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David Bradley



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David is a Partner in our Employment department.

He is a Senior experienced Solicitor advising businesses and Senior Executives and has specialised in Employment Law for 30 years and is a Non Executive Chairman at Ramsdens. David also heads up the Business Legal Services side of the firm.

David has previously held senior positions within DLA Piper including as a member of the Global Executive, Managing Director (Europe),UK Managing Partner and Global Head of the Employment, Pensions and Benefits practice.

In terms of legal practice, David has particular experience in providing advice and guidance to public and private sector clients in relation to:

  • Senior Executive appointments, severance, competition and corporate governance issues;
  • Industrial relations issues and disputes (including recognition and derecognition) and collective employee strategies;
  • Domestic and multijurisdictional change management and restructuring;
  • Investigations involving complex work relationship issues including whistleblowing and allegations of discrimination and/or harassment;
  • Partnership and LLP related disputes and issues.

David is an expert and leader in the field of Employment Law and has contributed to journals and the media on Employment Law issues.

He lectures to businesses and has assisted local and national charities in their own awareness-raising seminar programmes and is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

David is a member of the Board of Governors at Sheffield Hallam University.

David is recommended in The Legal 500, 2023.

Visit our Employment section, for more information on our services, or alternatively, call our team on 01484 821 500.

David supported me through employment issues, took frequent calls at short notice and guided me through to a successful outcome. He ensured the language and action was easy to understand and was extremely practical.

The Legal 500, 2022

The expert knowledge and approachability of David Bradley is what makes him stand out."

The Legal 500, 2020

On the Employment side, David is a go to lawyer, particularly where matters are complex or require strategic input.

Director and Chairman - executive Search and Leadership Training businesses

In a complex situation with equity interests sat alongside my senior working arrangements I was skilfully guided to a very satisfactory conclusion. I would definitely recommend David for any complex employment related work.

Former CEO – leading sports marketing company

Thank you so much for all your help, you've been truly fantastic!

Senior Buyer - leading clothing wholesaler

David brings skill and expertise to the table and his balance of risk management and commerciality aligned perfectly with our requirements.

Director - property and facilities management company