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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. In 2015 and 2019 he was named as a “rising star” in the Legal 500 and a “next generation lawyer” in 2017 and 2018. Darren is also an experienced trainer and regular seminar speaker.
Darren previously sat as part of the Leisure and Hospitality sector within his last firm and brings lots 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.
In 2015 and 2019 he was named as a “rising star” in the Legal 500 and a “next generation lawyer” in 2017 and 2018.
‘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
Some bumps in the road – a further analysis of the four-day working week
June 2022 marked the start of a four-day working week pilot which was conducted by non-for-profit organisation, 4 Day Week Global…
Case update: detriment in victimisation claims
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued helpful guidance on what constitutes a detriment for the purposes of a victimisation claim.
Knowledge of Disability in Disability Discrimination Claims
To meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, the Claimant must show they have a long-term, substantial physical or mental impairment.
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