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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 is ‘incredibly strong at employment work with tremendous experience and knowledge in the health sector’. The ‘intellectually strong and reliable’ Guy Bredenkamp is ‘extremely clever but in an unassuming way’; he leads the group, which includes ‘thorough, rigorous and impassioned solicitor’ Sarah George, who is recommended for TUPE transactions and employment litigation. The practice handles a wide range of matters, including organisational changes, equal pay matters and disciplinary and capability cases involving NHS doctors and executives. Clients include NHS England, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Everything Everywhere, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Outside of the healthcare space, Actavo and Bellway Homes are new clients for the team.

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North: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s practice attracts praise for providing ‘exceptional and in-depth knowledge quickly and promptly’ while ‘always focusing on what the client wants in any given situation’. Gill Weatherill lead the firm’s healthcare regulatory practice while Louise Watson-Jones is the key name in the Newcastle office for commercial issues. Senior associate and real estate expert Andrea Proudlock recently led advice to North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust on the sale of land for a residential housebuilding scheme. She was also part of the team advising Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust on the outsourcing of its outpatient pharmacy services to a private provider. Other clients include Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Guy Bredenkamp is recommended for employment matters.

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