Ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500, Darren Smith is a employment law solicitor with a wealth of experience advising businesses and senior executives on Employment Law and HR related issues, focusing on solutions that work for them. Darren is also an experienced trainer and regular seminar speaker.
Darren works across sectors but is also well known for his experience in the Leisure and Hospitality sector and has a lot of experience of working with clients in that industry. He has used those experiences to ensure the right advice is tailored to the culture and needs of clients in the Leisure and Hospitality sector.
Clients have previously praised Darren for being “knowledgeable, pragmatic and calm” and that he “provides invaluable support steering them through the complexities of employment legislation” and they “enjoy working” with him.
‘Darren Smith is an exceptional employment lawyer. His knowledge and professionalism goes without saying. Beyond this, he is pragmatic and able to take a commercial view on issues that require problem solving. He is very personable which makes him very easy to work with.’
– Legal 500, 2022
Legal Insights by Darren Smith
Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 and anyone can be the victim of sexual orientation discrimination.
In the case of Kalam v The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, the Employment Tribunal awarded the Claimant £30,000 in compensation.
Deadnaming is the act of referring to a transgender or non-binary person by a name they used prior to transitioning.
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Herrington Carmichael offers legal advice to UK and International businesses as well as individuals and families. Rated as a ‘Leading Firm 2024’ by the legal directory Legal 500 and listed in The Times ‘Best Law Firms 2023 & 2024’. Herrington Carmichael has offices in London, Farnborough, Reading, and Ascot.