David is the managing partner and founder of DPH Legal. David has specialised in employment law throughout his career.
After being admitted as a solicitor David practised at Manches LLP, a leading commercial law firm, and he then moved to the employment team at Darbys Solicitors LLP.
In January 2011 David founded DPH Legal.
The Legal 500, the market-leading directory for lawyers, has said the following about David:
“David Harris rates for his sound mind, concise language and ability to work well with clients to provide a solution”
David has acted for and against Formula 1 racing teams, football and rugby clubs and internationally acclaimed private schools and universities.
David has an extensive employer client base in a variety of industries as well as the charity and education sectors. These employer clients range from small owner-managed businesses to large commercial companies.
David regularly advises individuals and senior executives on the full range of employment law issues, but particularly in relation to settlement agreements. Often these can be mutually agreed between both parties swiftly and easily.
However, more complex agreements involving directorships and shareholdings can require extensive negotiations and David has successfully gained highly favourable settlements for managers and directors.
David has represented individual and corporate clients in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as the High Court and County Court.
David has provided advice in relation to litigation which has gained the attention of the national press on more than one occasion and he frequently acts for Respondents, Defendants and Claimants in high-value disputes in the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.
David has been interviewed on BBC Radio on two occasions. Firstly for his knowledge on the gender pay gap and secondly for his opinion on the collapse of Carillion.
Making Clients Happy – David’s Testimonials
Based on a 50 point inspection, DPH Legal is rated one of the Three Best Rated.
“David provided advice to a leading Formula 1 Racing team on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the Service Agreement of a senior employee working for a competing team. David’s advice resulted in a very positive outcome to a situation which appeared at one stage at an impasse. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others”.
Ivor Goodwin, President & CEO, Cockpit LLC & Motorsport Executive LLC
“I had to employ the professional services of DPH Legal at a time of tough decision making. David was quick to respond and always proactive with regards to managing information related to the case. The result was good and the process stress-free in as far as David took ownership of the process and calmly resolved issues with some ‘difficult’ personalities. I have recommended his services to others and received very positive feedback.”
Wayne Skinner, former Group Sales & Marketing Director at Alan Dick & Co Ltd
“DPH Legal’s service was second to none. David Harris was very professional, knowledgeable and supportive. He took his time to fully understand my circumstances and provided me with clear and realistic advice. David also guided me through the whole process and kept me fully updated. I appreciated his responsiveness, professionalism and expertise. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and his team to anyone in need of advice on employment matters.”
Other Employment Law Articles Written By David Harris
- Employment Law Developments for 2020
- Do employees have to disclose an offence?
- Get up to speed on age discrimination
- Unpicking unfair dismissals under TUPE
- Don’t slip up with payslips
- The rights of employees with autism (BBC Radio Berkshire Interview with David)
- Post-Brexit immigration rules
- Dismissal and long-term disability
- Tackling sexual harassment at work
- Don’t risk being named and shamed
- Employment tribunal advice for employers
- Employment tribunal advice for employees