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1 Eversheds Sutherland (Birmingham) Gowling WLG (Birmingham) Pinsent Masons (Birmingham) Averta Employment Lawyers LLP (Birmingham) Browne Jacobson LLP (Birmingham) DLA Piper (Deutschland) (B'ham) Gateley LLP (Birmingham) Mills & Reeve LLP (Birmingham) Squire Patton Boggs (Birmingham) 2 3 Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP (Birmingham) DWF LLP (Birmingham) Fieldfisher (Solihull) Higgs & Sons (Birmingham) Irwin Mitchell (Birmingham) Shakespeare Martineau LLP (Birmingham) Shoosmiths (Birmingham) VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) (Birmingham) Weightmans (Birmingham) 4 Bevan Brittan LLP (Birmingham) Capsticks LLP (Birmingham) FBC Manby Bowdler LLP (Shrews') Trowers & Hamlins LLP (Birmingham) Wright Hassall LLP (Birmingham) 5 Aaron & Partners LLP (Shrewsbury) Askews Legal LLP (Coventry) Bretherton Law (Birmingham) Freeths LLP (Birmingham) George Green LLP (Cradley Heath) Hatchers Solicitors LLP (Shrewsbury) Lanyon Bowdler (Telford) Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham) Ansons (Birmingham) Band Hatton Button LLP (Coventry) Beswicks Legal (Stoke-on-Trent) Harrison Clark Rickerbys (Hereford) 6 MFG Solicitors LLP (Birmingham) Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors (Telford) Pickerings Solicitors (Tamworth) Slater and Gordon (Birmingham) Thomas Guise Solicitors (Worcester) Thursfields Solicitors (Kidderminster) EVERSHEDS Sutherland (International) LLP covers the spectrum of employment law, with a client roster that includes Severn Trent, National Grid and St Andrews Healthcare. David Beswick leads the team and has extensive experience in handling outsourcing, restructuring and senior executive issues.

The 'commercial' practice at Gowling WLG works for clients such as Jacobs, Cathay Pacific and the London Borough of Croydon. Practice head Jane Fielding provides 'thorough and thoughtful consideration of complex issues'.

Pinsent Masons LLP is 'very professional', 'easy to do business with' and has 'a high level of knowledge' on employment matters. Linda Jones leads the practice and focuses primarily on non-contentious issues.

Averta Employment Lawyers LLP is a niche practice that represents senior employees on high value claims, and is 'commercial', 'pragmatic' and 'able to work to tight deadlines'.

Browne Jacobson LLP's Birmingham office is headed by James Tait who is noted for his 'fine analysis of situations', 'very good understanding' and 'tailored advice' to clients.

DLA Piper UK LLP has a diverse skillset in employment, with a client roster that includes National Grid Plc, Merlin Entertainment and Hilton International Hotels (UK).

Gateley Plc handles the full range of employment work but is notably strong in confidentiality and post-termination restrictions.

The 'excellent' and 'highly rated' practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles all aspects of employment for clients including Volkswagen Financial Services, Arcadia and the University of Birmingham.

Squire Patton Boggs is headed by Charles Frost, who has extensive experience in defending high value employment claims, with additional expertise in advising on TUPE regulations.

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is predominantly focused on the health and social care sector. The practice is led by Matthew Gregson, who specialises in contentious matters.

DWF is very active in the retail, healthcare and public sectors, with a client roster that includes Bupa, Poundland and The AA.Hannah Robbins heads the team.

The 'excellent' Fieldfisher LLP possesses a 'clarity of thinking' and 'business mindedness'. The 'very knowledgeable' Ranjit Dhindsa leads the team and is 'decisive', 'clear' and 'easy to work with'.

Higgs & Sons provides 'an excellent combination of commerciality and business acumen' with 'knowledgeable and thorough advice'. Tim Jones leads the team and is an expert in contentious matters and often acts as a mediator.

Birmingham-based Fergal Dowling heads Irwin Mitchell's national employment practice and has a strong reputation for handling employment tribunal claims.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is a 'customer focused', 'fully responsive' and 'well managed' practice, whose advice is 'succinct', 'understandable' and 'to the point'. Michael Hibbs heads the team, and has a key focus on the education, logistics, manufacturing and insurance sectors.

Shoosmiths LLP is a team of 'extremely knowledgeable and friendly professionals', who are 'able to provide legal advice in a timely and appropriate way'.

VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)'s employment practice has a notably strong focus on the education sector and provides 'very good response times' and 'management of cases'.

Weightmans LLP employment team is led by Jawaid Rehman, who is notably strong in the public and hospitality sectors.

Public sector work has been a cornerstone of Bevan Brittan LLP's employment team. Ashley Norman is a key figure from the Birmingham office and specialises in handling discrimination disputes.

The 'exceptional', 'always professional' and 'commercially focused' Capsticks LLP works on employment matters predominantly in the health and social care sector.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is 'highly knowledgeable across all areas' and 'highly responsive and supportive with their approach', with a particularly strong reputation in the manufacturing sector.

The 'very good' and 'proficient' Trowers & Hamlins LLP is 'always highly responsive and professional'' with a strong reputation for advising on TUPE regulations. Rebecca McQuirk leads the Birmingham team.

Wright Hassall LLP has the ability to 'deliver on complex and sensitive cases' and represents clients such as British Showjumping, Tech Spray Fibreglass and Eastcote Wealth Management.

Aaron & Partners LLP is headed by Helen Watson, who is skilled in TUPE disputes, large scale redundancies and trade union disputes.

Askews Legal LLP is led by solicitor Lianne Payne, who is an expert in handling TUPE transfers, redundancies, settlement agreements and exit strategies.

Brethertons LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, and regularly advises on tribunal claims, TUPE regulations, redundancies and transactions.

Freeths LLP has employment experts in its Birmingham and Stoke offices, representing clients such as ALDI Stores, National Express and Birmingham Metropolitan College.

George Green LLP is headed by Tim Lang, who acts for employers and senior employees unfair dismissals, discrimination cases and restrictive covenants.

The 'excellent' Hatchers Solicitors LLP 'always does its utmost to turn work around promptly and efficiently', with 'clear advice and responses'.

Lanyon Bowdler provides 'timely', 'concise', 'clear' and 'pragmatic' advice on employment matters. John Merry leads the team.

Sydney Mitchell LLP is 'a solid, well respected team' that is 'a very popular locally' with 'a reputation that is growing nationally'.

Ansons' employment team is highly active in sectors such as manufacturing, construction and healthcare, with expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mark Ridley is the key contact at Band Hatton Button LLP. He handles both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

Beswicks Legal provides 'straight-forward advice', 'good response times' and 'peace of mind' to its clients.

Cheltenham based Jenny Okafor-Jones heads the employment team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, and is notably skilled in advising on equal pay, discrimination and whistleblowing issues.

For some, MFG Solicitors LLP is 'probably the best employment offering in Worcester and surrounding area', with a strong focus on the financial services, education, manufacturing and construction sectors.

John Mehtam leads the team at Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors and is particularly skilled in handling high value terminations, executive service agreements and post termination restrictions.

Pickerings Solicitors LLP employment team 'takes the trouble to get to know the business that it is dealing with' and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Slater and Gordon is currently growing its presence in the Midlands and specialises in acting for employees in disputes. Senior associate David McBride heads the team.

The 'trustworthy' Thomas Guise Solicitors has some 'very good lawyers' with 'a large amount of experience'. Geoffrey Ellis leads the team.

Thursfields Solicitors is 'an effective unit' that 'handles myriad employment matters at all levels for a range of commercial clients'.
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Date:Nov 22, 2018
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