Daniel Isaac

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Daniel Isaac

Partner, Employment

+44 (0)20 7467 8739
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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. Most weeks, a deal or client of Daniel’s is featured in Campaign.

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 great tactician” according to Chambers & Partners (2018). The 2019 directory refers to Daniel’s ability “to speak in plain English” and to be “relatable and down to earth”.

Daniel tweets about employment law under the moniker @tribunalmonkey.

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

 

Qualifications

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

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