Polly Rodway > Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Kings House
36 King Street

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Polly acts for City senior executives on entering and exiting City institutions, as well as on employment disputes such as redundancy, disciplinary investigations and grievance processes.

She has a particular interest and experience in representing senior female executives in bringing maternity and pregnancy discrimination, and executive equal pay claims in the Employment Tribunal.

She has acted for several CEOs and one of the most senior female CEOs and Board directors in the City on her exit from a PLC involving complex remunerative arrangements within a regulatory framework. She is adept at understanding the fine detail without over-lawyering and losing sight of key settlement objectives.

Polly has advised in complex High Court litigation, including high value contractual, bonus and misrepresentation claims.

Polly is a trusted adviser to a range of SME clients on employment issues, contracts and policies, with particular expertise in defending litigation. She is regularly involved in delivering engaging and informative training to HR advisers and business decision makers.

Polly has been a commentator on employment issues for the BBC, City AM and in The Times newspapers.


Member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


Trained and qualified at RPC (2007-2013), joined BDBF in 2013 and became a partner in 2017.


Travel, literature, cheese and wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Senior executives

(Next Generation Partners)

Polly RodwayBrahams 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.