Daniel L. Peyton Partner

Daniel is the managing partner of the firm's London office. He practices in all aspects of English employment law, particularly focused on contentious employment matters, including whistle blowing, discrimination, restraint of trade and confidential information disputes and board level terminations and employment issues arising in regulated sectors (e.g., financial services, security and professional services).

He also has extensive experience advising on non-contentious matters such as redundancy programs and the employment aspects of business re-organizations, as well as advising on the employment issues arising in corporate transactions. He has substantial experience in dealing with cross border employment issues, particularly involving the US, EU and Nordic region. He has participated in numerous client seminars and management training programmes on employment law topics including unfair dismissal, redundancy, whistle blowing, discrimination, restrictive covenants, confidential information workplace conflict management and alternative dispute resolution. Daniel is a qualified barrister, solicitor and an accredited workplace mediator.

Prior to entering private practice as a solicitor, Daniel was a barrister in 196 Temple Chambers and a pupil barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk. His past experience includes lecturing law at Brunel University and Kingston University.

Daniel completed his BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law, where he received a Major Scholarship and the Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award. While earning his LLB at the University of Sheffield, he was awarded the Jacqueline Faulkner Prize for Law before studying for a BCL at New College, Oxford University.

Experience

Acting for a major international law firm on a high value disability discrimination claim, an age discrimination claim and multiple unfair dismissal claims.

Defending claims of direct and indirect age discrimination brought by a former employee of a national security business.

Acting for a financial services business in enforcing post termination restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions.

Acting on behalf of the Resolution Committee appointed by the Icelandic government to manage the affairs of one of Iceland’s leading banks in the winding down of its UK branch, including a collective redundancy process and the contractual arrangements for the winding down process.

Advising a U.S. owned London stockbroker and investment management group in connection with a collective redundancy exercise and subsequent rounds of individual redundancies.

Advising an international retail audit group in connection with the termination of one of its senior U.S. executives seconded to the UK under U.S. and UK employment agreements.

  • Called to the Bar in England and Wales
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Named a "Leader in the Field," Employment: Employer, Chambers UK, 2013
  • The Inns of Court School of Law, BVC, 1995
  • University of Oxford, BCL, 1990
  • University of Sheffield, LLB, Hons (First Class), 1989

Member, Honorable Society of the Inner Temple

Member, Employment Lawyers Association

Member, Professional Mediators’ Association 

  • Speaker, "Studying in the UK, An Overview of UK Immigration," University of London Graduate Fair, October 2012
  • Speaker, "Workplace Mediation and Conflict at Work," Universities HR M25 Meeting, September 2012
  • Speaker, Performance Management, June 2012
  • Speaker, "Workplace Mediation: Resolving and Managing Conflict at Work," Thomson Reuters, May 2012
  • Speaker, UK Employment Law for U.S. Business, September 2011
  • Speaker, Abolition of the Default Retirement Age, March 2011
  • Speaker, "Issues in English Employment Law," Swedish British Chamber of Commerce, September 2007
  • Speaker, "Employment Rights: A Roadblock to Doing Business in the UK?," Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce, May 2007
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