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Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Kings House
36 King Street

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Managing Partner


Managing Partner. Over 25 years of experience acting for individuals and firms in all types of employment work, partnership and LLP disputes.

Best known for acting for board members and finance professionals against City institutions represented by top ranked employer firms.  Particularly renowned for his expertise in discrimination and whistle blowing cases.


Acted for whistle blower Alex Osipov in his £2m victory against International Petroleum in the Court of Appeal.  Acted for whistle blower Jonathan Millet in his case against Queensgate Investments that settled following a win at an early stage of the proceedings, reported in Bloomberg. Represented Achim Beck in his victorious age discrimination claim against CIBC (reported in the IRLR, the Financial Times and other publications).


Formerly elected Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association.


Gave evidence before the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee on the role of confidential settlements in sexual harassment claims. That evidence was cited in the Committee’s report and relied upon by the Court of Appeal in its judgment concerning the disclosure of allegations of sexual harassment against Phillip Green. He appeared on Channel 4 News as an expert on the issue.


Also acts for employers across the range of employment law but with a particular focus on high value disputes.


Conversational Spanish


Employment Lawyers Association.


Trained at SJ Berwin (qualified 1995), Capsticks (1995-1997), Eversheds (1997-2000), Lewis Silkin (2000-2010) (Partner 2002), formed and headed Employment Department at Stewarts Law (2010-2012).  Co-founder of BDBF in November 2012.


Playing and watching football, reading, swimming and running.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Senior executives

(Leading individuals)

Gareth BrahamsBrahams Dutt Badrick French LLP

Clients cannot speak highly enough of the team at Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP; ‘top flight’ and  ‘an absolute powerhouse’ are some of the comments on its services for senior employees. For the whole range of discrimination issues, high-profile sensitive exits, and whistleblowing claims, ‘formidable litigator and negotiatorGareth Brahams and the team steer clients through the tactics and strategies that will produce the best outcome, including taking account of reputational issues. It has deep experience of the financial services sector and other highly regulated industries. The strong team has been further boosted with the arrival of the ‘go-to’ Claire Dawson, who joined in April 2021 and Paula Chan, who joined in late 2020 from Slater and Gordon, and who is noted for her expertise in dealing with partnerships. The ‘outstandingPolly Rodway has a noted focus on sex/maternity discrimination and equal pay disputes and Nick Wilcox, who frequently acts with Dutt, is noted for always providing ‘cogent and wise advice‘. The senior associates also attract praise; Samantha Prosser is reported to be ‘exceptional’ in her handling of Employment Tribunal claims for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, worker status and whistleblowing detriment.

London > Employment > Employers

Maintaining a strong emphasis on regulated professions, Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP’s employment practice, fronted by Gareth Brahams, specialises in High Court proceedings, Tribunal litigation and contentious exits. A popular referral choice, the group also undertakes internal investigations and disciplinary issues. It welcomed Paula Chan in September 2020 from Slater and Gordon, as well as Claire Dawson from CC Solicitors in April 2021. Going the other way, in 2020, Ruth Gamble departed while Arpita Dutt retired to a consultancy role.