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Employment Litigation

We are true litigators. Our Employment team sits within A&O’s wider Litigation department; our mindset is first and foremost as litigators, with litigation comprising 75% of the work we do.

We consider this standalone expertise to be a unique strength of our practice where we add tangible value to clients, working with them to limit reputational and financial damage.

We provide strategic input and direction on high-risk and sensitive contentious work. Our team has vast experience of advising clients in relation to issues coming out of a termination, such as breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions, team moves, whistleblowing, restraint-of-trade matters and a wide range of discrimination issues, as well as assisting clients before all national courts (including the European Court of Justice) and employment tribunals in the full range of individual and collective labour conflicts.

Our focus is always proactive.  We identify the risks at an early stage and build on this with regular, accurate advice in your best commercial and strategic interest, to resolve litigation early or, where appropriate, defend matters vigorously through to conclusion.  

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News and insights

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Publications: 25 May 2022

Seventy years of workplace progress with anti-discrimination measures

At the start of the Queen’s reign in 1953, workplace discrimination was commonplace and lawful. Today, the personal characteristics of workers such as sexual orientation, religion, gender and…

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Blog Post: 20 May 2022

The Wagatha Christie trial – was litigation the right option?

I have very little interest in footballers, their wives and girlfriends, or who said what about whom on social or mainstream media.

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Blog Post: 17 May 2022

“Now is the time to be myself”

‘Shout what you want, it is not going to make a difference!’ – Jake Daniels on coming out.

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Blog Post: 08 March 2022

Achieving gender balance – breaking the bias

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, which this year has taken the theme #breakthebias, it is reassuring to see from the Government-backed FTSE Women Leaders Review (the Review) published at the…

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