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Rhona Darbyshire

Partner and Head of Employment

I am a partner and head of the employment team. As a specialist employment lawyer I provide clear, efficient and commercial advice on all employment law issues.

With over 17 years’ experience, my role includes advising and supporting employers large and small, senior executives and professionals on the full range of employment matters.

I am a regular speaker and commentator on employment issues for national media, newspapers and trade and legal journals, including Radio 4, The Times, The Financial Times, The Evening Standard, The Guardian and City AM.

My practice has a particular emphasis on employment tribunal litigation, restructuring, employee relations issues, disciplinary and grievances and senior employee exit strategies.

I was recommended in Chambers UK 2020.

Areas of expertise:

  • Tribunal and Court of Appeal claims
  • Senior terminations and boardroom disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Handling complex disciplinary and grievances
  • Bonus and breach of contract claims
  • Bullying and harassment matters
  • Business protection, negotiating and advising on restrictive covenants and team moves
  • Employee/worker/consultant status issues
  • Discrimination and whistleblowing
  • Business reorganisations, redundancies and relocations

Qualifications and memberships

  • Qualified in October 2007
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association

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