Equal Pay

As renowned employment lawyers, we understand the complex landscape surrounding equal and gender pay. We can help you implement policy, assess company risks, avoid and defend claims, and devise your internal and external communication strategy to avoid reputational damage.


Our experienced team of employment lawyers have been at the forefront of advising and litigating equal pay and gender pay since 2009. We support an array of clients, ranging from public sector to private sector businesses, having successfully defended thousands of claims.

As thought leaders in this space, we have previously worked with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to shape gender pay reporting regulations.

We provide pragmatic, commercially focused advice to protect you from legal challenge and help shape your diversity strategy. Our equal pay services include:

  • Providing step-by-step guidance on the correct equal pay policy for your organisation
  • Analysing your current pay scheme and assessing the risks
  • Advising on what a new pay structure might look like
  • Defending equal pay claims

Gender pay

We also advise clients specifically on gender pay regulations and the gender pay gap. Our services in this area include:

  • Understanding your gender pay reporting requirements
  • Analysing data alongside any legal, commercial, and reputational risks using the benefit of legal privilege
  • Considering what additional information you may want to publish to give context to headline figures
  • Shaping your internal messaging to avoid grievances and claims from employees
  • Helping devise a communications strategy to limit any reputational damage that might follow when publishing a large gender pay or bonus gap

What our clients say

  • "They are great value for money and a lovely team to work with."

    Legal 500 2023, UK Solicitors, Bristol, Employment: Employers

  • "The team have excellent attention to detail, even in the most complex matters."

    Legal 500 2023, UK Solicitors, London, Employment: Employers

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.