Managing Partner Gareth Brahams
Number of partners 4
Assistant solicitors 3
Other fee-earners 1
THE FIRM Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP (BDBF) is a leading specialist employment law firm. The firm is comprised of people ranked top in its field (including two of the Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers). The firm’s lawyers are all drawn from top employment departments and have fought and won some of the highest profile employment disputes of recent years against a range of “magic circle” opponents.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Helping senior employees to exit employers with appropriate compensation; and giving employers and employees advice on how to avoid and handle employment disputes.
CLIENTS Most of the firm’s individual clients are either employed at a senior level within financial services or are senior lawyers, partners or members of LLPs, doctors, management consultants or managers (sometimes board level) in industry. The firm does not act for bulge bracket investment banks or the major retail banks in order to ensure it remains conflict free and can act against them. The firm helps small and medium sized employers to avoid litigation by finding pragmatic and practical solutions to the toughest staff challenges they face so they can focus on building their businesses rather than employment disputes. However, when defending litigation is the best way forward, the firm is rigorous in support of its clients. The firm’s employers clients come from a diverse range of sectors including financial services, insurance, accountants, utilities companies, property investment houses, call centres, law firms, brokers and corporate financiers. The firm also advises LLPs and general partnerships.
Almost all clients come through personal recommendation.