Chambers UK 2014

What the team is known for:

 A serious consideration for both respondent clients and individual employees seeking legal advice in employment law. Capable of overseeing complicated team moves and discrimination claims.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Commercial awareness: "Their pragmatic approach enabled us to make informed decisions based on the advice received."

Market standing: "If a friend came to me with an employment issue, I'd recommend them."

Bench strength: "Very good strength in depth and a variety of clients."

Work highlights Represented Fahim Imam-Sadeque, former head of sales at BlueBay Asset Management, in connection with a £1.7 million claim for alleged breach of a compromise agreement.

Assisted Graeme Neilly in the successful defence of a High Court restrictive covenant application.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Peter Doyle is an established member of London's employment law community, with experience of handling cases for both respondents and claimants. He has particular expertise in dealing with executive termination and restrictive covenant disputes.

Darren Clayton continues to boast a diverse and varied practice and is capable of adroitly representing both employers and employees.

Peter de Maria's willingness to undertake complex cases on behalf of claimants was evident through his recent representation of Fahim Imam-Sadeque. Interviewees have remarked favourably upon his discerning approach to cases, with one individual saying "his ability to advise me on which issues to pursue and which to let go was exceptional."

According to one client, Jessica Corsi has "a fantastic legal brain and understands business at a senior level. She can wade through complex details very well." She is recommended for representing employers in termination and discrimination disputes.

Leading associate Esther Langdon is commended by sources for her ability to "extract the right information and then present it in the right way." She was involved in the aforementioned claim against BlueBay Asset Management.

Significant clients Dixons, Travelex, Capco, London Clubs, BBC Worldwide.