Daniel Isaac


Daniel Isaac

Partner, Employment

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Daniel advises individuals and organisations on all aspects of their workplace relationships, whether involving employment law, partnership law or shareholders’ rights.

He is a specialist in financial services, regularly facing down banks, and the fiercely competitive creative industries, frequently representing very senior advertising executives through sensitive employment moves. Daniel represents a diverse range of employers, for many of whom he has acted for over a decade.

He has become a regular commentator on employment law in national broadcast media and the quality press, a contributor to specialist press such as Personnel Today and Solicitors Journal, and a speaker at the Employment Lawyers’ Association annual conference.

His track record in keeping people out of tribunal and the High Court through determined negotiation and careful contract drafting has earned him a reputation as “a cool-headed tactician and master strategist” according to the Legal 500 (2020). Chambers & Partners, 2020 praises Daniel’s "sharp, astute and commercial advice" and "uncanny ability to explain simple concepts in layman's terms.”

Daniel tweets about employment law under the moniker @tribunalmonkey and writes on partnership and employment law at tribunalmonkey.blog.

Running an international consultancy with offices in many jurisdictions, I must be able to call upon immediate, clear and pragmatic advice when needed. Daniel provides that from the UK, with wit and diligence. He is clearly knowledgeable, interested and cares about Saffron’s business.
— Jacob Benbunan, CEO and co-Founder, Saffron Brand Consultants

Work Highlights

  • Acting for the claimant in Hannoun v GLG, described by Andrew Hochhauser QC as ‘one of the biggest most complex whistleblowing claims ever brought’;

  • Making and defending applications for injunctions to enforce garden leave and post-termination restrictions;

  • Bringing sex discrimination and whistleblowing claims against most investment banks in London and frequently negotiating seven-figure settlements (and once negotiating the reinstatement of an employee who received a standing ovation on his return to the trading floor);

  • Representing partners moving between ‘magic circle’ law firms and ‘big four’ accountancy firms



Qualified: 1995
Recommended by Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who in Law
Member of Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society

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