Ed Belam
Senior Associate

I am a senior associate in the employment team at Marriott Harrison. I cover all aspects of employment law and I work with all sorts of businesses, ranging from tech start-ups to PLCs and to smaller London offices of overseas companies. Typically my work will include advising on terminations, restructurings and redundancies, grievances, discrimination, Employment Tribunal litigation, bonuses, drafting contracts and handbooks and TUPE.

I enjoy getting to know the ins and outs of how clients operate ‘on the ground’ and understanding their own in-house culture. I believe that the better I know a client, the more intuitive and pragmatic my advice can be.

I often work with corporate colleagues as part of transaction teams to identify employment risks, mitigate any such risks through use of warranties & indemnities and negotiate key employment agreements such as service agreements and settlement agreements.

I also have significant experience of helping out senior individuals where they are negotiating an exit, where there’s a dispute about bonuses or other payments and where an individual has exposed internal wrongdoing or called out unacceptable behaviours (whistleblowing). I have also led various client training sessions including in respect of responding to subject access requests and unfair dismissal (and how to avoid unfair dismissals!).