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BDBF retains top band status in Chambers UK 2024

BDBF continues to be recognised as one of London’s leading employment law firms as it retains its band one ranking in the 2024 Chambers UK Guide, with all BDBF’s partners recognised.

Here is the outstanding feedback on our team.

Employment: Senior Executive – Band 1

The team:

“BDBF never drop the ball. I feel incredibly well advised from start to finish.”

“The lawyers at BDBF are fierce negotiators, excellent lawyers and a genuine pleasure to work with.”

“BDBF are diligent, professional and demonstrably committed to the success of my claim.”

All of our partners have been ranked and managing associate, Emily Plosker, is named as an Associate to Watch.

Gareth Brahams – Band 1        

“There aren’t many solicitors who know more than Gareth, especially when it comes to senior executives.”

“Gareth is pragmatic and commercial in his counsel, providing innovative arguments. He does a great job of managing expectations.”

“He is a force of nature and a rock-hard negotiator.”

“Gareth is exceptional. He is honest, creative in his approach and doesn’t miss a trick. He is laser-focused on delivering the best possible outcome.”

Claire Dawson – Band 1

“Claire is fantastic and a superb lawyer. She is very clever and strategic, she listens and she is clear, with a helpful mindset.”

“Claire has knowledge in bucket loads, particularly in relation to pregnancy discrimination. She is fiercely pragmatic, sympathetic and caring, while being highly focused on the outcome.”

“She is someone who is incredibly engaging and intelligent.”

“Claire is excellent in all aspects. She is decisive and moves things along with expertise and care while being direct and to the point.”       

Paula Chan – Band 1    

“She is extremely knowledgeable, supportive and helped me through the entire process really well.”

“Paula is incredibly hard-working. She is brilliant with people and knows the law really well.”

“I am blown away by Paula’s consciousness towards her clients and her willingness to understand the details of their cases. She is exceptionally friendly but won’t give you an easy ride.”

“Paula is a legal powerhouse. She is empathetic yet fights for my interests with precision and incredible expertise.”

Nick Wilcox – Band 3

“He is very pragmatic and always knows what the best points are.”

“Nick’s understanding of employment law is excellent, meaning he is able to guide cases in the right direction.”

“Clients are front and centre of everything with Nick. He is fantastic with clients, and as a result they really trust him.”

“Nick provides fantastic advice and is an excellent strategist.”

Polly Rodway – Band 3

“Polly is a very impressive and capable lawyer who always seems to have her client’s best interest at the heart of everything she does.”

“She works in a collaborative way even when dealing with the other side of a contentious matter and as a result secures the best possible outcomes for her clients.”

“I couldn’t expect better service from her.”

“Polly is really impressive.”

Clare Brereton – Up and Coming

“She is extremely hard-working and is a rising star at the firm.”

“Clare is superb; she is incredibly calm in a crisis to get a client out of a hole and is a master tactician.”

“She embodies the approach of the firm – she has outstanding client management skills and is a heavyweight litigator.”

“Working with Clare was an absolute pleasure. Her empathy and commercial excellence are second to none, and I always felt in good hands.”

Emily Plosker – Associate to Watch

Thank you to our clients, referrers and employment law colleagues for the incredible feedback.

If you would like to discuss your employment law needs please contact your usual BDBF contact, email us at or call us on 020 3828 0350.

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