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David Greenhalgh

Partner in Employment

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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David Greenhalgh has over 30 years’ experience in providing expert employment law advice to senior executives, employers and employees.

David is top-ranked as a Leading Individual in the 2004 edition of the Legal 500 (the main independent guide to the best lawyers in the UK).

David has a 5-Star Google Review rating and is known for giving unstuffy, commercially focused tactical advice.

 

Legal 500 2024 extracts about David;-

“THE GO-TO EMPLOYMENT LAWYER FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES”

“ABSOLUTE STAR – HIGHLY FOCUSED SOLICITOR WITH A PRACTICAL, COMMERCIAL AND APPROACHABLE STYLE”.

“COMBINES PRACTICAL ADVICE WITH RAZOR-SHARP STRATEGIC OUTLOOK.”

 

David's Experience

Advising Senior Executives & Employees on:

  • sign off & negotiation of settlement agreements
  • responding to allegations, suspensions & investigations
  • disciplinary & performance issues
  • enforceability of post termination restrictions re joining competitors
  • advice on new employment terms (new role or promotion)
  • tactical advice on exit strategy
  • advising founders/shareholders being forced out during earn out periods
  • unfair and constructive unfair dismissal claims
  • discrimination (including race and disability discrimination)

Advising Employers on:

  • TUPE on outsourcing
  • changing employment contract terms
  • planning for redundancy
  • merits of threatened claims and settlement tactics
  • planning and tactics re removal of employees (including SMT)
  • drafting contracts, policies and handbooks
  • training on diversity and reducing employment related risk
  • investigations, grievances and disciplinaries

Adoption, neurodiversity, LGBT, street art, music/ festivals, reading and Peleton.

Adviser – QMC Legal Advice Centre

Board Adviser: Safe WorkPlace

Board Member: Company of HR Professionals

Freeman City of London

Honorary Trustee: Noah’s Ark Childrens’ Hospice

Testimonials

For commercial tactical advice I would not hesitate to recommend David to any financial services employer or senior executive.

Jeremy Isaacs CBE, Founding Partner, JRJ Group

It’s David’s ability to think outside the [legal] box which differentiates him from other employment lawyers.

Meera Ferguson, Deputy General Counsel, Adecco

As an HRD David has been my sole employment lawyer for over ten years in a number of different financial services organisations, including a listed specialist insurance business and a major Occupational pension scheme. David’s value above others is his deep understanding of the culture and organisational norms and regulatory framework within this sector. A crucial skill is his ability to be a trusted advisor across all areas of HR/employment law and provide commercial grounded and expert legal support.

John Renz, HR Consultant & Clerk to Guild of Human Resource Management

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