Dan advises clients on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. From a pure employment perspective Dan's main areas of focus are defending complex and high value tribunal claims; the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants; and supporting the firm's commercial department on the employment aspects of commercial transactions.
In addition to his pure employment work, Dan has particular expertise and experience in advising on wider discrimination law. This includes advising on allegations/claims made by customers against retailers and financial institutions and by service users in the transport sector. Recently, this has included advising clients on handling complaints received from the Equality and Human Rights Commission relating to disabled access to facilities and services.
Dan also has expertise in employee data protection matters and often works closely with the firm's data protection and privacy teams on advice that crosses over with employment law.
Dan conducts regular client training and has recently spoken at employment seminars directed towards the Retail and Transport sectors. He has also presented to the In-house Employment Lawyers Network.
Dan is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.
Examples of experience include:
- Advising on a part on-shore, part off-shore outsourcing of part of a retail business’s IT function, including drafting and negotiating the TUPE clauses of the agreement and providing HR support through the process
- Successfully defending a holiday pay claim brought by an employee who was absent on PHI who was seeking payment of holiday pay over a 10-year period
- Defending high value complex employment tribunal claims including a recent claim against a construction company including allegations of automatic unfair dismissal relating to alleged whistleblowing and health and safety related activities
- Advising a transport infrastructure business on its response to a complaint from the Equality and Human Rights Commission relating to access to its facilities
- Successfully defending five ex-employees of a business in an application to the High Court for a springboard injunction and an injunction to enforce restrictive covenants. This case (CEF v Brian Mundey and others) was reported and commented on in the national legal press and a number of legal updates from barristers chambers and other firms.
"He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and it truly feels like he is one of our team."
"Very sound technically and reliable."
"He has a very analytical approach."
"A master of employment law and employment law practice. He is an excellent team-worker with great judgement and balance."