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David is a principal lawyer in our employment team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cambridge.
He advises individuals at all levels on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues including entry and exit negotiations and workplace disputes. He enjoys particular experience and success supporting senior executives in exit negotiations (including those involving shareholder rights) and conducting complex litigation.
David is recognised for his work in discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE related matters and is individually profiled and acknowledged by the Legal 500 Directory 2016 as ‘committed, professional and pragmatic’ and for his ‘accessible, pragmatic and considered approach, while being formidable in opposition’. He is especially recommended for tribunal claims and ‘gets the job done’.
Although David’s practice now focuses exclusively on supporting individuals, his clients benefit directly from his significant previous experience acting on behalf of businesses including PLC’s, private limited companies and LLP’s. David is a commercially astute adviser with an eye for the bigger picture and a keen awareness of the view from the other side.
David supports clients nationwide and regularly travels to meet his clients’ requirements and to appear in tribunal. Amongst others, former individual clients include high profile entrepreneurs, wealth managers, scientists, programmers, analysts, law firms and medical practitioners.
Notable matters in which David has appeared include;
Reported cases - Langton v Secretary of State for Health  All ER (D) 170 (Oct), whistleblowing action against the Secretary of State for Health.
Sharon MacDonald assists David with his cases and her details can be found here.
“David Hodge has provided a great service for me when I left my previous employer. He provided supportive, sensible and focused advice at the start of the process when I was unsure of my options. He negotiated an excellent severance package for me, holding out for the right deal and built effective bridges with the other side to ensure matters were conducted cordially. I would recommend David to others in similar situations.”
“Good lawyers are experts in their fields, but great lawyers understand how to apply their expertise.”
“I was impressed, from the outset, by David’s subject matter knowledge, expertise and professional manner. He explained, in clear and concise terms, the facts of the matter, the options open to me, and the balance of risk likely to be associated with each potential course of action. David is clearly an accomplished negotiator. Because of his evident knowledge and skills, I had the confidence and trust in him to ‘hold my ground’ when negotiations were at an advanced, and tense, stage.”