Tim Spillane


A respected lawyer with 15 years’ experience acting for professional HNWs, partner and head of employment law Tim Spillane is described by industry authorities as ‘tenacious and tough… [he is] thoroughly understanding, not just the legal issues but also the commercial… Read More

David Smellie

Farrer & Co

The nature of remuneration is changing, with big PLCs drafting agreements that are ‘ever more complex and conditional’, says David Smellie — and it’s driving senior executives away from big establishments, he notes. ‘If anything, the trend is for my clients… Read More

Meriel Schindler


Client sentiment has been mixed post-Brexit, with some ‘unnerved’ by the UK’s exit from the European Union, and others planning an escape to greener pastures. This uncertainty has thrown up a range of ‘challenging issues’ for Meriel Schindler, Withers’ employment… Read More

Daniel Naftalin

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon partner and head of employment Daniel Naftalin says Mishcon has been ‘at the forefront’ of efforts to clarify the law on worker status, with particular emphasis on the ‘gig economy’. Naftalin navigates a wide range of clients through the fractious… Read More

Clare Murray

CM Murray

A key player in City financial services disputes, Clare Murray has an ‘unparalleled’ reputation within the claimant area of employment law. The partner specialises in advising very senior executives across employment and partnership law for a range of UHNWs and… Read More

Wyn Lewis

Golden Leaver

‘There’s been much more advice needed about being hired as opposed to fired,’ says Wyn Lewis, who has noticed a more proactive approach among his clientele of high-powered individuals. With corporate clients, he sees a shift from a ‘we’ve got to… Read More

Jonathan Golden

Golden Leaver

‘We’re not just technically good, we’re also emotionally intelligent about the way we do it,’ says Jonathan Golden, co-founder of specialist employment law firm Golden Leaver. ‘It’s the empathetic end of the legal spectrum. You are treating the person as… Read More

Richard Fox

Kingsley Napley

Richard Fox, who heads up Kingsley Napley’s employment practice, is good to have on speed dial if you’re a top City executive or an employer. Skilled in a wide range of contentious employment issues, the solicitor is often praised by… Read More

Charles Ferguson

Spring Law

An employment law pioneer since just after the financial ‘big bang’ of 1986, Charles Ferguson made his name as the doyen of City litigation after representing a client against Nomura. ‘We seemed to be the only people at that time… Read More

Clive Howard

Slater and Gordon

It’s almost enough to point out that Clive Howard advised Paul Moore, the famous HBOS whistleblower, in his legal battle with the high-street giant – one which saw the bank settle. Clients are full of praise for the celebrated senior… Read More