Alex Denny helps companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 businesses on all aspects of the employment relationship both in the U.K. and internationally. He has particular experience in the areas of business protection and restrictive covenants, employment issues that come up in the context of mergers and acquisitions, large scale restructuring projects across multiple jurisdictions and the management of executive terminations.
Alex’s clients come from the financial services, insurance, publishing, technology and recruitment industries. He also advises senior executives on all matters relating to their employment and remuneration, including STIP, LTIP, share option and carried interest entitlements, and severance terms.

U.K. Employment Counsel

Alex advises clients on:
  • Fair procedures for recruitment and selection
  • Employee status and the implications of the employment relationship
  • Contracts of employment, service agreements, and employment policies and procedures
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures, including minimum statutory procedures
  • Post-termination restrictions and the enforcement of those restrictions
  • Health and safety issues
  • Race, sex, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age discrimination
  • Effective management of staff and, where appropriate, dismissal
  • Severance agreements on behalf of both employers and senior employees, including the tax implications 
  • Transactional work, including outsourcing and business reorganization
  • Collective redundancies and restructuring exercises
  •  Conduct of Employment Tribunal and EAT litigation, strategic issues and settlement
  • Transfers in the public sector

International Experience

Alex advises multinational businesses on worldwide labor and employment issues, including:
  • Foreign assignments and secondments
  • Foreign hires
  • Expatriate agreements
  • International equality and diversity issues (both contentious and non-contentious)
  • Merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions involving multinational parties
  • Labor and employment laws applicable to U.K. facilities of foreign-owned enterprises
  • Management of local counsel on global restructuring exercises



Solicitor of the Courts of England & Wales [Solicitors Regulation Authority]




College of Law, York
LPC with commendation (1995)

College of Law, London
CPE (1994)

University of Oxford
B.A. (1993)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Court Case We All Thought Was a Victory for the Client
    Professional Adviser, October 17, 2014
  • Is Our Word Our Bond on Notice Periods?
    Financial Times, August 2014
  • Any Help?
    inCompliance, March 2014

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers Association


  • International Law Office and Lexology — Client Choice Award, 2016
  • Chambers U.K. — Rated for his "knowledgeable, responsive approach and the high quality of his advice," 2013
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
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