Henry Clinton-Davis is a partner in the employment practice group and leads the UK employment law team. He is listed in the leading directories of recommended lawyers.
Henry's practice covers all areas of UK employment law and business immigration. He also regularly co-ordinates employment projects in the EU and beyond. His approach is commercial and solution-driven.
Henry advises clients on drafting up employment and consultancy agreements and handbooks both within the UK and the EU as well as on secondment and assignment issues when transferring staff internationally; drafting and enforcing non-compete clauses and confidentiality restrictions; handling poor performance and claims of discrimination; redundancies (reductions in force) and lay-offs; avoiding workplace harassment; conducting disciplinary investigations and grievances; work permits and visas and data privacy (including issues around the transfer of human resources data from the EU to the US). Henry also handles the employment issues arising in mergers, outsourcings and consolidations, including workforce consultation, changing contracts of employment and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE). Henry is a former barrister and is experienced at conducting all types of employment-related litigation. He is also in demand as a trainer on employment law topics, invited by clients to run custom-made, interactive training programs for line managers.
Henry is a member of the management committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and vice-chair of ELA's international committee. He is a past president of the Labour Law Commission of the International Lawyers Association (AIJA) and a mediator accredited with the Centre for Dispute Resolution in London. He is a regular speaker at both external and firm human resources (HR) seminars and events .
Chambers UK 2013 - Recommended for Employment: Employer
The Legal 500 UK 2012 - Recommended for Human Resources: Employment: Employers and Senior Executive
The Legal 500 UK 2011: Human Resources - Employment
Legal Business’ ‘Legal Experts 2010’
Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2006-2011 for Employment Law
Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers 2009-2010
International Lawyers Association's "Best Paper" Award 1992
Middle Temple 's Entrance Exhibition Award 1985
Elected member, Management Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the leading association of employment lawyers in the UK
Vice-Chair, ELA's International Committee
Past president, Labour Law Commission of the international lawyers association, AIJA
Mediator, accredited with the Centre for Dispute Resolution in London
Former committee member of the British German Jurists Association