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Oliver Daniels, Senior Associate Solicitor

Employment and Immigration

Direct Dial: +44 1242 246 448
Mobile: +44 7841 004 776

A bit about me

It’s the people-focused nature of employment law that makes me so passionate about my job. On a daily basis, I work collaboratively as an extension to your team, helping you to achieve your objectives by supporting you to solve problems and difficult staffing issues.

I work with employers across a number of sectors but my main focus is on education. In particular, I support independent schools, academies and maintained schools, and sector organisations like the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools.

I’ve been commended for my pragmatic advice and I work hard to combine that professionalism with a personable approach. I’m very easy to deal with, though I won’t sit on the fence, advising you on a particular course of action based on my experience and your requirements.

I care about helping individuals, businesses and, in particular, schools to achieve their aims, objectives and potential. As part of this, I regularly speak at education sector events and provide training to clients on difficult employment issues.

Outside work, I love to spend time with my family and to keep fit by attempting to play football and tennis.

Want to know more?

If there is a problem, act early and tackle it head on.

Keep a paper trail (but be prepared to justify what you say).

Don’t rush to conclusions – the situation may have more to it than you think at first.

Where I work

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Teacher not unfairly dismissed, despite withheld evidence

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision that Manchester Grammar School (the "School"), as…

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Employers can be vicariously liable for data breaches

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court that WM Morrison…

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Redundancy selection – when must you consider “bumping”?

In the recent case of Mirab v Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited (Mentor), the Employment Appeals…

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Does misconduct have to be “gross” to justify a dismissal without prior warnings?

It is generally accepted that for a conduct dismissal to be fair in the absence…

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Neutrality or discrimination – G4S policy comes under the spotlight

Religious clothing in the workplace has been the subject of a number of high-profile discrimination…

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Good Work Report: Government proposes to consult on employment practices

You may recall in July last year that the Taylor Review was published which reviewed…

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Working Time: How many consecutive days can workers lawfully work without a weekly rest break?

In a case that may be of particular relevance to boarding schools, the European Court…

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Whistleblowing: Can a disclosure made solely for self-interest qualify for protection?

Given the issues of compliance faced by schools, there is significant scope for staff to…

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Long Term Sickness Absence: How long do you have to wait before dismissing?

Where an employee has been off sick for a long period of time, employers face…

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Suspending Employees: A Knee-jerk Reaction?

It is common for employers to suspend staff pending a disciplinary investigation, for example, to…

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Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) confirms that voluntary overtime counts towards holiday pay calculations

There has been a degree of uncertainty in the law, since the EAT decision of BEAR…

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Calculating deductions from salary in response to strike action: Supreme Court provides clarification

In a case of particular relevance when making deductions and apportionments of salary, the Supreme…

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Travel Time for Mobile Workers: When is travel time “working time”?

In a decision that could have substantial implications, the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”)…

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Variation Clause – Limited Appeal?

Many employers include, as part of their contracts of employment, a general right to make…

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Apprenticeships: knowing where you stand

You may have seen a number of negative news stories hitting the press recently regarding…

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School Uniform Policies and Religious Dress

It is for a School’s Governing Body to decide whether it should adopt a policy…

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