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Andrew Taggart

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Employment, Pensions and Incentives



Andrew heads our EMEA employment team


Andrew has more than 20 years of experience advising employers in various business sectors on complex and important cross-border employment issues. He is a solicitor advocate with experience in Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases. He advises on the employment aspects of internal and regulatory investigations, in particular in the financial services sector, on disputes and negotiations with trade unions and other employee representatives, corporate governance and transactions, including insolvencies.

Andrew has contributed to various publications and co-authored the UK section of the European employment law textbook "Arbeitsrecht in Europa" and the chapter on "Employees as Directors" in the ICSA Guide for Directors.


Andrew is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and European Employment Lawyers Association.

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Employment: employers and senior executives

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Andrew Taggart - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 'has one of the strongest employment practices in the market' thanks to 'an outstanding calibre of lawyers who have an excellent reputation and are leaders in the field' with 'genuine experience across every aspect of employment law you can think of'. Team head Andrew Taggart and Peter Frost are 'thought leaders' and 'highly skilled litigators who really stand out above the rest'. Other key figures include Tim Leaver, who 'consistently provides a first-class service and approaches issues with exceptional judgement and commerciality'; Christine Young, who is 'a class leader'; and 'absolutely brilliant' senior associate Jennifer Andrews. The team recently advised BAE Systems Applied Intelligence on large-scale redundancies in multiple jurisdictions, assisted AA with the dismissal of its former executive chairman and acted for the Church of England in a statutory inquiry into the handling of child sex abuse allegations. Senior associate and employment barrister Sian McKinley joined from Chambers of Robin Allen QC in 2017.

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