Daniel is a Partner in the Employment team.

Working with companies, he helps manage strategic change and its impact on the workforce, from planning how a business should be restructured, through the consultation and implementation phases to maintain performance and quality control.  This includes advising boards on reorganisations, redundancies and outsourcing arrangements across the UK and internationally.  Reputation management and investor confidence are key in these big projects, and Daniel is often called upon to advise on other sensitive issues including boardroom disputes, the exit of senior directors, and accusations of sexual harassment.  With a number of regulated clients, he also supports executives and their employers during regulatory investigations and disciplinary issues.  In the event of a departure from the senior team, his support covers both employers and individuals on the negotiation of their exit package in regard to bonuses, LTIPs, share options and announcements to the market.

He acts mainly for large corporate clients, including well-known publicly listed and privately-owned companies, in sectors as diverse as telecoms, recruitment, retail, food and drink, manufacturing and logistics as well as business in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, professional services and pharmaceuticals.  

Recent examples of how Daniel has supported clients include:

  • successfully obtained a springboard injunction for Dorma UK Ltd following a team move which prevented the departing employees dealing with customers – Dorma UK Ltd v Bateman, [2016] IRLR 616;
  • successfully defended Mr Ashton, director of a rail engineering contracting company, against injunctive relief and conspiracy proceedings – Bourne Rail Ltd & Anor v Ashton & Ors [2018] EWHC 73 (QB) - and also obtained compensation for wrongful dismissal on his behalf;
  • supported a US parent company in relation to the restructuring of its UK subsidiary;
  • advised a plc on a High Court claim in relation to its enhanced redundancy scheme; and
  • supported an international telecoms operator through a reciprocal outsourcing arrangement involving the transfer of employees across multiple European jurisdictions.