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David Parson, Associate, Employment

David Parsons


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David is a Partner in the firm's Employment department, acting for both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law.

For employers, David acts on matters typically involving large scale and high stake litigation or reputationally sensitive regulatory and internal investigations. He also advises employers across a wide-variety of sectors on all day-to-day HR matters (including disciplinary, grievance and redundancy procedures, drafting and review of employment contracts, consultancy arrangements, settlement agreements and handbook policies). 

David has extensive experience advising businesses in the gig-economy on all issues related to employment status – work which has required David to develop a deep understanding of his gig-economy clients' businesses, and the ever-developing law in this area. David acted for Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in the landmark case on worker status and holiday pay respectively.          

For employees, David also has extensive experience acting on complex, high-value and sensitive matters, usually for senior executives, founders and partners/LLP members. He is most frequently instructed by individuals to negotiate and advise on exit packages and associated litigation, but also regularly advises in relation to contractual and commercial terms at the outset of employment. 

David has a particular interest in litigation and has acted for clients in disputes in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Employment Tribunal on a range of claims including in relation to the misuse of confidential information, team moves and restrictive covenants, employment status disputes, discrimination, whistleblowing, harassment, holiday pay and unfair and constructive dismissal. David is also experienced in international arbitration, having acted for employers, employees and LLP members in several disputes in the London Court of International Arbitration.

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