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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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Employment talk

Blog Post: 28 September 2023

Cinderella and the art of the possible

Last night I met Cinderella. As I entered the auditorium, there she was walking towards me, with outstretched arms and a welcoming smile. Call me shallow but all I could see were her sparkling silver…

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Blog Post: 22 August 2023

A sense of belonging

I'd like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land known as Australia. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present.

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Employment talk

Blog Post: 01 August 2023

Time to go back in the box, Barbie

Wild horses couldn’t have dragged me to see the new Barbie film. But then I saw that a number of commentators from various quarters in the States were criticising the film for being “woke” and…

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Blog Post: 25 July 2023

The results are in: Our top 10 enforcement insights from the FCA’s Annual Report for 2022/23

Last week, the FCA published its Annual Report for 2022/23, which included the usual FCA annual enforcement performance data. Below we have selected 10 key points from the Annual Report that are…

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