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Naylah Hamour

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DWFM Beckman

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Employment Law and Dispute Resolution


Naylah is an experienced employment and commercial litigator representing both businesses and individuals.

For individuals, Naylah advises senior executives during contract negotiations into new roles and in relation to exits and settlements. She deals with Employment Tribunal claims for all level of employees and is particularly experienced in negotiating high value settlement or severance packages.

There is often an international element to Naylah’s matters, such as cross-border, jurisdictional issues or advice to businesses with international interests. She regularly advises business clients on strategy and resolution of contentious situations and is experienced in advising on restrictive covenants, boardroom and/or shareholder disputes. Her practice includes High Court litigation, such as obtaining and defending injunctions, as well as the full-spectrum of Employment Tribunal claims.

In non-contentious matters Naylah has an extensive background in transactional work, TUPE and other employment aspects of corporate restructures. She also works closely with Human Resources professionals providing advice and support in relation to employee management.


Trainee solicitor, Brachers (1999-2001). Qualified 2001.

Solicitor, Heatons (2003-2006)

Solicitor, Clarke Willmott (following merger with Heatons) (2006-2008)

Solicitor, Harbottle & Lewis (2008-2009)

Partner, Howard Kennedy (2010–2014)

Partner, DWFM Beckman (2014–to present)


English, Portuguese and Arabic


Employment Lawyers’ Association


College of Law, London LPC 1998–1999

Kings College London, University of London, LLB Hons, Law 1994-1997       

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DWFM Beckman 'goes the extra mile for a successful conclusion'. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, Demetris Dionissiou is 'very tactically aware', Sharokh Koussari 'achieves the required results'; and Claire Lyon is 'approachable and helpful'. Other key contacts include Elizabeth Johnson, Naylah Hamour and Colin Jaque.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Clients rate DWFM Beckman's 'high levels of professionalism and depth of expertise' and 'set it apart due to its focus on its clients and their needs'. The department handles the full gamut of senior executive work with team head Elizabeth Johnson regularly handling unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims; Naylah Hamour working on cross-border issues and Sharokh Koussari focusing on employment disputes. Senior associate Louise Rogers regularly works with Johnson and clients comment 'they make a very impressive and formidable team'.

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