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
- 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).