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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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Blog Post: 19 January 2023

No fuel left in the tank – workplace burnout

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Blog Post: 21 December 2022

Remuneration Update – Reimagining the ratio between fixed and variable bank pay

The Government’s plans to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap moved a step closer to reality this week, as the PRA and FCA published a consultation paper fleshing out how they propose implementing this…

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Blog Post: 15 December 2022

Quiet quitting – new language, old problem

Quiet quitting did not make the OED’s ‘word of the year’ shortlist this week but it is a phrase increasingly weaving its way into conversations. Misleadingly, quiet quitting has nothing to do with…

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Blog Post: 10 November 2022

Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts New Clawback Rule

On October 26, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new rule requiring U.S. public companies to recoup, or “claw back,” certain erroneously awarded executive compensation. 

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