DAVID ROYDEN - EMPLOYMENT SOLICITOR
UK EMPLOYMENT LAW

David Royden is a Partner with Laytons Solicitors and Head of Employment Law, Manchester, UK

Laytons Solicitors is a national law practice specialising in all aspects of Company and Commercial Law

Laytons Solicitors, 22 St John Street, Manchester M3 4EB.
Tel: +44 (0) 161 834 2100
Fax: +44 (0) 161 834 6862

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Practice Profile of David Royden, Solicitor
Laytons Solicitors, 22 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4EB


David Royden attended Birkenhead School and read law at Manchester University. He subsequently studied for his Law Society Finals at Chester College of Law gaining a commendation.

He trained at Laytons Solicitors. Subsequently he specialised in Employment Law and worked as an Assistant Solicitor with Hammons Solicitors (previously Hammond Suddards) and Robinson King Solicitors were he was appointed Partner - Employment Law in 1999.

He set up Roydens Employment Solicitors in 2002, a specialist firm handling some very high profile cases in the Employment Tribunal, both in England and Wales, and Scotland. He acted as a visiting lecturer in Employment Law, College of Law, Chester.

In addition to the traditional areas of Employment Law practice, David Royden also deals with general commercial work and quasi-employment matters such as litigation concerning the Commercial Agents Regulations. He also specialises in Business Affairs linked to Employment Law issues including shareholder agreements and disputes, boardroom disputes, and Pension claims.

After 10 years he returned to Laytons Solicitors in October 2005 and was appointed Partner, Head of Employment Law, Manchester Office. Laytons is a national company and commercial law practice with offices in London, Manchester and Guilford. The firm has a particularly strong reputation for Employment Law services and in addition to the provision of general employment law and advice is able to provide insurance backed retainer services on an annual basis covering employers against the legal costs and any awards arising out of Employment Law claims in the Employment Tribunal.

Recent Cases of Interest

  • LSI Europe v Various - £17m claim in respect of business secrets and confidential information involving springboard relief.
  • Various v Sainsbury’s National class action - unfair dismissal - 61 store managers.
  • Various v Telesens & others - Largest class action in Scottish Tribunal history (re: Transfer of Undertakings Regulations).

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