Our approach is pragmatic and robust; we focus on getting the best possible outcomes for our senior executive and partner clients on contract or exit negotiations, advising on restrictive covenant enforcement or allegations of misconduct.
We act for senior individuals in a wide range of employment and partnership matters, including contract and exit negotiations, whistle-blowing, discrimination and bonus claims.
We advise on equal pay, remuneration and incentives (including challenging bonus awards) and, frequently, on confidentiality terms, fiduciary duties and post-termination restrictions (whether in service agreements or incentive schemes).
When disputes arise, we pride ourselves on achieving outcomes which protect our clients' interests and careers, without it becoming public knowledge. But where litigation is necessary, we pursue it robustly and effectively, often working with our Reputation Management team to ensure that our clients' personal and professional reputations are preserved.
We regularly advise on issues which have professional or regulatory implications for our clients. Many of our clients are financial services professionals and our work for them includes advice on misconduct investigations, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and Remuneration Code issues. We work with our specialist Business Crime and Regulatory colleagues to ensure that all the angles are covered and provide joined-up advice.
Our team of expert employment, immigration and tax specialists provides advice to many clients who work internationally; and, through our international networks, we are able to ensure that our clients receive seamless cross-border advice.
Employment and partner disputes can be stressful and intensely personal. We never lose sight of this and ensure that our clients feel exceptionally well supported and advised, from their first conversation with us to the conclusion of their case. Many of our individual clients have worked with us repeatedly over the years, including when they set up their own businesses.