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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

David Potter

Tel:
Work 0845 274 6819
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner heading up team of employment lawyers, providing full range of legal risk management services in the employment field.

Career

Articled Freeths LLP; qualified 1989; partner 1994.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Rossall School; Reading University (1986 LLB); Nottingham Trent University (1996 LLM Advanced Litigation).

Leisure

Cycling and piano.


East Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

David Potter - Freeths LLP

Within: Employment

Freeths LLP 's ‘pragmatic’ department ‘provides an excellent service with fast response times’ and ‘offers concise advice’. Active for both private and public sector clients, the team is adept at handling employment litigation and has developed strong expertise in reorganisations, TUPE and senior employee exits, as well as handling mandates in relation to discrimination, equal pay, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, and disciplinary and grievance issues. Julian Middleton heads the practice, which has a deep bench that includes the ‘versatile’ and ‘reliableRena Magdani, who ‘provides excellent analysis of issues’ as well as ‘practical commercial advice’. David Potter and Matt McBride are also recommended. Clients include DPD Group UK and Jones Bootmaker.

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East Midlands: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Freeths LLP focuses on academy conversions, including advising on private finance initiative structures, and on commercial and outsourcing matters. Employment law is another key area, mainly covered by David Potter. Practice head Stephen Pearson advised Nanaksar Thath Isher Darbar Trust, a specialist Sikh school charity, on its transfer to a new academy trust and associated financial support packages from the Department for Education. Other highlights included advising The University of Nottingham on the negotiation of complex property and nomination agreements regarding an 805-bed student accommodation project with Unite. Birmingham Metropolitan College, Shrewsbury Roman Catholic Diocese Board of Education and Landau Forte Educational Trust also feature on the client roster.

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