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Delivering Results

Between us we have decades of practical experience of helping employers, LLPs, senior employees, board directors, medical consultants and partners resolve their toughest work challenges at the highest levels.

This gives us the instinct and insight to make the right judgement calls that are the difference between a good deal and a disappointing one, or between winning and losing. 


In our work, we regularly deal with top ranked opponents working for the world’s biggest institutions. With such well-resourced opponents, you need credible lawyers whose legal judgment is respected and who have a track record of being prepared to take on the largest global businesses and winning. We have that credibility, both collectively and individually.

The team is made up of top employment lawyers and is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Legal 500 described Gareth Brahams as an “unrelenting opponent” and “ingenious lawyer, Arpita Dutt as the “standout rising star” and an “excellent negotiator”.


I would just like to express my profound thanks for the work that you did. You responded incredibly professionally to an extremely challenging timeline and managed to give some great advice that made a very important difference to the end result.

Senior Executive - Advertising Company

Ruth Badrick as being “extremely bright” and that Alistair French  “gets clients what they want”. Chambers noted BDBF is “singled out for its strong levels of care and attention” and that our lawyers "are great from top to bottom. They are efficient and nothing is too much trouble. They are a real pleasure to work with".

They send a chill down opponents' spines because they know their stuff - and opponents know they will get a tough fight.

 Managing Director

You have been a pleasure to deal with and have given good, straightforward and effective advice. You have been practical and sensitive, all delivered with a sprinkling sense of humour.

Managing Director - Financial Servces


Your lawyer can do nothing without getting the right input from you because only you know the full background to your case and the personalities involved. Effective partnership with our clients is crucial. We build those relationships by being straightforward, down to earth and approachable. We also make a point of ensuring our advice is jargon-free and empathetic. We chose to be employment lawyers because we want to help people and businesses in difficult situations. 

Our senior executive clients think of us as an emergency service because reducing the stress associated with any employment dispute by putting your trust into experienced expert hands is as much a part of our role as advising on the law.

Take a look at our Clients Stories & Testimonials for recent feedback and cases taken directly from our clients.


If you are in dispute with a major financial or other institution, we can act for you because we very rarely take on cases on behalf of large banks and PLCs. We do this in order to ensure we stay conflict free and

can therefore act against almost all banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, asset managers, brokers, ratings agencies, law and professional services firms.