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Employment Litigation

Pre-eminent contentious capability on bet-the-house employment issues


Many organisations will, on occasion, face employment challenges that pose significant financial, commercial and reputational risks. We provide our clients with assurance when they need to achieve the best outcome in bet-the-house disputes. 

We can help you with a range of issues including senior executive disputes, discrimination claims, cross-border investigations, whistle-blowing proceedings and disputes with trade unions involving bargaining rights or industrial action.

As the "go-to firm" for complex litigation, particularly in regulated sectors with high risk investigations or those with a multi-jurisdictional element, we draw on extensive experience to deploy novel, multi-disciplinary strategic analysis to achieve our client's objectives.

We work with multinational corporations and financial institutions and are regularly instructed on boardroom disputes for listed companies. We take a cross-practice approach and work closely with related areas including our international remuneration and incentives and corporate governance teams to cover all aspects of these complex matters globally.

In our clients' interests, we promote the resolution of employment disputes via alternative forms from the traditional civil courts and domestic tribunals, including the use of domestic and international arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination. We also have extensive experience advising before all national and international courts.

As a global employment practice we advise on a wide range of contentious employment issues across the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and the US. Our practice also deals with complex, multi-jurisdictional partnership or LLP disputes.

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Recent Experience

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Advising in a high profile whistle-blower proceeding

Marathon Asset Management

Advising on various arbitral disputes with a co-founder and parallel proceedings in the London Commercial Court against a team of former employees and a former contractor 


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