging compulsory retirement under the university's statutes and byelaws.
  • Acting for a professor at the University of Oxford facing allegations of bullying and harassment by his students.
  • Advising a senior lecturer who was facing disciplinary allegations on negotiating an exit.
Leading individuals

Simon Henthorn - Doyle Clayton

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Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 4

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton's education team 'combines pragmatism and a commercially focused approach' and is led by the 'excellent' Simon Henthorn. The team handles high-value and often high-profile education matters pertaining to contentious employment issues, dismissal cases, child protection and safeguarding. Senior associate Elizabeth Timmins specialises in both employment and immigration advice for education clients. Anna Blackden is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):Simon Henthorn

Other key lawyers:Elizabeth Timmins; Anna Blackden

Testimonials

'Simon Henthorn is extremely friendly, capable and supportive. He always gives of his time, even at unsociable hours, and responds extremely quickly (often within minutes) to requests for advice. He is entirely unpatronising and very good at seeing things from a different perspective.'

'Simon gives clear and concise advice; communicates effectively and regularly; and fully understands the complexities of the education sector.'

Key Clients

Queenswood School

Eton End School

Stanmore College

Christ The King 6th Form College

Creative Education Trust

Ealing Fields Academy Trust

Kings School Ely

Kensington Wade

Kennington Primary School

Portsmouth Grammar School

Work highlights

  • Providing safeguarding and regulation advice to a large independent school concerning allegations against the interim head.
  • Providing pension advice to an independent school – an issue faced by many independent schools this year.
  • Defending a school against criminal allegations.
  • Providing safeguarding advice to a well-known independent school.
  • Providing post-merger advice to the largest education union in the country.

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