Firm Profile > Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP > London, England

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Kings House
36 King Street
LONDON
EC2V 8BB
England

Employment: senior executives Tier 1

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP’s employment practice is well known for its expertise in regulated professions, with a strong focus on senior executives in the financial services and insurance industries, as well as senior doctors in leading hospitals, and partners and senior employees in law, accountancy, and management consultancy firms. The practice has also a niche specialism in discrimination, sexual harassment and whistleblowing cases. 'True heavyweight' Gareth Brahams heads the practice, while Arpita Dutt and Nick Wilcox are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Gareth Brahams

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP’s team is very attentive and sympathetic to its clients and will strive to find the best possible solution for them‘.

The team is flexible, creative and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law‘.

The team is very friendly and adaptable‘.

Gareth Brahams is a true heavyweight in the field and a superb negotiator‘.

Arpita Dutt is exceptionally diligent‘.

Nick Wilcox is very knowledgeable, has a great manner with clients and possesses tremendous attention to detail‘.

Key clients

Alex Osipov

Dr Arjuna Weerasinghe

Dr Roxana Gunny

Employment: employers Tier 6

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP’s employment practice is well known for its expertise in regulated professions, with a strong focus on senior executives in the financial services and insurance industries, as well as senior doctors in leading hospitals, and partners and senior employees in law, accountancy, and management consultancy firms. The practice has also a niche specialism in discrimination, sexual harassment and whistleblowing cases. 'True heavyweight' Gareth Brahams heads the practice, while Arpita Dutt and Nick Wilcox are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Gareth Brahams

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP’s team is very attentive and sympathetic to its clients and will strive to find the best possible solution for them‘.

The team is flexible, creative and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law‘.

The team is very friendly and adaptable‘.

Gareth Brahams is a true heavyweight in the field and a superb negotiator‘.

Arpita Dutt is exceptionally diligent‘.

Nick Wilcox is very knowledgeable, has a great manner with clients and possesses tremendous attention to detail‘.

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP (BDBF) is a leading specialist employment law practice based in the City of London.

The firm: BDBF has a particular focus on helping senior employees and partners to exit employers, partnerships and LLPs with appropriate compensation, helping SMEs resolve their employment law issues and handling high-value employment and related disputes.

BDBF’s partners are ranked top in the employment law field (including three of the Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers). The firm’s lawyers have fought and won some of the highest profile employment disputes of recent years against a range of ‘magic circle’ opponents.

BDBF acted for former Chief Executive Alex Osipov in his successful landmark whistleblowing claim against an oil and gas company and Arjuna Weerasinghe and Roxana Gunny in their high value discrimination claims against NHS Trusts. BDBF’s lawyers are experts in whistleblowing claims.

Types of work undertaken: Lawyers at BDBF help individuals to negotiate employment contracts or terms of membership of LLPs; join competitors (as teams or individuals) despite their restrictive covenants; pursue grievances (most often about unsatisfactory bonuses, discrimination, suffering retaliation for whistleblowing or stress/harassment at work); successfully defend themselves in disciplinary hearings; achieve favourable severance deals; and, when necessary, litigate and win compensation from their employers.

Most of BDBF’s individual clients are either employed at a senior level/C-suite within financial or insurance services or are senior lawyers, partners or members of LLPs, consultants, doctors, management consultants or managers (often board level) in industry.

BDBF has specialist expertise in advising regulated professionals who experience career destabilising employment issues involving the FCA, PRA, and other regulatory bodies; those who are subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR); and those individuals who are likely to receive regulatory references.

BDBF’s lawyers are also experienced in sensitively advising complainants and witnesses involved in sexual harassment investigations and regulatory proceedings.

The firm does not act for bulge bracket investment banks or the major retail banks in order to ensure it remains conflict free and can act against them.

BDBF’s employment lawyers also act as trusted employment law advisers to businesses on how to avoid all the things they help employees and partners achieve. The team does this by finding pragmatic and practical solutions to the toughest staff challenges that clients face, so that clients can focus on building their businesses . The firm’s experience in working for individuals is invaluable when it comes to helping corporate clients as BDBF’s lawyers can second guess opponents’ next moves and outmanoeuvre them. BDBF’s employer clients come from a diverse range of sectors including financial services firms, accountants, utilities companies, property investment houses, recruitment agencies, law firms, luxury brand retailers, brokers and corporate financiers. It also advises LLPs and general partnerships on partnership issues.

BDBF has successfully defended Employment Tribunal claims and pursued High Court litigation involving team moves, misuse of confidential information and a breach of restrictive covenants on behalf of its employer clients.

BDBF was one of The Times Best Law Firms in 2019.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior and Managing Partner Gareth Brahams garethbrahams@bdbf.co.uk
Senior Partner - Employment Arpita Dutt arpitadutt@bdbf.co.uk
Partner - Employment Ruth Gamble (née Badrick) ruthgamble@bdbf.co.uk
Partner - Employment Polly Rodway pollyrodway@bdbf.co.uk
Partner - Employment Nick Wilcox nickwilcox@bdbf.co.uk
Photo Name Position Profile
 Gareth Brahams  photo Gareth Brahams Managing Partner
 Arpita Dutt photo Arpita Dutt Partner
 Ruth Gamble (née Badrick)  photo Ruth Gamble (née Badrick) Partner
 Polly Rodway  photo Polly Rodway Partner
 Nicholas Wilcox  photo Nicholas Wilcox Partner
Number of UK partners : 5
Number of other UK fee-earners : 10
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