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Downs Solicitors LLP

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Cobham, Dorking, Godalming, London

Matthew Kilgannon

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Downs Solicitors LLP

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Matthew is head of the employment team and advises on all areas of employment law. He works closely with his clients and is able to explain difficult and complex areas of law with simplicity. Matthew’s practical solutions and approach result in very favourable outcomes for his clients, which has resulted in him having an enviable success rate at Tribunal. He is very effective at negotiating, whether with ACAS or other solicitors, and his strategy and approach often result in settlements that exceed his clients’ expectations. Matthew regularly advises his clients on a variety of areas, including grievances and dismissals, including gross misconduct, redundancy, poor performance and ill health. He has experience of dealing with all areas of discrimination, particularly disability discrimination, which is often a key factor in dealing with long-term absence issues. Matthew has a particular interest in advising on employment rights associated with business sales/outsourcing (TUPE), and dealing with executive level disputes, and he has particular expertise in dealing with public interest disclosure (whistleblowing).


Employment Lawyers Association.

South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The team at Downs Solicitors LLP provides an 'exemplary' service and is 'responsive, comprehensive, compassionate and friendly'. Practice head Matthew Kilgannon is 'particularly strong' when dealing with contentious cases, and David Seals is 'accessible, practical and provides good value for money'. It assists corporate clients and senior executives with matters pertaining to bullying and disciplinary procedures, restraint of trade, sexual and other discrimination cases, senior exit strategies and TUPE transfers. The group also provides related HR and health and safety support.

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