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David Potter, Partner

David Potter


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David Potter is "approachable, accessible and pragmatic," according to clients, who also say that he "always gives clear and careful advice." He advises public and private sector groups on a range of matters including assisting clients with employment tribunals.
(Chambers & Partners, 2019)

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 as an “Elite Leading Lawyer” in Employment by The Legal 500 (2019 Edition) and is ranked in Chambers (2019 Edition) as a Leading Individual.


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Recent Work

  • 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.



To contact David or for more information…

Call: 0845 274 6819
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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 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)

“David Potter heads the firm’s employment group and is active with clients in both the public and private sector. He is a regular speaker at employment events and seminars in the region.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2016)

“David Potter heads the firm’s Nottingham employment offering and advises on the full spectrum of employment work, with a focus on public sector clients.”

(The Legal 500)

“David Potter continues to anchor his employment law practice in the public sector, with a particular emphasis on social housing.”

(The Legal 500)

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)

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