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Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

Work 0870 421 1952
Birmingham, London

West Midlands: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 2

Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

Averta Employment Lawyers LLP has an excellent niche three-partner employment practice. The group concentrates on acting for senior executives in the course of negotiating exit packages, settlement agreements, discrimination claims and other employment related issues. It also increasingly advises individuals on their rights in the context of group situations, such as large-scale redundancies and restructuring exercises. Names to note are the heads of department David Sykes and Alan Jones. Rachel Broughton is another notable practitioner.

Practice head(s):David Sykes; Alan Jones

Other key lawyers:Rachel Broughton


'The team is very good all round – all team members are highly rated'.

'The team knows how to handle senior individuals in organisations and has seen most situations before'.

'The group is sensible, pragmatic and commercial. It gets the deal done'.

'It has a personal touch and provides a first-class service'.

'David Sykes is brilliant. He is practical, down to earth and knows his stuff. He has empathy for his clients and likes to get things done quickly'.

'Alan Jones is vastly experienced'.

'Alan Jones is approachable, experienced and takes a resolution focused approach. Rachel Broughton is experienced and takes a robust approach on behalf of her clients'.

'Alan Jones - if there's a deal to be done, Alan is going to get you across the line.Rachael Broughton has excellent legal knowledge and is  a details person and someone to rely on'.

'Rachel Broughton is pragmatic, solutions driven, technically excellent and astute'.

'Rachel Broughton is tenacious, fights her clients' corner well, is knowledgeable and is a very good litigator'.


Work highlights

  • Acted for a director in an alleged breach of contract claim.
  • Represented a senior female manager who had suffered verbal and physical sexual harassment from a director.
  • Advised a multi-academy trust  about the proposed appointment of a head teacher who was believed to have made a false, if not fraudulent, application for the post.
  • Advised a mid-sized firm of accountants about restrictive covenants involving four departing fee-earners.
  • Instructed by a senior partner of a national law firm regarding his departure in according with the terms of the LLP agreement and the move to a competing business.
Leading individuals

Alan Jones - Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

David Sykes - Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

Rachel Broughton - Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

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