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Three firms lead the way when it comes to advising on employment law in South Yorkshire, Sheffield firms DLA Piper and Nabarro and Hlw Keeble Hawson, with offices in Sheffield and Doncaster.

DLA Piper’s Alan Chalmers is hailed as ‘one of the best employment lawyers around.’

The firm represents clients such as Intercontinental Hotels Group and Sheffield City Council in discrimination claims and employment litigation. Hlw Keeble Hawson is rated as particularly strong in dealing with employment issues affecting the transport, engineering and professional services sector and the Legal 500 highlights Joan Pettingill’s expertise in TUPE and redundancy.

Nabarro’s clients include Coal Mining UK and Sport England and the firm is noted for its expertise on employment issues arising from large corporate acquisitions and tribunal matters, in addition to having Equality Act expert Tracey Marsden on its team.

Howells, Irwin Mitchell, Taylor & Emmet and Thompsons Solicitors are placed in the second tier for their employment expertise.

Howells has built a well-regarded claimant practice under Pam Kenworthy, and has vast experience in disability discrimination cases,” says the Legal 500, while Irwin Mitchell’s Liesel Whitfield recently represented Age UK in an age discrimination case at the Supreme Court.

Taylor & Emmet handles dismissals, discrimination claims and employment regulation and receives praise from clients for providing impressive advice, while Thompson’s Sheffield team, led by Andrew James represents trade unions, including Unite, the PCS and the GMB.

Also ranked is Wake Smith, whose clients are primarily drawn from among small and medium sized firms working in the manufacturing and arts sectors.