Employment Law Specialists

We are a top ranked specialist employment law firm based in the City of London
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Welcome to BDBF

We are an independent firm of specialist employment lawyers. Collectively, we possess decades of real-world experience in resolving the toughest workplace disputes at the most senior level. We represent:

• Senior executive employees
• Partners
• Small business owners
• Limited liability partnerships

How we can help you

Our expertise affords us the confidence to make important judgment calls at the right time, that can transform a difficult legal situation into a success.

Adding to the equation our considerable experience in litigation and advisory work means we can deliver complete practical commercial solutions to our clients. From a legal standpoint, every industry is different.

Our insight gained through experience allows us to add value in the markets our clients operate; highlighting the industry-specific risks and helping clients identify their goals in context. We help our clients achieve not only a good result, but also the best possible result for them.

  BDBF has a high success rate in litigation. As a result, clients regularly ask us to act against large employers, including the NHS, and banks such as Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse.

Our employment lawyers’ work in the financial and professional service sectors underpins our reputation. We also have extensive experience in representing clients in technology and healthcare.

Our offices are ideally located in the City of London and Canary Wharf. Providing a user-friendly and flexible service is core to our ethos, and our lawyers will be happy to meet in the most convenient office for you.

At every step of the way, your knowledge and application of employment law, strategy and tactics unsettled, outsmarted and attacked the counsel representing the bank.

MD, Investment Bank

BDBF provide prompt, clear advice and have provided our business with extremely helpful guidance in steering through complex scenarios with sensitivity and commercial awareness.

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How we help employers

Given our focus and deep specialism in employment law, it is most likely that our employment lawyers will have come across a situation like yours before and will know what to do.  We have specialist expertise in representing employers in financial services, insurance, professional services and technology; all of which are people-focused businesses.

All law firms will tell you that they invest in building client relationships and delivering great service.  We think actions speak louder than words

BDBF was founded because we thought that we could offer our clients more by doing things differently (we were right).  We incentivise every single employee in our firm to deliver to our clients.  We set our lawyers much lower billable hours targets than our competitors, so we have time to learn about our clients and how they like to work.  This also means that we are responsive, engaged, and able to focus on your matter.

The bottom line is that we run our business with the same care and attention as our clients do.  This means we understand the complexities of managing employer/employee relationships and the importance of maintaining productivity and morale in difficult situations.  In addition, we are committed to a robust standard of ethics and provide legal advice and representation to the highest level of honesty, transparency, and integrity.

We provide expert advice and representation on matters concerning:

  • Employment contracts and director’s service agreements
  • Grievances
  • Dismissals
  • Investigations
  • Equality Act 2010 matters
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Protecting Confidential Information
  • TUPE
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Whistleblowing

By instructing us, you can expect a level of quality, intelligence, and commercial insight unmatched by any other London employment law firm.

Employment Law News

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The COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is designed to support employers retain employees in the face of the considerable challenges presented by the global coronavirus crisis. In this briefing, we consider what the latest guidance means for employers who wish to furlough employees and apply for funding under the Scheme.

Information for employees on the COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme (Updated 3 April 2020)

The COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme has been introduced to encourage employers to retain staff during the coronavirus crisis and avoid having to make redundancies. In this briefing, we explain what the Scheme means for affected employees.

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