LEGAL 500: Lupton’s Joan leads the field for employment law

Joan Pettingill, director, Lupton Fawcett Denison Till
Joan Pettingill, director, Lupton Fawcett Denison Till
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Joan Pettingill of Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, is a director in the employment law department who is ‘noted’ for her TUPE and large-scale restructuring experience, according to the Legal 500.

Based in Sheffield, she joined the firm from hlw Keeble Hawson in summer 2014 and acts primarily on behalf employers.

TUPE stands for Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations which protect employees when a business changes owner.

Taylor & Emmet LLP counts Centrica and recent win, Engine Group, as clients. The ‘practical, commercial and responsive’ David Poddington is team head, and has significant expertise in TUPE matters.

Wake Smith Solicitors Limited’s ‘strong’ team, led by Mark Serby, acts for a large number of SME clients, and focuses on sectors including healthcare, manufacturing and IT. Holly Dobson is recommended.

Led by Angela Brumpton, Hill Dickinson LLP advises clients in the sport, manufacturing and education sectors, with highlights including assisting Hope Valley College on changing the terms and conditions of its teaching assistants’ contracts.

MKB Solicitors LLP’s team is the largest in Barnsley and is headed by Simon Brian.

The firm advises on contentious and non-contentious matters across the private and public sectors.

At DLA Piper UK LLP, the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Clare Gregory leads the team.