David Whincup

Professional Biography

Following 10 years at a Magic Circle firm, David has been head of our London Labor & Employment Practice since 1994.

His expertise gained from over 30 years as a specialist employment law practitioner cover a wide variety of employment-related issues, including individual and team recruitment issues, policy and contract drafting, disciplinary and grievance procedures, individual and collective redundancies, the defence of employee discrimination and dismissal claims and other litigation, whistleblowing, employee health, data protection and matters surrounding confidentiality and intellectual property in the workplace.

David’s clients span a wide range, from senior individuals to household-name corporates, and across all sectors, from aviation and distribution to insurance and sports. However, his particular expertise lies in advising clients in the financial services sector. He is responsible for the firm’s relationships with a substantial number of financial services institutions and regularly advises senior city figures on contract and termination issues.

David is the firm’s internal HR partner and a member of its Diversity Committee. He carries out know-how, marketing and communications roles both within the international Labor & Employment team and the wider firm.

David is a well-known speaker on employment matters, both in-house to clients and for commercial training providers, and is a regular contributor to a number of employment publications. He is editor and principal writer for the firm’s Employment Law Worldview blog.

David is a corporate member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He is also an accredited CEDR Mediator and a keen exponent of the role of mediation in the modern workplace, scoring a number of significant successes for corporate and individual clients through that route. He is a member of the workplace and employment sub-group of the Civil Mediation Council.

David is listed in the most recent publication of the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and Who’s Who Legal and has been a fixture in both the Chambers and The Legal 500 directories for many years.

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David Whincup of Squire Patton Boggs Employment Law Practice Group  is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his consistent coverage of Pandemic Measures impacting UK Employers.  Mr. Whincup’s thought leadership and webinars address a spectrum of issues bedeviling UK employers ranging from clarifying provision of the Job Retention Scheme, lockdown and post lockdown flexible working situations and childcare arrangements, and what to do about employees refusing vaccines.  Mr. Whincup keeps NLR readers up to date and distills down the most pertinent developments so UK businesses can prepare for and adjust to all the Coronavirus regulatory changes.


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