How we deliver results for our clients
Between us we have over 40 years practical experience of helping employers and employees resolve their toughest work challenges at the highest levels. This gives us the instinct and insight to make the right judgment calls that make the difference between a good settlement 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 comprises the majority of the employment team that was described by the 2012 edition of the leading independent legal directory, Legal 500 as “one of, if not, the best Claimant practice in London”.
Our two most senior partners, Gareth Brahams and Arpita Dutt, were ranked in The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100 Lawyers to Watch” in 2012 and 2011 respectively. Gareth is the elected chair of the Training Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association, the most influential legal training role for the employment law profession.
The other leading independent directory, Chambers & Partners, ranks both Gareth and Arpita amongst the top twenty employment lawyers in London helping senior employees.
These accolades give us the credibility to make your opponents sit up and listen to us when we make representations on your behalf.
Ultimately though, the greatest proof of our quality is the fact that we have made our business out of word of mouth referral. Former clients refer their contacts. Former opponents recommend us to people they cannot act for. Employers we have sued have instructed us because they want us on their side second time around and subsequently become long standing clients. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our testimonial page for recent feedback taken directly from the words of clients.
You are the expert on your situation. 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 partnerships on being straightforward, down to earth and approachable - making 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. We view ourselves as an emergency service to our clients because reducing the stress associated with any employment dispute is as much part of our role as advising on the law.
If you are in dispute with a major financial institution, we can act for you because we very rarely take on cases on behalf of banks. 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 and ratings agencies.