Employment Law

Our specialist employment team acts for a range of employers including SME’s, start-ups, entrepreneurs, LLP’s, global companies and professional services firms. We are fortunate to work with many high growth companies that we have supported at all stages of their growth and development.

We also provide a specialist service representing senior executives and board directors (often at FTSE 250 companies), high net worth individuals and those in high profile positions.

We work with employers to help protect their commercial and business interests. Your designated partner will help you to analyse the legal issues and set out a strategy with you to meet your goals and desired objectives.

We are known for our supportive, commercial, pro-active and no nonsense approach which allows our clients to get on with their own busy professional lives. We understand that each client, and each matter, is unique and important and we develop a strategy which meets your needs.

We often advise on complex and high value employment litigation. We advise senior executives on the best way to maximise their position whether via litigation, negotiation or mediation (private or judicial). We recognise that there are some disputes where the parties wish to come to a workable solution, and others where there needs to be a managed parting of the ways. We help to do this in an organised way that is conscious of your professional reputation and the need for confidentiality. 

As a full service commercial law firm we are able to cross refer you to our experts who can provide you with support in all areas of your business and your personal life. DKLM legal teams include: tech, corporate commercial, commercial property, residential property, commercial litigation, private client, immigration, and property litigation.  

We build and develop long lasting client relationships. We appoint a designated client care partner, who keeps in contact with you, and reviews how we can support you as your business grows.

When international matters arise, whether for our global companies, or when our client’s expand their businesses to other jurisdictions, our global legal network is able to help your business every step of the way.

We also help international businesses with their expansion to the UK. We prepare the necessary contracts of employment and HR policies to ensure that your business meets the required standards.

 “Having known and worked with Philip for many years, I am delighted to endorse him for his high level of work, professionalism and integrity. Phil enjoys getting to know the business of my clients who are expanding to the UK, and helping them meet their objectives. He has also been gracious with opening up his business network to help make relevant introductions for my clients”Senior Investment Adviser, UKTI Toronto (Tech)

 “Philip is astute, commercially minded and pragmatic”.  Martin Fodder, Littleton Chambers

 “I have worked with Philip on a number of employment-law cases and have always appreciated his attention to detail, his thorough understanding of the issues and his incisiveness. He seems, at times, to have inexhaustible reserves of energy and drive. In my view, Philip is an excellent lawyer who is not only reassuringly practical but who also has a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of employment law”.  Elliot Gold, Barrister, Sergeant’s Inn

We look forward to working with you.

Contact details:

Philip Henson, Partner and Head of Employment Law

Emailp.henson@dklm.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7549 7872