Key experience

  • Coordinated and provided tax and pension advice to leading global insurance company
  • Successfully defended Big Four Accountancy Firm in case of alleged discrimination on grounds of nationality before the Employment Tribunal. This was a potentially high value case against a difficult Claimant. The issues in the case, which initially included allegations of unlawful sex discrimination, were successfully narrowed ahead of the hearing, reducing the client's exposure and potential relief.
  • Acted for the largest independent Insurance Broking Firm to obtain injunctive relief against former employees who had left and set up in competition, in breach of their restrictive covenants, and where confidential information belonging to the Company had been unlawfully obtained. In the second of these cases the proceedings were also brought against the Insurer supporting the individuals. Both cases were successfully settled, the first part way through the proceedings and the second following mediation, with substantial damages and costs being recovered for the client.
  • Acted for leading broadcasting company and advised on a contested intra-group transfer of staff, prior to the acquisition of the affected part of the business by a venture capitalist company. We devised a consultation strategy and provided support throughout the process to the client in order to secure the transfer of staff ahead of the transaction
  • Provided advice to professional service organisation on collective redundancy process which was part of a larger restructuring exercise, including advice on election of representatives and format of consultation meetings with employees. We were able to assist the client in structuring their proposals to maximise benefit from the interpretation of the statutory use of "location" in order to expedite the plans and maximise benefits to the employer and employees.
  • Advised on all aspects of transaction where global Media Company acquired specialist media services provider, including due diligence and transition of employment of key personnel to the purchaser's employment. Provided subsequent advice on the gradual transfer and integration of employees.