David is a Partner in the Employment Team. His career, spanning nearly 20 years, has given him experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law ranging from claims in the Employment Tribunals, High Court and the Central Arbitration Committee, to transactional advice involving multi million pound company purchases. David’s specific focus is on employment based issues with unusual legal and factual aspects to them.
David’s clients are drawn from a broad spectrum ranging from private individuals to national and international organisations and companies in all areas of business, including technology, telecoms, banking and finance, manufacturing, construction, recruitment, media and publishing.
On the private client side, he regularly advises on claims involving matter such as discrimination and whistleblowing against large employers.
On the employer side, he works with HR departments and senior directors who need preventative employment advice, representing them when needed in contentious matters ranging from the enforcement of restrictive covenants and non-competition clauses, claims involving all types of discrimination, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and whistle-blowing, to data protection and regulatory issues.
David’s expertise also covers the employment aspects of business sales and purchases, the drafting of contracts, handbooks, policies and agreements for consultants and subcontractors, commercial agents and agency workers. He also negotiates settlement/compromise agreements for individuals. He also has specific experience in the financial sector, including bringing and defending injunction applications relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants in that field, and in the recruitment sector and matters involving the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
David is a member of Employment Lawyers’ Association
David’s expertise includes:
“This book has on occasion had hard words to say about English legal profession. I must add in mitigation that…David Buckle of Cubism Law…found the time to break away from their busy practices to provide me with legal advice. If you are ever in trouble with the law, I commend them to you.”
Nick Cohen, You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom Paperback – 1 Aug 2013
“David is second to none in his knowledge of English employment law. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone facing an employment law issue in the UK.”
Regional Counsel, Multinational Company
Successfully defended a business in the recruitment sector against springboard injunction proceedings to enforce non-compete restrictive covenants;
Advised a multi-national business on setting up and the implementation of an “unapproved” share-based benefit scheme;
Advised a number of medium and large business on the removal of problematic directors/shareholders;
Advised a large recruitment company on the implications of a failure to properly implement “Opt-Outs” under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003;
Advised a number of individuals in the finance markets on termination packages, bonus payments and the enforceability of restrictive covenants;
Successfully represented an individual in a high profile claim against an international not-for-profit organisation following their dismissal for whistleblowing;
Advised on a sex discrimination/harassment cases for two senior executive resulting in high six figure settlements;
Successfully advised and represented two senior executives of a multinational company on a claim for recovery of sizeable commission payments
Led a successful claim against a public body for an individual in the Employment Tribunal for perceived disability discrimination;
Represented a European Works Council in the Central Arbitration Committee for breach of their European Works Council against a multibillion dollar multinational company in the first successful case of its kind in the UK.