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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.

Chris K

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.

Tom W
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    The judgement awarded the Defendant the sum AED 116,774.19 towards advance commission paid to the Claimant...

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    01 May 2017

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  • James Berry & Associates Employment Department E-Bulletin

    12 Dec 2016

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    04 Dec 2016

    Post-termination restrictions, often referred to as restrictive covenants, are the clauses in a contract of employment most people are not particularly interested in when they commence employment, but become important once the employee decides to leave the Company, is headhunted or is dismissed. These clauses aim to restrict the activity of a departing employee in order to protect the business interests of the Company – or at least this is what they are designed to do. How enforceable are they in the UAE? What are the options with regards to enforcement?

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    22 Mar 2016

    Gratuity, maternity leave and probation explained

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    02 Aug 2015

    Given the huge number of expatriates employed in the UAE, it is significant to know some of the key terms contained in the UAE Labour Law and in many employment contracts and this Article aims to outline some of these.

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  • Education

    • University of Wales, Cardiff (Degree in Law and German LLB (Honours) (2000-2004)
    • Manchester Metropolitan University (Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) (2004-2005)

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