David Widdowson

Partner
 
 
Employment Law
Mediation
Business Coaching
D: +44 (0) 207 036 8388
T: +44 (0) 203 051 5711
F: +44 (0) 203 051 5712

David qualified as a solicitor in 1985, having spent four years prior to that in HR management.  He specialised at an early stage in employment law and was one of a small number in London to have done so in the mid-80s.  He has built highly regarded employment law teams in two large commercial law firms in the City of London in both of which he has played key leadership roles and enjoys a reputation as a leading employment lawyer. He has been a member of the Employment Lawyers Association since its inception and has served on its Legislative and Policy Committee since 1994, engaging regularly with Government on legislative reform.

David has extensive experience in advising employers in many industrial sectors such as information technology, transport, pharmaceuticals, financial services, telecommunications, retail companies and also in the public sector.  His work has covered all aspects of an organisation’s relationship with its people including:

  • major organisational change
  • diversity
  • drafting and enforcing post termination restraints
  • industrial action
  • employee consultation, particularly national and European Works Councils
  • individual issues, particularly relating to senior employees

He is particularly experienced in advising on strategic HR issues where his role goes beyond just legal advice and draws on his HR background and business leadership experience.

In addition to his legal skills David is a qualified mediator experienced in the resolution of workplace disputes and also a business coach trained by industry leader Meyler Campbell and a member of the World Association of Business Coaches.

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