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Spotlight: Gareth Brahams


To end BDBF’s “10 in Ten” we spoke to Managing Partner, Gareth Brahams, to discuss his journey over the past 10 years and hear his thoughts on this momentous milestone.

What are the biggest challenges you have faced as managing partner, and how did you overcome them?

We had a couple of our partners decide to leave the law and that left a hole for us which we needed to fill by lateral recruitment, but I used a trusted recruitment consultant and, frankly, it gave us something to do during the early days of the pandemic when the tribunals were not operating and nearly everything ground to a halt.

What do the next 10 years hold for BDBF?

That is a good question. We are going to remain focused on helping people who get into high value/high stakes disputes with their employers or the firms they work at get through the most challenging work issues they face in their lives. We will also continue to help employers who are on the reverse side of that. We have always been willing to push the boundaries of the law and what people ordinarily think of as employment law to get clients the right results and that can take us in all sorts of interesting directions but the joy of it is, we don’t know what they are until the case comes in. 

If you could sum up the past 10 years in three words, what would they be?

Exhilarating, Educational, Enjoyable.