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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

115 COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 1900
DX:
13004 BIRMINGHAM
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www.eversheds.com

David Beswick

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Work +44 121 232 1495
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Eversheds Sutherland

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David became a partner in our Human Resources Group in August 2009. He was previously at Eversheds between 1985 and 2002 and has specialised in employment law for over 20 years.

His recent experience includes: acting for a Global 500 client defending multiple claims for unfair dismissal, protective award and discrimination claims; advising on the employment issues arising from the closure of defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual for existing employees in relation to various companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors; and negotiating employment terms on 30 year commercial NHS contracts for a FTSE 100 client using the "Retention of Employment Model" and other secondment based commercial agreements.

According to Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2009 "David is the best employment lawyer around" and is the only employment lawyer in the West Midlands to be awarded a "Star Individual" ranking.

David is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Birmingham Forward. He is also qualified as a CEDR trained mediator.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

David Beswick - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP covers the spectrum of employment law, with a client roster that includes Severn Trent, National Grid and St Andrews Healthcare. David Beswick  leads the team and has extensive experience in handling outsourcing, restructuring and senior executive issues, with a heavy focus on the consumer and industrials sectors. His recent highlights include advising ReAssure on the legal aspects behind the closure of its Lytham site, where 160 employees were based. Beswick also defended Openwork Services against an approximately £1m claim from a senior executive alleging breach of contract and misrepresentation. Nicholas Jew   focuses on contentious matters and is 'personable', 'knowledgable', and'commercial'. He assisted London and Birmingham Railway with the TUPE transfer of 2,400 employees which arose from the franchise transferring to West Midlands Trains. He also acted for WIPRO against claims of disability and race discrimination from an employee. Other names of note include Hannah Wilkins , who represents international clients on cross-border employment issues; Audrey Elliott , who focuses on business immigration matters; and legal direction Amanda Smith , who advises on the employment elements of transactions.

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