Guy Bredenkamp > DAC Beachcroft LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

DAC Beachcroft LLP
WELBAR CENTRAL
36 GALLOWGATE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 4TD
England

Work Department

Employment and pensions group.

Position

Guy is an employment lawyer with a background of advising private and public sector clients, including food, chemicals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers, national public sector agencies, special health authorities and the police. He now works principally for NHS clients, advising on matters such as service reconfiguration, board level restructuring and executive terminations, high-value discrimination and whistleblowing claims and doctors’ disciplinary/capability issues. He regularly lectures and trains on employment law and practice. He is a recognised expert on equal pay and has been at the forefront of the defence of the mass equal pay claims facing the NHS. He advises on one of the largest multiple claims in the country and acted for the lead respondent in the national challenge to Agenda for Change in the Hartley case. Guy is also experienced in advising employers on industrial disputes and he leads the firm’s employee relations unit.

Career

Research scientist; qualified as solicitor 1998; joined Eversheds 1996, associate 2003; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2009 to date.

Memberships

Industrial Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association; HPMA.

Education

Pocklington School; Salford (1983 BSc); Essex (1987 PhD); London Guildhall University (1994 CPE; 1995 LPC).

Leisure

Family, football (playing), allotment gardening, guitars.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Public sector > Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP acts for NHS and private sector clients working in the health sector in range of matters, including those related to corporate, commercial, regulatory, employment and governance issues. The firm is known for combining insight into the NHS landscape and the challenges facing the independent health sector. Nigel Montgomery leads the national practice, while in Newcastle, healthcare regulatory specialist Gill Weatherill co-leads with Guy Bredenkamp, who has particular experience in advising NHS employers on employment matters.

North > Human resources > Employment

Best known for its employment tribunal service, DAC Beachcroft LLP also has expertise in equal pay claims, TUPE transfers and capability cases involving doctors and executives in the NHS. Guy Bredenkamp leads the team and specialises in major organisational changes, as well as industrial action. Also notable is associate Sarah George, who has particular experience in employment disputes.