Legal Advice for Employers

Employment Lawyer David Greenhalgh is listed a Recommended Lawyer for his work for employers in the Legal 500 2024 edition (the main independent guide to the best lawyers in the UK).

David has 30 years experience of providing employers with focused Expert Employment Legal Advice aimed at protecting them and reducing their exposure to employment/HR related risk.

“As well as having acted for employers for 30 years I also act for employees and senior executives so I know all the strategies they (with their lawyers) will use against you and how you can defeat them”

For immediate assistance with your employment law issue, please call David now on 0203 603 2177 or Click To Make A Free Online Enquiry.


David’s specialisms include exiting tactics and settlement negotiations, restructuring, redundancy and TUPE, restrictive covenants disciplinary action and workplace investigations. He is currently working with employer clients from the insurance, media, professional services and fund management sectors on various matters including exits, getting staff back to the office, approach to mental health sickness absence and redundancy planning.

David created new employment law in the landmark Sunrise Brokers v Rodgers case in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  David acting for the successful employer in holding a departing employee to notice/non-compete without the employer having to pay the employee.

Examples of David’s recent work for employers:-

  • advising on getting staff back to the office and dealing with flexible working requests
  • planning and providing guides and necessary letters for redundancy & restructuring
  • threatening former employee with action for breach of post-termination restrictions
  • assessing merits and value of threatened employment tribunal claims
  • advising on the exiting of CEOs, MDs, CPO, HRD, CFO and resulting settlement agreement negotiations
  • advising on dealing with a grievance raised during disciplinary proceedings
  • planning and scoping out a workplace investigation


Over the years David’s expertise as a specialist employment lawyer has been recognised in both the leading independent guides to the UK legal profession.

For immediate assistance with your employment law issue, please call David now on 0203 603 2177 or Click To Make A Free Online Enquiry.

Ella Hall
David is a fantastic Employment Lawyer. If you need someone in your team who is completely onside, professional and supportive I don't think you can do better. He really knows his stuff and is laser focused on getting the best outcome for his client. David's a seasoned professional as demonstrated by his ability to respond quickly, pick up essential detail and develop a no nonsense response. I would have no hesitation in recommending David as an Employment Lawyer. ·
lloyd ridgwell
Clear, considered, expert employment law advice from David Greenhalgh. Wont go anywhere else.
Noella Lee
David has been truly outstanding, dealing exceptionally swiftly with my case. David provided me with detailed advice and assisted me to receive a very satisfactory conclusion. I cannot thank him enough.
Adrian Challinor
I have known David for a number of years and have taken his advise and assistance on a number of occasions. David is a unique person. He very quickly understands the employment issues andaddresses them in a very friendly manner. His approach to me was to help me understand the employment issues and legal aspects in a manner that I could understand. He talks in English, and leaves the hybrid legal/HR jargon behind. His insights are clear and concise. Always to the point and helpful. His advise practical and useful. He was extremely quick to respond to my initial outreach and very accomodating about the time when we met to discuss the issues. He took a strategic view on my employment issues, focusing more on the long term aspects rather than short term issues. He is, and will continue to be, the person I reach out to for all employment issues. I have recommended his services to a number of my friends and colleagues. I would not hesitate to do this in future.
Claire Benson
David provided excellent advice and reassurance throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend David's services to others.
Stephen Dove
David was very efficient, clear & concise at all times and provided good advice, along with regular updates and follow ups. Thoroughly recommended.
Alex C
Great service! David really knows his stuff and works hard to get a good result for his clients
Arijana D
Very practical, honest and reliable. Very grateful to David
Brian Vint
have recommended David’s services to others
Julie Humphreys
David provided clarity during a particularly difficult time. He was very responsive and brought the matter to a swift conclusion.

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