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DAC Beachcroft LLP

WELBAR CENTRAL, 36 GALLOWGATE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 4TD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 404 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 404 4100
DX:
631035 NEWCASTLE U TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Guy Bredenkamp

Tel:
Work 0191 404 4076
Email:
DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Employment and pensions group.

Position

Guy is an employment lawyer with a background of advising private and public sector clients, including food, chemicals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers, national public sector agencies, special health authorities and the police. He now works principally for NHS clients, advising on matters such as service reconfiguration, board level restructuring and executive terminations, high-value discrimination and whistleblowing claims and doctors’ disciplinary/capability issues. He regularly lectures and trains on employment law and practice. He is a recognised expert on equal pay and has been at the forefront of the defence of the mass equal pay claims facing the NHS. He advises on one of the largest multiple claims in the country and acted for the lead respondent in the national challenge to Agenda for Change in the Hartley case. Guy is also experienced in advising employers on industrial disputes and he leads the firm’s employee relations unit.

Career

Research scientist; qualified as solicitor 1998; joined Eversheds 1996, associate 2003; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2009 to date.

Member

Industrial Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association; HPMA.

Education

Pocklington School; Salford (1983 BSc); Essex (1987 PhD); London Guildhall University (1994 CPE; 1995 LPC).

Leisure

Family, football (playing), allotment gardening, guitars.


North: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s wide-ranging expertise includes contentious and non-contentious employment law matters with the ‘very experienced’ team demonstrating ‘in-depth knowledge in the healthcare sector’. Routinely acting for large corporates and public sector organisations, its scope spans matters involving organisational changes, equal pay, transactions and TUPE transfers, while, on the contentious side, the team has been representing various clients in victimisation cases and other discrimination claims before the employment tribunal. Guy Bredenkamp is ‘extremely knowledgeable and excellent with clients’ and heads the team, which includes senior associate Sarah George; she is particularly well versed in handling transactional work involving TUPE matters, and employment litigation. NHS England, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are all clients.

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North: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s ‘top-drawer team’ consists of ‘high-quality people’, who are all ‘very responsive’ and well equipped to guide private and public health sector clients through the full range of strategic, commercial, regulatory and employment law matters. Legal director Alison Walton acted for the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in challenging a procurement run by North Tyneside CCG for urgent care services, and healthcare regulatory practice head Gill Weatherill assisted North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust with a Court of Protection application seeking a best interests declaration pertaining to proposed surgical clearance. Other key individuals include legal director and main contact for commercial health work Louise Watson-Jones  and employment and pensions team head Guy Bredenkamp. Senior associate and criminal regulatory lawyer Anna Hart joined the team from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in April 2017 and has particular expertise in advising public and private sector health and social care providers on crisis management and serious investigations conducted by the police, Care Quality Commission and other regulators.

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