Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published draft guidance aimed at helping employers to comply with the new Gender Pay Gap reporting obligations coming…Read More
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A client says: "He advises me in a manner that is tailored to my business's needs, and in a straightforward, no-nonsense way."
Chambers UK, 2017
‘Clear and straightforward’.
Legal 500, 2016
Clients highlight his clear and concise advice, availability for consultation, and commercial edge.
Chambers UK, 2016
Sources praise his responsiveness as well as his client-first approach.
Chambers UK, 2015
David Israel commands a strong market reputation. Clients value his 'intuitive feel for the way the other side is going to react,' whilst peers single out his client-handling skills.
Chambers UK, 2014
David Israel acts mainly for corporates and senior executives. Sources say he is 'highly professional' and always 'relates advice specifically to the circumstances.'
Chambers UK, 2012
David's practice covers all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. He acts primarily for companies, although he has also undertaken work for a number of senior executives, mostly from the banking sector. Clients range from international technology companies, global consultancies, national and international charities, to sports organisations and clubs.
The work undertaken covers the whole breadth of employment issues, from drafting company policy, procedures and employment documentations, through day-to-day disciplinary and grievance matters, discrimination and equality issues and enforcing post termination obligations of employees, to large scale reorganisations, consultation issues, and the employment aspects of corporate acquisitions, disposals, and transfers of undertakings.
David joined Wedlake Bell in 1997 having previously been a solicitor with British Telecommunications plc. He became a partner in 2001.
He is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Skills and Employment Forum, sitting on a number of their Legislative and Policy sub-committees coordinating responses on proposed new legislation.
David has presented a number of training videos on new areas of employment law, and has spoken at conferences both in the UK and abroad. He has recently been appointed to write a chapter on stress in the workplace for Tolley's Employment Law.
Articles & Comment
18 Feb, 2017 | David Israel
21 Sep, 2016 | David Israel
Companies often ask what adjustments need to be made if they employ someone with a long term illness. The recent case of G4S Cash Solutions appears to take the steps…Read More
18 Feb, 2016 | David Israel
New Regulations, which come into effect in October 2016 provide that large employers will need to publish information on wage and bonus differences between men and…Read More
22 Jun, 2015 | David Israel
Employers are now prevented from prohibiting a worker on a zero-hours contract from also working elsewhere. This change was brought into force on 26th May 2015Read More
01 Apr, 2015 | David Israel
We have previously reported on a number of cases that have considered how holiday pay should be calculated – the key issue is whether holiday pay should include…Read More