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Ravinder Mahal

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Wedlake Bell LLP

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Partner specialising in managing cross-border and international employment law advice and projects. He recently managed the implementation and harmonisation of key employment documentation across 17 countries for a global IT/outsourcing company. He has managed cross-border legal advice on corporate documents such as insider trading, ethics policy, global bonus/commission schemes and restrictive covenants.

He has handled cases in the tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal. He provides TUPE advice on corporate transactions, AIM flotations and outsourcing contracts, as well as advising on all aspects of day-to-day employment issues for employers and employees. He has dealt with high-level director/senior employee terminations, advised on discrimination issues and protecting business interests, such as confidentiality and restrictive covenants. Some examples of work include acting in relation to the ITV Digital litigation; Cantor Fitzgerald v A Pugh 2002 (reported case); acting for Nortel Networks regarding their outsourcing agreements; and advising British Petroleum on the outsourcing of its IT function and the harmonisation of the terms and conditions of employment across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for a global IT/call centre company.

He is a director and now provides cross-border and international labour law and labour law related advice and project management for Wedlake Bell’s subsidiary, iGlobal Law. He runs the Wedlake Bell Retail Forum, which is a discussion-based forum on the latest employment law developments specific to the retail industry. The event is attended by HR professionals in retail. Ravinder is the head of the Wedlake Bell Retail Group.


Trained Nabarro Nathanson; qualified 1994; Wedlake Bell 2004; partner 2006; general editor of ‘Tolley’s Employment Law’ – has written the ‘Religion or Belief’ chapter, as well as edited and reviewed the ‘Contracts of Employment’ and ‘Statutory Bodies concerned with Industrial Relations’ chapters. He has edited and reviewed the ‘Employee Participation’ and ‘Data Protection’ chapters of ‘Tolley’s Employment and Personnel Procedures’. He sits on LexisNexis’s panel to review Harvey’s Special Report Series and advises LexisNexis on the publication of new works, for example recently on equal pay.




Employment Lawyers Association; Retail Forum.


Middlesex University; College of Law.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Recent highlights for the 'fabulous' department at Wedlake Bell LLP include advising OKI Europe on the employment elements of the reorganisation of its EMEA operations and assisting Kuehne + Nagel with its liability for enhanced redundancy payments, threats of industrial action and commercial contract arrangements. Other clients include Millenium Hotels, the Royal Academy of Arts, AEG Europe, Countrywide and Nektan. The 'calm, professional and unbelievably intelligent' Blair Adams - who joined from DMH Stallard LLP in 2017 - heads up the group, which also includes the 'highly responsive' Ravinder Mahal, Richard Isham and Julia Jackson. David Israel joined Royds Withy King in 2017.

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