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Doyle Clayton

Work 020 7329 9090
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42611 LONDON

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: employers and senior executives - ranked: tier 5

Doyle Clayton

Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 2

Doyle Clayton

'Strong boutique employment firm' Doyle Clayton is 'excellent for senior executive work' and has 'unparalleled strength in depth and exceptional technical knowledge'. Group leader Darren Clayton is 'a wily litigator and knows how to get the best deal for his clients'; he recently worked with Jennifer Nicol to represented an individual in a High Court injunction claim. Clients also praise the 'excellent' Peter Doyle, the 'very sharp and pragmatic' Peter De Maria and 'fantastic collaborator' Dan Begbie-Clench; Doyle is a key name for employment disputes, De Maria recently advised a global financial services business on the recruitment of ten senior investment bankers from a competitor and Begbie-Clench represented a partner in an actuarial consulting business in a race and religious discrimination claim.

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Immigration: business - ranked: tier 5

Doyle Clayton

The team at Doyle Clayton is ‘always prompt’, ‘very commercially minded’ and provides ‘straightforward advice’ for multinationals, SMEs, international law firms and high net worth individuals. Fueled, VAT IT UK, VAT Compliance Europe and WTax UK are clients. UK head of immigration Anita de Atouguia has ‘lengthy experience and knowledge of the immigration process’. Senior associate Elizabeth Timmins has a particular focus on the education sector. Associate Nicola Richards’ ‘command of UK immigration law is excellent’.

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals
Education: individuals - ranked: tier 1

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton has 'a well-deserved reputation' in this area advising teachers, lecturers and professors. Practice head Simon Henthorn has a wealth of education-related knowledge and is 'knowledgeable, dedicated, enthusiastic and charming and is clever and full of ideas'. Together with senior associate Elizabeth Timmins, he is acting for Professor Peter Edwards in his challenge to a university's policy concerning compulsory retirement age, which is likely to have ramifications for other universities; the professor was  temporarily re-instated but an employment tribunal case is pending. The team is also acting for a number of higher education employees in a variety of unfair dismissal matters and the negotiation of complex employment contracts and is also acting for children who are non-UK residents who require special visas.  Anna Blackden joined the group from an in-house position.

Leading individuals

Simon Henthorn - Doyle Clayton

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