Daniel L. Peyton Partner

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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.


  • 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.