David has specialised in employment law for nearly twenty years and has comprehensive experience in advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations issues. He has particular expertise in organisational change including collective redundancies, changing terms and conditions of employment, and the application of the TUPE Regulations. David advises well-known brands in the engineering, energy, media, advertising, education and leisure sectors.
As well as mainstream employment law advice, David has significant experience in advising on data protection and on the interrelationship between pension issues and the employment relationship.
David is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is recognised as a leading individual in employment law by the Legal 500.
David Poddington is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading individual in employment law in the Yorkshire and Humber region. (2016 and 2017)
Recent editions have stated that David “achieves excellent results” (Legal 500 2016) and is “practical, commercial and responsive” (Legal 500 2015).
Previous editions of Legal 500 have described David as “a voice of reason”, “extremely diligent”, “brilliant and pragmatic”, and a lawyer who “understands business imperatives”.
|2016||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2008-2016||Taylor & Emmet | Partner and Head of Employment|
|2003-2008||Eversheds | Associate|
|2000-2003||Hammonds, now Squire Patton Boggs | Solicitor|
|1996-2000||Anthony Gold | Trainee Solicitor then Solicitor|
|1998||Qualified as a Solicitor|