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Doyle Clayton

Work 020 7329 9090
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42611 LONDON

Darren Clayton

Work 020 3696 7171
Doyle Clayton

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Senior Partner


Founder Partner – Advises companies and individuals on all employment and workplace law issues specialising in restrictive covenant disputes, team moves, reorganisation issues including TUPE, shareholder disputes as well as senior executive terminations and disputes

Professional career

Where trained: Titmus Sainer & Webb (Now Dechert LLP)
Year qualified: 1990
Year made partner in present firm: 1997

Please summarise your professional career (ie: posts, jobs, appointments)
Darren is a founder Partner of Doyle Clayton Solicitors one of the UK’s leading employment law firms.

Darren qualified in 1990 and joined Titmus Sainer & Webb (now Dechert LLP). In 1993 Darren moved to the Travelex Group where he acted as Group Company Secretary and Counsel until 1997. In 1997 Darren co-founded Doyle Clayton Solicitors with Peter Doyle.
Darren has over 25 years’ experience and focuses in particular on the corporate aspects of employment law, restructuring senior executive terminations, team moves and restrictive covenant disputes.
Darren is a regular contributor to the Law Society Gazette. He is a regular speaker.


Memberships held:

Employment Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, European Employment Lawyers Association and ELLINT

Current directorships: Doyle Clayton Solicitors Limited


Main secondary school attended: Morley High School
Universities and colleges attended: Durham University
(Degrees and qualifications with years attained): (BA Hons Law 2:1)


Motorcycling, bad saxophonist

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

'Strong boutique employment firm' Doyle Clayton is 'excellent for senior executive work' and has 'unparalleled strength in depth and exceptional technical knowledge'. Group leader Darren Clayton is 'a wily litigator and knows how to get the best deal for his clients'; he recently worked with Jennifer Nicol to represented an individual in a High Court injunction claim. Clients also praise the 'excellent' Peter Doyle, the 'very sharp and pragmatic' Peter De Maria and 'fantastic collaborator' Dan Begbie-Clench; Doyle is a key name for employment disputes, De Maria recently advised a global financial services business on the recruitment of ten senior investment bankers from a competitor and Begbie-Clench represented a partner in an actuarial consulting business in a race and religious discrimination claim.

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