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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

William Dawson

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7151
Email:
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Employment.

Position

William advises employers and "high flyer" employees, based both in the City and elsewhere, with a particular emphasis on matters involving reputational risk. He enjoys working with leading individuals across all business sectors, where work includes handling contentious discrimination and regulatory matters as well as non-contentious contractual advice. He advises on team hires and issues around restraint of trade.

Career

Partner at Farrer & Co since joining in 2007. Partner at Simmons & Simmons 1988 - 2007 and Head of Employment/International Employment from 2001.

Member

WACA Perth Australia

Education

Cambridge University.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Leading individuals

William Dawson - Farrer & Co

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

As 'one of the top names in the market for senior executive work', Farrer & Co is notably active in the financial services sector and benefits from the 'excellent reputations' of group head David Smellie and William Dawson; the team recently advised on the appointments and departures of senior executives and directors for a wide range of businesses including HSBC, Tesco and Deutsche Bank. On the employer side, recent mandates include David Hunt defending the British Airline Pilots' Association in the High Court against Thomas Cook Airlines' application for an injunction to stop strike action by its pilots, Kathleen Heycock advising Natura Cosmeticos on the employment components of its acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal, and assisting several international schools with implementing safer working practices for teaching and non-teaching staff. Other key individuals include Rachel Lewis, Eleanor Rowswell, Katie Lancaster, Jonathan Eley and senior associate Serena Nicholls.

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