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B P Collins LLP

The employment team at B P Collins LLP acts for both corporate and high-net-worth private clients, handling High Court and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases relating to complex restrictive covenants, as well as non-contentious matters spanning the full range of day-to-day HR advice. In May 2019, the team opened up a London office in order to provide additional support for City-based senior executives. Practice leader Jo Davis is an expert in complex TUPE transactions, as well as senior executive and partner exits. Senior associate Kathryn Fielder specialises in injuctive actions, while Chris Brazier works with a number of the firm's key clients, while also heading up the team’s business immigration group.

Practice head(s):

Jo Davis

Other key lawyers:

Kathryn Fielder; Chris Brazier


Chris Brazier is very diligent and finds commercial solutions to difficult legal issues.’

The practice provides attention to detail, combined with a realistic understanding of the best way forward.’

Very personable and engaging.’

The information and advice supplied to my business was first-rate. Their understanding and guidance, in my opinion, couldn’t have been better. Their interpretation of the law to commercial situations was exactly what we needed. I also appreciated the pace at which they worked.’

They were commercially very knowledgeable, which in our situation was essential. They advised us on key decision making which had we received the wrong advice could have been a commercial disaster.’

Their handling of cases is second to none. Great attention to detail and imaginative thinking.’

Creative thinking and detailed analysis is what makes the firm stand out. Jo Davis is outstanding.’

Key clients

Frontline Security Services Ltd.

TMD Technologies Ltd.

Biffa Municipal Ltd.

Bic UK and Ireland Ltd.

CliniMed (Holdings) Ltd.

The Amtico Company ltd.

P B Donoghue (Construction) Ltd.

Ceva Animal health Ltd.

Vestel UK Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented High Highness Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi in the EAT in relation to appeals that raised questions in relation to whistleblowing legislation and interim relief.

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law covers a broad scope of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, acting for clients in transport, logistics and technology on core issues such as GDPR compliance, pursuing and defending claims, and executive dismissals. Practice leader James Simpson is an experienced employment tribunal lawyer, with a strong track record on a wide variety of cases covering areas such as discrimination and redundancy. Jonathan Lilley is also an experienced litigator, with expertise in defending discrimination and whistleblowing claims, outsourcing disputes and restrictive covenant issues.

Practice head(s):

James Simpson

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Lilley

Key clients

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Oxford Bus Company

Jupiter Hotels Ltd

Asprey the Jewellers

Metropolis International Group/Emap publishers PSV

Glass & Glazing Limited

Fischer Farms Limited

Rothamsted Research Limited

Softbox Systems Limited


The team at Dentons offers the full range of advice on employment matters, from complex cross-border international employment issues to day-to-day HR matters. Its clients are regularly drawn from the retail, transport, technology, and media sectors. Practice leader Sarah Beeby advises on large-scale restructuring and redundancy matters, as well as complex outsourcing arrangements. Michelle Lamb focuses on multijurisdictional transactional and outsourcing matters, while senior associate Verity Buckingham deals with senior exits.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Beeby

Other key lawyers:

Verity Buckingham; Michelle Lamb


The team provides focused, pragmatic, responsive advice, which is always practical and outcome-focused.

The team is efficient, thorough, and on the front foot. They are proactive and supportive of their clients. They give sound advice as to when to fight and when to settle for commercial reasons. They are highly rated and for very good reason.

Verity Buckingham is diligent in her work, highly effective against opposing solicitors and excellent with clients. In a recent case she remained calm, collected, and well-mannered in the face of an extremely difficult opponent. She shows that no matter how aggressive the litigation, there is no need to lose composure and compassion.

Sarah Beeby and team offer pragmatic, sound advice within often tight turnaround times. There is a large team that ensures coverage and responsiveness.

Sarah Beeby is our main contact with who I have worked with for many years. She is pragmatic, doesn’t sit on the fence, is available, and is responsive. She gets to know our business and how we like to be advised and is an excellent sounding board. Verity Buckingham is also sound, pragmatic, and friendly.

Dentons offer world-class services to all types of clients. Dentons greatly assisted us in our journey from startup through to acquisition by a FTSE 100 company. Without Dentons, I doubt we would have got the results we did. When you have a big corporation on the other side of the table, you need a powerful law firm backing you. The employment team assisted in the acquisition and ensured we negotiated the best contracts, remuneration, and earn-out deals. They went above and beyond what was required and worked around the clock to ensure the deal was a success.

The team is quick to respond and are always available to discuss matters as and when required.

Superb knowledge and always a member of the team available to help. The whole team has a good understanding of our company’s structure, contracts, and policies.

Key clients


Cognita Schools Ltd.

Essential Living Management Ltd.

V.Ships UK Ltd.

HSBC Bank plc

KCI UK Holdings Ltd.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

Coty UK Ltd.

Chanel Ltd.

Holland and Holland

Ripple Europe Ltd.

Bilby plc

Rackspace Ltd.

Science in Sport plc

AON Service Corporation

KPS Capital Partners

Wizz Air Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Instructed to advise Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. on defence of a class action-style claim regarding questions relating to equal pay, national minimum wage, and direct and indirect sex discrimination.
  • Instructed to act for Group 1 Automotive Ltd. in relation to contentious and non-contentious issues, including whistleblowing claims brought forward in an employment tribunal.
  • Instructed to coordinate multi-jurisdictional advice for V.Ships UK Ltd. with a specific focus on employment and engagement structures in each jurisdiction.


The Milton Keynes employment team at EMW Law LLP is frequently instructed by clients across a wide spread of industry sectors on matters involving sensitive information regarding high-value employee disputes. Practice leader Jon Taylor advises clients on contract reviews, sensitive dismissals, industrial relations, and mental health in the workplace. Priya Magar has experience in representing clients in employment tribunal claims, with a particular specialism in discrimination matters.

Practice head(s):

Jon Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Priya Magar


The team is excellent, especially Jon Taylor. They are good lawyers. They do comprehensive and powerful work for their clients. They provide sensible advice mixing sound analysis of the law and good commercial judgment. This is a team that really punches above its weight and is an able competitor to bigger and perhaps better-known firms. They are also a joy to work with.’

Jon Taylor is just outstanding. He is a very strong lawyer and he is held in the very highest regard by clients because his advice is not only legally sound but sensibly based in good commercial judgement. If I were an employee with a problem, I would want Jon on my side.’

Key clients

Santander UK plc

Airwair International Limited

Routeco Limited

MHC MacIntyre Hudson

Suzuki GB plc

Vax Limited

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) frequently acts for UK subsidiaries of global companies, particularly in the charities, construction, technology, and automotive industries, advising on difficult employment and HR issues such as redundancy projects, discrimination matters, and personal employment issues relating to high-net-worth individuals. It has also seen an increase in IR35 work. Practice leader Justin Govier advises US clients and UK subsidiaries on global strategic plans, while Marc Jones, Ed Marchant, and Richard Devall are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Justin Govier


A first-class team. Highly responsive and fun to work with. Efficient and available.’

Richard Devall is excellent. He is highly pragmatic and always focused towards the desired outcome. He understands our business and organisational culture and tailor makes his advice to us. I have a sense that he really cares about the success of our organisation and brings extra attention to our work.’

The team is always friendly, helpful, and efficient.’

Marc Jones is extremely knowledgeable, clear and concise in his advice. He is practical and pragmatic with a strong commercial focus. He is brutally honest but always tries to come up with a solution that works. He is robust, tenacious, and driven which ensures we get the best possible outcome.’

They are a three partner-led team with over 70 years of combined experience that is the envy of larger City firms. The team is well managed with strength in depth, which advises and represents clients on all employment law issues for businesses and individuals.’

I have worked with Marc Jones for almost 20 years. During this time, I have seen him grow to become an excellent regionally recognised employment lawyer for both businesses and individuals. His tenacity is unrivalled and he always goes the extra mile for his clients. He is commercially astute, straight-talking, and practical. He is not afraid to think outside the box to benefit his clients.

Key clients

Clancy Group plc

Rolec Ltd.

Patek Philippe

Link Theory


Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Institute of Our Lady of Mercy


Caviar House

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Sherrards Solicitors LLP advises a range of clients drawn from sectors including recruitment, retail and leisure on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. 'Thoughtful and commercial' practice leader Mark Fellows is an expert in dealing with employment disputes and tribunal cases, covering unfair dismissal and discrimination matters. Joanne Perry acts as an outsourced HR consultant/employment lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fellows

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Perry


Jo Perry is practical, calm, and has knowledge on all HR issues. Mark Fellows is pragmatic and thorough; he’s very good at finding a deal.

They are friendly but relate to client issues. When something new comes up Mark Fellows and Joanne Perry contact and make constructive suggestions.

In my experience, under Mark Fellows, the the Sherrards team operate as a team. It may be smaller than other firms, but as a client, you get the sense of scale and resource and this is both a comfort and a practical benefit.’

I have worked with Mark Fellows for a number of years. I have complete confidence in him. He is balanced and thoughtful with his views. He is also very commercial, and this a unique trait in my experience. He has the ability to gauge what the client needs very quickly.’

Nothing ever appears to be too much trouble for Mark Fellows. He is empathetic and makes you feel that he really cares about your issue. He is generous with his time. He’s insightful and also pragmatic in his advice. Deceptively tough too. A really good guy to interact with.’

Sherrards are a highly professional, modern and forward-looking entity. Their approach to clients is inviting, friendly, supportive and knowledgeable.’

We have predominately worked with Mark Fellows. Mark is an expert in his field and able to explain even complex issues in a clear and succinct way. He understands our company and his suggestions for dealing with the various employment cases have always been successful. Mark’s open, friendly, and empathetic personality supports his business approach and makes it easy to deal with him. We would recommend Mark and his employment team to any company that is looking for professional, efficient, and “down to earth” legal support.’

Key clients

Winkworth Franchising Limited

NewRiver REIT (UK) Limited

The Jewellery Channel Limited

Topgolf Limited

Air Business Limited

F H Bertling

FOCO UK Limited

B3 Living Limited

66 Books Limited

Berry Recruitment Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Winkworth on employment law and HR needs, as well as advising on matters involving franchisees.
  • Continued to advise Topgolf on all aspects of employment law.
  • Provide ongoing HR and legal support to the Jewellery Channel, including performance management, disciplinary and grievance matters, and restrictive covenant disputes.

Debenhams Ottaway

The St Albans employment team at Debenhams Ottaway advises corporates, family businesses and senior executives on matters such as settlement agreements, restrictive covenants and data theft, and redundancy and restructuring. It also advises independent schools, charities, and care homes across Hertfordshire and North London. Practice leader Louise Attrup specialises in providing legal advice for clients in the healthcare and education sectors, dealing with maters such as restrictive covenants and data theft, particularly in the recruitment sector. Michael Kerrigan specialises in social media issues regarding employment as well as protecting confidential information.

Practice head(s):

Louise Attrup

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kerrigan


Debenhams Ottaway is definitely unique. All the lawyers I know and work with there are not only extremely knowledgeable, but enthusiastic and passionate. They clearly love where they work and what they do. There is a positive energy and all-round great culture in the office. They are a close-knit team, not just within the departments but across departments and they assist and learn from each other. They all represent the firm and the legal profession extremely well. They demonstrate knowledge, skill, and excellent social skills, but at the same time, they do this with an incredible human touch. All the lawyers I know there are very genuine, good people and take good care of my clients. It is never just transactional for them.’

Straight away you can tell you would be in good hands with Michael Kerrigan. He is always available to discuss matters and ready to help. He has the ability to make employment law sound extremely exciting and interesting. He helped my partner with an employment situation at short notice, and what stood out to me, is that he was so in touch with her emotions at the time and is assistance was as much psychological as it was legal. He truly understands the stress that can be involved with employment matters and knows how to manage that aspect.’

We use Debenhams Ottaway as our retained solicitors for all our employment-related matters. Over the years they have built up a clear understanding of our business and industry overall, including the challenges we face. This is reflected in the first-class advice and solutions provided to us both from a commercial and costs perspective.’

Key clients

Brooks Street (UK) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Defended Brook Street in a number of employment claims, both in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Longmores Solicitors LLP

Longmores Solicitors LLP advises companies and high-net-worth individuals on employment law matters such as complex disciplinary and grievance situations, restrictive covenant and injunction remedies, reorganisations, and discrimination issues. It has particular expertise in the education and recruitment sectors. Practice leader Richard Gvero is known for his work in reorganisation and redundancy, as well as employment disputes. Solicitor Miranda Mulligan represents clients on complex tribunal proceedings and whistleblowing complaints.

Practice head(s):

Richard Gvero

Other key lawyers:

Miranda Mulligan

Key clients

Independent Clinical Services Ltd.

Finest Dental

Pulse Healthcare Ltd.

Keble Preparatory School

Haileybury & Imperial College

Fusion Global Management Ltd.

Simmons (Bakers) Ltd.

Endoline Machinery Ltd.

Nord Gear (UK) Ltd.

Chugai Pharma Europe Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for the respondents in a complex whistleblowing claim worth approximately £480,000.
  • Acted for an agency in an unquantified claim regarding the employment status of an agency worker in an unfair dismissal claim.
  • Acted for the respondents in a complex constructive dismissal and disability discrimination claim worth approximately £445,000.

Machins Solicitors LLP

Machins Solicitors LLP's client base extends across all key sectors, with particular expertise in transport and aviation, as well as manufacturing, technology and finance. It regularly advises on senior executive hires and severances, exit strategies including post-termination restrictions, settlement agreements, and discrimination cases, specifically in disability discrimination. The team has expanded its practice to include GDPR and IP-related advice. Jackie Cuneen jointly heads the team with David Rushmere, who was recently recruited from 3HR Corporate Solicitors Ltd. Simram Lalli was promoted to solicitor in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Jackie Cuneen; David Rushmere


The team is always responsive, fully understand our business needs and ensure they explain options and risks fully but simply.

Jackie Cuneen provides advice for employment relations cases. She has a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and is clear in relation to risk in order that the business can make commercial decisions advisedly. She is able to translate legal language into language easily understood by managers who need to be brought into the process.

Machins has a broad breadth of capabilities due to its many knowledgeable and experienced staff. The way they conduct their business, (professional, polite, timely, etc.), the responsiveness, and the ability to communicate in plain English provides a unique experience in my view.

I have had the pleasure of working with both partner Jackie Cuneen on several occasions. She has been the epitome of what one should expect of individuals within the legal profession: knowledgeable, approachable, objective, and professional at all times. I have also worked less closely with associates which again has proved to be a most professional experience on each occasion.

Nockolds Solicitors

The team at Nockolds Solicitors operates across the South East and London regions, advising clients all aspects of employment law. Based in Bishop's Stortford, Darren Hayward is practice head, while key contact Gary Smith advises on employment disputes such as major whistleblowing cases. Its clients range from start-up businesses to large companies, and it has recently expanded into advising high-net-worth individuals. It is also known for its longstanding work on UK employment issues for Latin American countries.

Practice head(s):

Darren Hayward

Other key lawyers:

Gary Smith


We have dealt with Nockolds for over fifteen years and we would never change. Very well trained and knowledgeable people. Corporate professional with a commercial understanding of our business.’

Good value for money. They always inform clients upfront on pricing. Very appropriate advice given and understands business needs. Communication is in plain English. Prompt and efficient.’

Gary Smith is excellent in his employment law advice. He will always will give measured advice showing an understanding of our business requirements, as well as ensuring we stay on the correct side of employment legislation.

The team takes a pragmatic approach to employment issues and is always willing to provide their advice on what is the best solution rather than what the potential range of solutions are.’

Gary Smith always puts himself in the shoes of the client and is able to quickly address the business issues at hand, rather than just what the law says. This type of advice is invaluable.’


Based out of St Albans, SA Law LLP provides specialised advice to clients in the education, charity, and employment agency sectors on complex employment matters relating to GDPR and religious and sex discrimination. Practice leader Chris Cook advises on sensitive employee dismissals in the education sector, ranging from nurseries to universities.

Practice head(s):

Chris Cook


‘I have no interest at all in exploring alternatives to SA Law, and this is the highest compliment I can pay – we are a company whose ethos is rooted in “going to market” at each contract renewal, with only three companies excepted, and SA Law is one of them. Our HR team and theirs have built strong relationships based on trust, responsiveness, a deep understanding of our business and people and – of course – clear, reliable advice.’

‘SA Law have always gone above and beyond to provide a comprehensive service.’

‘Chris Cook has a way of ensuing that he explains an answer in an easy to understand way and has a commercial understanding of how it could affect us and our clients businesses. Chris is always happy to take a call if required on quick answers that we may need and always comes back to us straight away with a response.’

Key clients

Middlesex University

The Watford Association Football Club Ltd.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Birkin Cleaning Services

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Hestia Housing and Support

Buyagift plc

Depaul UK

Essex Care Services Ltd.

Hair Colour Consults Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised London’s largest housing association in a challenging claim of religious and sex discrimination by an ex-employee.
  • Advised a London-based community support charity on the redundancy of an employee in relation to three separate complex claims for unfair dismissal.
  • Successfully resolved a situation with a London-based homelessness charity involving an employee on long-term sickness leave, and a disability discrimination and breach of contract claim.

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP provides advice to clients in sectors including education, healthcare, and retail on all areas of employment law, from recruitment to termination, as well as niche areas such as immigration and employment of non-UK nationals and data privacy compliance. Milton Keynes employment head Gwynneth Tan is an expert in areas such as TUPE in business acquisitions and sales, post-termination restrictive covenants, and senior executive service agreements. Simon Fennell is known for his work on High Court litigation relating to injunctive proceedings, while Siobhan Atkin focuses on restructurings, post-termination restrictions and complex discrimination and sexual harassment cases.

Practice head(s):

Gwynneth Tan

Other key lawyers:

Simon Fennell; Siobhan Atkin


The team does not just supply “off the shelf” answers to everything – you feel they are treating you, the client, as individuals, and understand not only our business but also our values and principles.

Very practical and pragmatic advice when needed, especially at a senior level from Gwynneth Tann.

Great response time, an amazing standard of work, along with consistent and commercial advice every time.’

The team really takes the time to get to know you and your organisation to ensure that they are able to provide the best advice.

Key clients


The White Company

Volkswagen Group

Fossil (UK) Ltd.

Canal and River Trust

Ann Summers Ltd.

The Open University

Playground Games Ltd.

Planet Organic

University of Northampton

James Hay Partnership

Black Box Corporation

The Cordant Group

The White Clarke Group

Xcede Ltd.

Electrolux plc

BEN – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

University of Northampton

Kirklees College

Work highlights

  • Provided strategic and operational support for Ann Summers, including a review of all template employment-related contracts and advice on the application of equality laws.
  • Provided assistance to the legal and HR team of a high-value corporation in relation to the restructuring of the UK business.
  • Provided the HR team at The Open University day-to-day advice regarding employment law.

Tees Law

Tees Law advises, businees senior executives and business leaders across sectors including education, transport and logistics on the full range of employment matters. In January 2019 the firm merged with Wortley Byers, expanding its geographical reach across Essex, as well as broadening its capabilities, adding sector expertise in the pharmaceutical industry. Splitting his time between Chelmsford and Bishop's Stortford, practice leader Robert Whitaker advises clients in banking, finance, and telecoms on matters relating to data protection and restructurings. In Bishops Stortford, Katherine Jameson is experienced in restrictive covenants, advising on exit strategies, and disciplinary/grievance investigations.

Practice head(s):

Robert Whitaker

Other key lawyers:

Katherine Jameson


It is great that the firm offers a whole range of services. What I think is also great is that you can easily find out information about your solicitor on their website as everyone has profiles set up. Very easy to use and find out background information and experience.

I was recommended Tees Law by a friend, as they had a very good experience in the past. I cannot fault the experience I have had. Very professional, very knowledgeable, and actually puts your worries at ease.’

Key clients

Winfresh Logistex

Bishop Stortford College

Island Pacific Sworders

Fine Art Auctioneers

Rand Brothers Aviation

Medica Kidney

Cancer UK

Globe Tooling Oakray Ltd

Cambridge Market Research

Alloy Fabweld

Kevin Nash Group (Nash Tackle)

Marlborough Highways Limited


The Watford-based team at VWV is known for working with clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, as well as in healthcare and higher education. It has experience in a wide range of matters, including advising on the TUPE implications outsourcing contracts, acrimonious termination of employment matters, and restructuring of HR teams. Practice leader Michael Delaney has a track record of employment tribunal advising on matters involving unfair dismissal and discrimination issues. Bob Fahy was promoted to partner in 2019 and advises high-profile universities on matters relating to industrial action. Senior associate Rebecca Fox works on employment contracts and settlement agreements.

Practice head(s):

Michael Delaney; Bob Fahy

Other key lawyers:

Rebecca Fox


The team provides pragmatic solutions to complex situations.’

The employment team is responsive, able, and a pleasure to work with.’

Bob Fahy is everything that an in-house lawyer would wish for. He’s responsive, understands challenges of the sector, and delivers sound, pragmatic advice in a very timely way.’

Key clients

Visual Data Media Services Ltd.

McMillan Healthcare Ltd.

Porcelansoa Ltd.

Howarth Homes plc

Elexon Ltd.

University of Exeter

Bishop Grosseteste University

Alten SARL

London South Bank University

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Work highlights

  • Acted for Visual Data media Data Services Ltd against two senior employees who had misappropriated sensitive confidential information.
  • Assisted Alten Europe SARL with the employment aspects of its acquisition of the shares in Quite Refreshing Ltd.
  • Represented McMillan Healthcare Ltd. in defending proceedings for an injunction and damages in the High Court for inducing two employees to breach confidentiality obligations.

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP is known for providing advice on a wide range of areas of employment law, including international restructurings, immigration advice, TUPE advice, and employment tribunal claims. Members of the team have particular expertise in the education and leisure sectors on such matters as safeguarding issues, investigations and disciplinary matters, and pension schemes. Practice leader Christopher Sing advises on complex and sensitive cases, such as disability discrimination.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Sing


Christopher Sing is always extremely efficient and approachable. His approach is very reassuring.’

Freeths has offered us a timely and effective service to deal with commercial and HR issues with good regard to the needs of the business.’

Their advice is always grounded and pragmatic. They have an extensive bank of skills and experience that means all of our scenarios are familiar to their team. Their communication bulletins are invariably relevant and informative.’

Christopher Sing has provided us with great service and always helps us to understand the options available to us and the key issues that need to be considered when adopting a course of action.’

I am always impressed by the positive attitude of the team at Freeths. Always willing to help and assist in any way they can. They have a clear and concise manner when communicating issues, even complex ones, and their depth of knowledge is excellent.’

I have worked with Christopher Sing on a range of matters. No matter how challenging the issue I always look forward to working through it with Christopher. This is due to his energy, detailed legal knowledge and, for me, most importantly of all, his outstanding positivity. He brings concise clarity to every situation we have worked on and nothing fazes him, which is exceptionally reassuring and gives confidence to everyone involved. A legal brain of the highest order.

Key clients

Derby College

Landau Forte Charitable Trust

Sports & Leisure Management

Helly Hansen UK Ltd.

London Luton Airport

Musto Ltd.

Pentaxia Ltd.

Wells & Co.

Photo-Me International plc


The Restaurant Group plc

Like Digital Media Ltd.

Wired Custom Lightning

DK Group Investments Ltd.

Starlab (UK) Ltd.

Laine Pub Company Ltd.

Howes Percival LLP

The Milton Keynes team at Howes Percival LLP is known for its work advising clients in further education, the food and drink sector, and the automotive sector on a wide range of matters, such as the employment aspects of high-value and complex acquisitions, disposals, and restructurings, as well as matters regarding senior terminations. It also has a history of dealing with complex tribunal claims and severances for senior executives. Practice leader Simon deMaid focuses on disability discrimination claims and high-value, complex restructures. Director Hannah Pryce is an employment tribunal advocate specialising in sex discrimination and gender pay issues.

Practice head(s):

Simon deMaid

Other key lawyers:

Hannah Pryce

Key clients

PJ Care Limited

Milton Keynes College

Dachser Limited

World Vision UK

Digital Post Solution Limited

Mercedes- Benz

AlphaCure Limited

Barton Petroleum Limited

HRG UK Limited

Getronics Services UK Limited


RS Components Limited

Radius Group Limited

FibreFab Limited

Work highlights

  • Continue to advise in relation to client’s successful application for government funding of £18m for the creation of a new Institute of Technology to be created at Bletchley Park.

Moorcrofts LLP

The Marlow-based team at Moorcrofts LLP is experienced in advising on all areas of employment law, particularly in post-termination restrictions and discrimination matters relating to race, disability, sex, or religion. It also is known for its work on dismissals, settlement agreements, and restrictive covenants. Practice leader Matt Jenkin advises on areas such as restructuring/reorganisations and senior executive terminations. Lindsey Abbot joined from Whitehead Monckton in April 2019.

Practice head(s):

Matt Jenkin


Very responsive and customer-focused. They work in a very competitive market and their customer service approach sets them apart. They go the extra mile to ensure all queries are dealt with efficiently, in a friendly way and all advice and guidance is explained to the customer’s level of knowledge. You trust the advice and when referred to another part of the business, the service levels are consistent. They are focused on, and consistently deliver, a wide range of services for corporate law, so you have the confidence of dealing with a firm that has a solid standing and excellent reputation.

I have been advised by and have used Matt Jenkin’s services for a number of years. I have exceptionally high levels of trust in his advice, support, and also the professional way in which he interacts with both me and also my customers. Matt explains the law, as well as his advice, in a very easy to understand way and articulates the management of risk in a way that gives you confidence in your employment and business decision making. Matt takes the time to understand your business and he, therefore, knows the pain points you deal with daily and takes these into account when providing his advice. You feel extremely confident knowing Matt is a part of your advisory team.

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP deals with employment matters ranging from outsourcing and TUPE work, discriminatory issues, and employment tribunal work. Alec John Colson leads the practice; associate Nicola Smyrl is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alec Colson

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Smyrl


Very pragmatic and quick turnaround of queries and issues.

Work highlights

  • Advised Farnborough Tool Hire on the employment aspects of the acquisition of Contractors Equipment Hire Ltd.
  • Advised Majitha Consulting Ltd. on the employment aspects of the acquisition of Herts Signs & Graphics Ltd.
  • Advised the sellers of Westlake Clarke Accounts in relation to employment aspects of the the sale of SKS Business Services Ltd.