Legal Advice for Senior Executives

Employment Lawyer David Greenhalgh is top-ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2024 edition (the main independent guide to the best lawyers in the UK) for his work with senior executives.

David advises senior executives on:-

  • negotiation of settlement agreement terms.
  • negotiation of their service agreements (new employment and promotions).
  • tactical advice on exits.
  • claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.
  • responding to allegations, suspension, investigations and disciplinary action.
  • enforceability of restrictive covenants.
  • bonuses.
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David has 30 years experience of advising senior executives.  He act for CEOs, MDs, VPs, HRD/Heads of People, FCOs, General Counsel, Marketing Directors, board directors, founders and all other senior level appointments.

“I’ve worked with David Greenhalgh on two occasions. I’m grateful and continue to be impressed by his balance of professional and human approach, timely and quality service. I would absolutely work with him again and have referred others to him.”

David has significant expertise in working with senior executives working in the financial services, tech, media, food, professional services and many other sectors.

Many of his clients are on high value remuneration packages where options/equity incentives elements have significant value.

Some examples of recent results achieved by David for his senior executives clients:-

  • advising exiting General Counsel on his settlement agreement terms and negotiating a significant increase in ex gratia sum.
  • advising suspended MD on tactics and approach when facing disciplinary investigation and the threat of dismissal – outcome being that no disciplinary action was taken.
  • advising Marketing Director on whether she could move to a competitor and whether the non-compete restriction in her employment contract would catch her.
  • advising founder on his negotiated exit – securing high value shares which would otherwise have been lost.
  • advising on terms of employment offered to FD and advising on negotiation of the same.
  • advising Head of Compliance on whistleblowing protection and negotiation high value exit terms.
  • defending CEO against bid to oust him.
  • advising director suspended for alleged sexism.
  • negotiating accelerated vesting of share options and good leaver status in settlement agreement.
  • advising HRD for alleged misuse of company IT systems



For immediate assistance from David please call 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.