David Philip Harris
Solicitor, Founder & Managing Partner
LinkedIn: David’s LI Profile
DDI: 0118 208 2001
Mobile: 07850 952245
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David Philip Harris – Personal Biography
David Philip Harris is an employment law solicitor, managing partner and founder of DPH Legal. David has specialised in employment law throughout his career.
After being admitted as a solicitor David practised at Manches LLP, a leading commercial law firm, and he then moved to the employment team at Darbys Solicitors LLP.
In January 2011 David founded DPH Legal.
The Legal 500, the market-leading directory for lawyers, has said the following about David:
“David Harris rates for his sound mind, concise language and ability to work well with clients to provide a solution”
David has acted for and against Formula 1 racing teams, football and rugby clubs and internationally acclaimed private schools and universities.
David has an extensive employer client base in a variety of industries as well as the charity and education sectors. These employer clients range from small owner-managed businesses to large commercial companies.
David regularly advises individuals and senior executives on the full range of employment law issues, particularly in relation to settlement agreements. Often these can be mutually agreed upon between both parties swiftly and easily.
However, more complex agreements involving directorships and shareholdings can require extensive negotiations and David has successfully gained highly favourable settlements for managers and directors.
David has represented individual and corporate clients in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as the High Court and County Court.
David has provided advice in relation to litigation which has gained the attention of the national press on more than one occasion and he frequently acts for Respondents, Defendants and Claimants in high-value disputes in the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.
David has been interviewed as an expert on BBC Radio on numerous occasions in relation to newsworthy employment law developments. He has recently been interviewed in relation to the collapse of Carillion and on the impact of the teachers’ strikes as well as numerous other topics over a number of years, in particular, the impact of Covid on the employment market.
Listen to David’s BBC Berkshire Interviews.
Other articles David has authored.
David can be available for radio interviews and for other media in relation to employment law matters. Contact David on 0118 208 2001
Making Clients Happy – David’s Testimonials
Based on a 50-point inspection, DPH Legal is rated one of the Three Best Rated.
“David provided advice to a leading Formula 1 Racing team on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the Service Agreement of a senior employee working for a competing team. David’s advice resulted in a very positive outcome to a situation that appeared at one stage an impasse. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others”.
Ivor Goodwin, President & CEO, Cockpit LLC & Motorsport Executive LLC
“I had to employ the professional services of DPH Legal at a time of tough decision-making. David was quick to respond and always proactive with regard to managing information related to the case. The result was good and the process was stress-free as far as David took ownership of the process and calmly resolved issues with some ‘difficult’ personalities. I have recommended his services to others and received very positive feedback.”
Wayne Skinner, former Group Sales & Marketing Director at Alan Dick & Co Ltd
“DPH Legal’s service was second to none. David Harris was very professional, knowledgeable and supportive. He took his time to fully understand my circumstances and provided me with clear and realistic advice. David also guided me through the whole process and kept me fully updated. I appreciated his responsiveness, professionalism and expertise. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and his team to anyone in need of advice on employment matters.”
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