David Potter is described by sources as "pragmatic and knowledgeable" and someone "who will be honest with his clients." He advises on strategic issues and utilises his skills in advocacy to represent employers at tribunals.
(Chambers & Partners, 2020)
David is an experienced employment lawyer who mainly acts for employers in both the private and public sectors. He deals with all aspects of employment law and practice; including strategic advice, reviews of policies, and procedures and contracts of employment. David is recognised as an “Elite Leading Lawyer” in Employment by The Legal 500.
David has extensive experience of handling claims in the Employment Tribunal, including complex and sensitive cases. He regularly appears in the Tribunal for clients. David acts for senior employees, usually in connection with settlement agreements. He also regularly speaks on employment law issues at seminars organised by Freeths or by other organisations.
David is recognised in Chambers (2020 edition) as a Leading Individual.
David is recognised as a Leading Individual in the Hall of Fame by the Legal 500 (2020 edition). The Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.
- Assisting a private sector employer with a complex, multiple claimant equal pay case.
- Successfully defending a public sector employer facing an unfair dismissal claim by having the claim struck out and recovering legal costs.
- IR35 – Are you prepared? – East Midlands Seminar – 3 March 2020
- HR Seminar: Tribunal Claims – is attack the best form of defence? – Nottingham- 7 November 2019
- HR Seminar: Tribunal Claims – is attack the best form of defence? – Derby – 9 October 2019
- Employment Review – September 2018
- Employment Review: April 2017
“David and his team provide proactive, focussed and practical advice, striking a balance between the requirements of managers in the dynamic environment of social housing and consideration of the challenges of employment issues in the public sector.”(Mona Sachdeva, Ashfield Homes)
David Potter has significant experience advising both public and private sector clients, and advises them on matters including senior terminations and investigations. He is described as someone who is ‘always available, easy to contact and grasps the situation very quickly’.”(Chambers & Partners)
“The highly experienced David Potter provides support to both employers and high-level employees.”(Chambers & Partners)
“David is ranked as a leading individual for employment in the Midlands Region by Chambers where it states, the ‘extremely practical and technically knowledgeable’.”(Chambers & Partners, 2018)
“David Potter continues to anchor his employment law practice in the public sector, with a particular emphasis on social housing. He advises on the full spectrum of employment work, with a focus on public sector clients.”(The Legal 500, 2018)
David Potter advises both private and public sector clients and has a particular focus on tribunal claims. Clients say: ‘He’s brilliant at engaging, he’s a great presenter, he’s very personable, very knowledgeable and very prompt at responding’.”(Chambers & Partners, 2017)
David Potter is described by sources as “pragmatic and knowledgeable” and someone “who will be honest with his clients.” He advises on strategic issues and utilises his skills in advocacy to represent employers at tribunals.(Chambers & Partners, 2020)
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