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Bond Dickinson LLP is a leading commercial law firm providing regulatory, corporate, commercial, real estate and dispute resolution services to some of the UK's pre-eminent corporate and public sector organisations. At Bond Dickinson LLP we offer a truly exceptional level of service delivering real value for money and attract high calibre lawyers as a result of the quality and diversity of work we undertake. We have achieved the title of 'Best Legal Adviser' in the Legal Week Intelligence Client Satisfaction Report for three years running, as well as being ranked in the top three of the 75 biggest business UK law firms.  The report put us ahead of the game on service, advice and cost/billing issues.  And we are continuously investing to make sure we stay ahead.


The firm's significant growth in the last decade, including its recent merger between Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees, has been based on forging strong client relationships, delivering effective business solutions and recruiting talented people. With more than 700 lawyers, including 142 partners, Bond Dickinson has the scale and depth to provide commercial advantage for our clients. We advise more than 40 FTSE 350 companies making us one of the leading FTSE advisors outside of London.


As well as having traditional teams in all of the major areas of law, we run ‘virtual' sector groups nationally across all disciplines, with particular experience of working with clients in Energy, Retail, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Transport and Infrastructure, Chemical and Manufacturing and Private Wealth. This approach enables us to keep up to date with our clients' industries and ensure any advice we give is in context.  We work by applying our deep sector knowledge and our rigorous understanding of our client's businesses and goals so that we become a strategic ally; ensuring we provide excellent advice and innovative solutions.


We know that legal expertise is no longer enough. Our clients want lawyers who understand their specific needs and have a deep understanding of their businesses and the sectors in which they operate. Our clients expect to get better value from a smaller number of firms providing a broader range of advice or highly specialist advice from sector experts. They want adaptability, flexibility, cost effectiveness and new thinking. A firm to work in strategic partnership with them: the Bond Dickinson way.

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Employee uses deficient drafting to defeat non-compete clause

This briefing considers in detail the Court of Appeal's decision in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1054.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 14 August 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

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Data Protection Bill – no big surprises

The UK government has announced plans for a new Data Protection Bill. There are some interesting derogations and snippets trailed in the statement of intent, which are examined in this article.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 August 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Non-executive directors jointly and severally liable for £1.7 million whistleblowing claim by ex-CEO

This briefing examines the decision in In International Petroleum Ltd and others v Osipov and others.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 07 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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We're all going on a summer holiday – voluntary overtime has to be included in holiday pay

This article examines the Employment Appeal Tribunal's decision in In Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 04 August 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Discrimination arising from disability: a case for suitable treatment

A recent case saw the Court of Appeal consider whether a disabled employee who received enhanced benefits under a pension scheme had been treated unfavourably. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 02 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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iWatch: lightning can strike twice

Global technology giant Apple has had mixed results in relation to its attempt to register the word iWatch as a trade mark in the UK. This briefing examines the cases.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 31 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Supreme Court decides that employment tribunal fees are unlawful

The Supreme Court has today handed down its decision in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 27 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal sheds light on public interest test

Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) and another v Nurmohamed and another [2017] EWCA Civ 979 is the first case to go before the Court of Appeal for a view on the 'public interest' test. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 24 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Cybercrime: the latest pension risk?

The Pensions Regulator has identified cybercrime as a key emerging risk area for pension schemes. This article recaps on trustees' responsibilities in relation to protecting scheme data.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

Striving for 'Good Work': Taylor Review recommendations go beyond merely transforming the gig economy

This briefing comments on some of the more interesting recommendations arising out of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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