Doyle Clayton is Recognised by Legal 500 UK for Employment Law, Senior Executives, Immigration and More!

It is with great pleasure that ELLINT announces that its UK representative Doyle Clayton has been recognized by Legal 5oo UK for its work in the fields of Employment Law, Senior Executives, Immigration, and the Public Sector.

In their words:


Doyle Clayton is a strong boutique firm that excels in acting for employers in the financial services and insurance sectors.

It also assists senior executives with high-profile litigation. Peter De Maria, who is noted for his ‘calm approach’, acted for Bluefin Group in a springboard injunction matter following the departure of the client’s former CEO to competitor Global Risk Partners. 

David Evans is acting for Starwood Capital on all internal employment matters, including senior management exits and policy reviews.

The team includes Jennifer Nicol, who specialises in restructurings, executive terminations and discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

Co-founders Peter Doyle and Darren Clayton are also recommended.



The ‘impressive’ team at Doyle Clayton, which specialises in employment and immigration, is ‘commercial, astute and very easy to deal with’, ‘responsive’ and ‘willing to give detailed and realistic advice’.

It acts for employers and high-profile individuals on sponsor and investor licence applications, with ‘in-depth experience’ of the PBS and Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 applications. 

Anita de Atouguiaheads the business immigration practice, and has ‘staggeringly high knowledge and interest in this complex area’.

Associate Mandeep Khroud specialises in entrepreneur work, and has a high-net-worth client base.



At employment boutique Doyle Clayton, the ‘strong, client-focused and thorough’ team provides ‘consistently excellent, pragmatic advice’.

The group represents university lecturers in employment-related disputes and assists staff members with departures from maintained and independent schools and academies.

The group’s caseload also includes matters pertaining to reasonable adjustment, SEN and safeguarding issues, as well as fee disputes and expulsion challenges. 

Engaging and thoughtful’ practice head Simon Henthorn ‘combines an impressive attention to detail with a thorough grasp of the issues and a confident approach to litigation to secure the best results for his clients’.

‘Calm, clear and smart’ associate Elizabeth Timmins ‘finds the killer point and utilises it for the benefit of her clients’.

Henthorn and Timmins are representing a lecturer in a dispute with the University of Reading pertaining to a dismissal arising from the claimant’s failure to disclose a relationship with a student.


For more information visit Legal 500.