Louise Bloomfield - DAC Beachcroft
Louise Bloomfield

Louise specialises in employment law.

She has many years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including household name clients in the retail and hospitality sector, as well as significant businesses in the insurance, logistics and health care sectors. Her key clients include many household name businesses, major corporates, and globally recognised insurance businesses. Louise also heads our national insurance EPL practice.

Louise regularly advises businesses on their most sensitive employment law issues, including senior hires and exits, restrictive covenant disputes, trade union matters, complex discrimination and whistleblowing issues, and also effecting change management. She is able to draw on her experience of lengthy secondments at both Asda and Royal Mail to ensure that her advice and support, and that of the teams she leads, is business and commercially focussed.

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • A global restaurant chain on all of its UK employment law issues, which includes supporting its HR team on a daily basis on issues ranging from disciplinaries and grievances to more strategic matters such as senior exits, TUPE transfers and changing terms and conditions.
  • Royal Mail on industrial relations issues, in particular in relation to strike activity, including wildcat action. Louise was part of the team which was successful in the High Court and Court of Appeal in preventing the CWU calling its members out on national strike around Christmas and the General Election 2019.
  • Advising a large global retailer on the integration of a new business, including the transfer of employees, collective consultation on changing terms and conditions and also store closures.
  • Strategic advice to major insurers on hot topic issues such as diversity & inclusivity and forecasting the future claims horizon, and also employment status concerns arising from evolving case law relating to the gig economy.

Louise is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500 which state:

Louise Bloomfield is a well-regarded practitioner who heads the Leeds-based employment practice at DAC Beachcroft. She has considerable expertise handling sensitive and complex discrimination, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims, as well as advising on industrial relations issues."
"Louise provides a brilliant service."
"She is a real leader in the field of employment law."
"Louise is a driven and dynamic lawyer with a strong commercial practice." (Chambers and Partners 2023)
Louise Bloomfield is a leader in her field - pragmatic and straight-talking” (Legal 500 2023)

In addition, Louise is the Location Head of the DAC Beachcroft Leeds office, having been elected to this position in March 2023.



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