Bexley Beaumont > Manchester, England > Firm Profile

Bexley Beaumont
Centurion House
129 Deansgate
M3 3WR

Dispute resolution > Banking litigation Tier 3

Employment Tier 4

Bexley Beaumont advises medium to large employers, senior executives, and universities on the full range of employment matters. Karen Bexley focuses on large-scale restructuring and reorganisations, while Louise Carr frequently advises on pensions matters. Rebecca Peck focuses on high-value exits and consultant Mark Emery is noted for providing employment advice to Oxford colleges. Employment specialist Alex Clements joined from Schofield Sweeney in October 2021, while legal director Nicky Young joined from Brabners LLP on April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Karen Bexley


‘The Bexley Beaumont employment team is an outstanding, leading set of lawyers who bring the breadth and depth of experience required to ensure success on any case. Bexley Beaumont is a progressive, forward-thinking business, comprised of first class employment practitioners. With a modern business model which encompasses the principles of employment law and equality, diversity and inclusion, Bexley Beaumont has already been the recipient of a number of prestigious accolades.’

‘Louise Carr is a stand-out name within Bexley Beaumont. Louise is a formidable employment lawyer whose clients include many local government employers and big name companies. Louise has an enviable record of success. Her intellect, work ethic and judgement are second to none. A skilled advocate, she is the go-to lawyer for all aspects of employment law.’

‘Bexley Beaumont’s flexibility is the one of the main reasons we work with them. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Plus they are friendly and very accomodating.’

‘Louise Carr is undoubtedly one of the most talented employment lawyers I have ever worked with. Louise manages to balance the legal side with commercial acumen and is able to deliver this in a very simple and straightforward way. She integrates as if she is part of our team and we are in safe hands knowing Louise is on hand. I can’t recommend her enough. Again her flexibility and nature means she will get back to me regardless of the time of day or if she isn’t able to will always let us know when to expect feedback.’

‘Bexley Beaumont are a professional firm from start to finish. They work with us as their client to understand our business and culture and always take this into account when providing advice and guidance.’

‘We have worked with Louise Carr for a number of years and she has always been a true professional and the service we receive from her is second to none. She is flexible and will always make time to work with us if needed even at short notice, she understands our business well and will always take the business into account when working with us.’

Key clients

Paragon Finance plc (part of the Paragon Banking Group plc)

Knox Pharmaceuticals Limited

iSource IT UK limited

The Sovereign Trust

VUR Village Trading No 1 Limited t/a Village Hotels

Missguided Limited

St Stephen’s House, Oxford

Bluefrog Fundraising Ltd

Williamson & Croft Audit Limited

Somerville College, Oxford

Vision Supplies Limited

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

QubicaAMF UK Limited

Hans Lingl UK Limited

JD Sports Fashion plc

JN Bentley Limited

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advised a large financial services sector client on the provision of advice and support on public-sector insourcing.
  • Advised a food manufacturing business in response to claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
  • Represented a multi-academy trust, comprising four schools in its defence of a claim.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

Following its launch in 2020, Bexley Beaumont has expanded rapidly, and now fields a team comprising three experienced dispute resolution partners, including noted litigator Phil Sheard, fomerly of Brabners LLP.

Public sector > Infrastructure (parliamentary)

In late 2021, Bexley Beaumont, which has bases in Manchester, London and Liverpool, recruited experienced Roll A Parliamentary Agent Richard Bull from Pinsent Masons LLP.

Real estate > Planning Tier 5

West Midlands > Real estate > Planning Tier 5

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