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Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP


Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP - London
  • 23 Austin Friars
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2N 2QP
  • Number of partners  4
  • Assistant solicitors 2
  • Other fee-earners 1

THE FIRM: Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP (BDBF) is a leading specialist employment law firm. We are comprised of people ranked top in our field (including two of the Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers). Our 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.

• 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 our 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. We do not act for bulge bracket investment banks or the major retail banks in order to ensure we remain conflict free and can act against them.

We help employers to avoid all the things we help employees achieve. We do this 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. Our experience of working for individuals is invaluable when it comes to helping our corporate clients: we know how their opponents are thinking. This means we can second guess their next move and outmanoeuvre them. Our employer clients come from a diverse range of sectors including financial services, accountants, utilities companies, property investment houses, call centres, law firms, brokers and corporate financiers. We also advise LLPs and general partnerships.

Almost all of our clients come to us through personal recommendation.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Managing Partner: Gareth Brahams


Employment - London (Firms)

Basic facts about the department

- 4 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its representation of senior executives both within the financial services industry and across other professional services disciplines. Singled out for its strong levels of care and attention.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "The partners were immediately accessible, worked to a fast pace and were extremely efficient in gaining a satisfactory resolution within a very tight timeframe."

Technical ability: "Extremely proficient: they know exactly what they're doing."

Notable practitioners  

Department head Gareth Brahams "manages the strategic overview of cases very efficiently," said one source, whilst another claimed that "the advice received was precisely calibrated to my concerns." He has a strong track record in representing claimant clients from all industries.

Arpita Dutt earns praise for her strength in discrimination cases. Sources particularly value her problem-solving ethic, with one individual noting that "she is sensible and tries to arrive at solutions." She is also considered to be "tactically oriented, ready to stand up for each element of a case" in an effective manner.

Significant clients Dover Harbour Board, Havas Life Medicom, First Utility, Virgo Health, SFP Group.