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David Potter


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“David Potter is very responsive, pragmatic when giving detailed advice and makes sure we adopt a collaborative initiative that suits the organisation.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

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 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 as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition) and is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

To contact David or for more information…

Call: 0345 274 6819
Mobile: 0792 160 3247
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“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 a wealth of experience.”

(The Legal 500, 2024)

“He has a great human understanding which, for me, makes the difference between an excellent and outstanding lawyer.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

“David Potter is an employment law partner and leads as a solid, approachable presence managing and discussing the case from a tactical point of view and also managing the litigation. David has a wealth of experience and a thorough knowledge of employment law and case law.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“David Potter takes full advantage of his experience and authority to consistently deliver excellent results.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“David Potter has a wealth of experience, is highly responsive and achieves excellent results.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

“He is always very responsive, he provides practical advice and he is proactive.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2022)

“David Potter has always been approachable, and has been able to assimilate the complexities of the law quickly and to adapt his advice as appropriate. His advice is solid and practical, underpinned by years of experience which he can draw and apply to different situations.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

“He is always very responsive, he provides practical advice and he is proactive.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

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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