Solicitor of England and Wales (2008)
Following a dispute with my employer, the terms of my employment agreement had been breached. As my legality for dispute was under the UAE laws of Dubai, I contacted James Berry and Associates. My email was answered immediately and clear instructions to progress were given by a legal secretary who was courteous. My case for dispute was taken, investigated and it was clear from supported evidence I provided there was a case to answer. The Senior lawyer for my case interacted with my employers legal department throughout, all case law references used in my case were provided and after an attempt from my employers legal department to use medical information to dismiss my claim, my appointed lawyer responded very quickly in consultation with me and disputed this on my behalf. This approach prompted my employer to offer a compensation settlement, in turn for me to sign a legal agreement accepting the compensation.
After the initial video consultation, I communicated by email to give the information needed as I was in the UK. The case was settled favourably in my interest with professional legal representation by James Berry and Associates and I was satisfied with the advice and how the case was taken and settled. It is clear from the outset that James Berry and Associates are extremely competent in the laws of UAE, and 25 years of practise is evident of this.
I hope I don't need legal services again, but I know I would be using James Berry and Associates again as I can trust them to represent me if needed, I would fully recommend this company.
Thank you James Berry and Associates for the legal representation to settle my dispute.
Having had a requirement to consult with a legal expert on the UAE Employment laws; I was referred to Rhiannon Davies by her colleague Brendan Walsh. I found Rhiannon to be very professional, personable and very knowledgeable in her field. Having attained a satisfactory outcome to my case, I can honestly say that I would have no hesitation in recommending James Berry Law / Rhiannon Davies.
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Rhiannon specialises in all matters regarding employment, for both commercial and individuals clients. This includes advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the workplace. Rhiannon can also help with setting up HR policies and procedures and uses her experience to put into place the structure to help avoid issues and protect business interests. In addition, Rhiannon assists with negotiating settlement agreements between employers and employees in the UAE and the UK.
Prior to joining James Berry and Associates, Rhiannon trained and worked in the UK, most recently in London. Rhiannon has also worked in civil and commercial litigation before specialising in Employment Law
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