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Mary Clarke

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Position

North West Head of Employment

Career

Mary Clarke has extensive knowledge in handling boardroom disputes including senior terminations and complex tribunal disputes such as disability, race and sex discrimination claims within high-profile public and private organisations.

She has also been involved in supporting and project managing UK and European cross border reorganisations from an HR angle.


North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Mary Clarke - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Employment

DLA Piper UK LLP  ’s team is ‘willing to go that extra mile’ and attracts praise for providing ‘fully thought-through advice from all angles’. Head of department Alan Chalmers  is ‘really great for giving practical advice that is useful and actionable’. The ‘very professionalMary Clarke  stays ‘cool under pressure’. The ‘bright, astute and pragmatic’ Helen Hall  ‘provides thorough and considered advice’. Emma Mills  is ‘able to quickly understand complex issues and articulate advice in an easy to understand way’. The team advises leading global, national and regional business such as Akzo Nobel, Trinity Mirror Group plc, International Hotels Group plc and the Co-Operative Bank. The team is currently defending a complex and potentially high-value employment tribunal claim concerning race discrimination, harassment, victimisation and whistleblowing that is being brought by a high profile former employee.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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