City law firm Wedlake Bell has bolstered its Employment team with the arrival of Stephen Ravenscroft, former Head of Employment at Memery Crystal, bringing the total number of partners in the team to three. Stephen is recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers and Legal 500.
Stephen, who was previously also a Partner in the Employment, Compensation & Benefits team at White & Case, has significant experience advising clients across the employment law spectrum: giving bespoke commercial advice to clients on their most sensitive and complex HR issues, including those arising during recruitment, departure, restructuring, investigations, and disputes. He also regularly advises on the Employment law aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A and Private Equity deals, as well as large outsourcing projects involving TUPE.
He has particular expertise navigating clients through complex and sensitive Board and senior management level disputes and departures, plus a wealth of experience advising clients through Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation proceedings.
Working with both international and domestic companies, and senior executives, Stephen advises a range of industries including banking and finance, natural resources, real estate, media and technology.
Managing Partner, Martin Arnold commented: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to Wedlake Bell. He is an outstanding lawyer with a wealth of expertise and experience that will add incredible value to the firm’s employment offering. His arrival demonstrates both the level of quality and the ambition that we are always looking for at the firm. We are in a period of major growth and Stephen’s client base sits very well within our firm strategy, complementing all areas. “
Stephen Ravenscroft said of his move: “I am really looking forward to working alongside the talented members of the employment team and contributing towards the growth of the practice. Not only is it a firm with fantastic opportunities to work cross-practice, but it also has a strong cultural identity.”