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Howes Percival LLP

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Simon deMaid

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Howes Percival LLP

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Employment and pensions.


Simon is a partner and advises on all types of tribunal claims, with a particular interest in disability discrimination. He takes a pro-active role in case management, including advocacy at hearings. Simon also advises on redundancy/restructuring, TUPE transfers and corporate transactions, and he provides bespoke advice to commercial clients from the public and private sector. His approach is creative, commercial and pragmatic. Simon regularly delivers training seminars and workshops for clients and also in conjunction with other professionals, such as recruitment specialists, outplacement providers and the Northampton CIPD. Simon is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


Debt recovery negotiator Eversheds 1999; trainee solicitor Howes Percival LLP 2001; solicitor Howes Percival LLP 2003; associate solicitor Howes Percival LLP 2008; director Howes Percival LLP 2012; partner Howes Percival LLP 2013 to date.

South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Howes Percival LLP 'is simply fantastic; response times are always excellent, its understanding of the client's business is always spot on, and advice always meets clients' needs'. The practice acts for a number of household-name brands (including Mercedes-Benz), as well as senior executives, for which it handles complex tribunal claims and severance issues. Recent highlights include advising Welcome Break on warranties, indemnities and TUPE issues related to its acquisition of two Starbucks franchises, and acted for the shareholders of Woodway Packaging on the employment aspects of its acquisition by international distribution and outsourcing group, Bunzl, which involved advising the directors on the terms of their new service agreements. Paula Bailey heads the team in Milton Keynes, which includes Simon DeMaid, who 'always understands clients' needs, explains the risks behind each decision and does everything in his power to mitigate those risks'.

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