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

Known as a ‘specialist employment boutique with real depth in its offering’, Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP is ‘very good with senior executives, understanding the regulatory issues as much as the employment issues’. The practice is recommended as ‘a leader in discrimination cases’, as well as providing expertise in whistleblowing and a range of non-financial misconduct matters, including race and sex discrimination and sexual misconduct matters. Core specialisms for the firm are menopause-related cases and employee competition issues, as well as financial services and legal sector matters. Managing partner Gareth Brahams spearheads the group and ‘is top of his game, a tenacious and highly experienced negotiator’. His team includes the ‘highly experienced and professionalClaire Dawson; Polly Rodway, who has a particular focus advising female executives; financial services and insurance sector specialist Nick Wilcox; and key senior associates Samantha Prosser and Clare Brereton.