Philip Henson joins DKLM LLP as a Partner and Joint Head of the Employment Law Team

DKLM LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Henson as a Partner and Joint Head of the Employment Law Team. Philip trained at a leading West End law firm, and was previously a Partner at boutique City law firm Bargate Murray.

Philip’s practice covers all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law and he has clients in the UK, and North American (Canada and the United States of America), across several sectors including: Advertising; Entrepreneurs; Fashion; Financial Services; Human Resources; Legal Services; Media; and Tech.

Philip is often asked to comment on employment law related matters in the national and international media, including for: BBC News 24; Sky News; ITN News; BBC Radio; City Am; the Solicitors Journal; the Guardian Newspaper and various HR and political web sites. Philip has recently been asked to chair the prestigious annual CIPD conference in London this summer.
Philip is an accredited mediator; a member of The Employment Lawyers Association; a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); an associate Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies; an international Affiliate Member of the American Bar Association, and an occasional lecturer on the University of Leicester LL.M Employment Law Course.

Keen to help the local community Philip has recently established a prize to be awarded to a local community leader who has worked with under privileged children. He is also an occasional volunteer at a Chinese Community centre in China Town (London).

Alan Dixon, Managing Partner of DKLM says: “I am delighted to welcome Philip to our expanding team at DKLM LLP. Philip is known in the UK and abroad (notably Canada and the USA) for his friendly and commercially focused legal advice. As an accredited mediator Philip will be able to provide a specialist employment mediation service, and his appointment is part of our strategy to expand DKLM LLP by focusing on organic growth, and forging key international alliances to give added value to our clients”.

Philip Henson, says; “I feel privileged to join DKLM LLP at such an exciting time, as they expand in Tech City and internationally. There is a pronounced synergy between our mutual commitment to providing commercially focused legal advice to clients, and the international outlook of our practice areas. I admire the vision of the partners at DKLM who have forged strategic alliance with a top ten law firm in China, Zhonglun W & D Law Firm (“ZLWD”) which will enable DKLM to provide an outstanding legal service to their clients, and also provide access to expanding international markets”.

Notes for Editors:

DKLM LLP is an 8 partner boutique law firm based in Tech City (EC1, London) with niche legal expertise in the following areas: commercial property law; corporate law; employment law; litigation; mediation; intellectual property; business immigration, residential conveyancing, and Tech.

Formal Association with Zhonglun W & D Law Firm (“ZLWD”). Diversity, and an international outlook, is a key part DKLM’s success.

DKLM are proud of their formal association with Zhonglun W & D Law Firm (“ZLWD”) which has offices in Beijing; Shanghai; Chengdu; Taiyuan; Chongqing; Hangzhou; Jinan; Shijiazhuang; Shenzen; Wuhan and Guangzhou (new office in 2012) and representative / associated offices in Hong Kong, France and Germany.

The Association gives clients and our professional contacts access to over 400 lawyers and support staff with strategically based offices across the world who are committed to providing value-added and tailored legal advice and assistance to clients looking to expand and develop into the China market.

ZLWD specialises in private equity; structured finance and securitisation; cross-border transactions; real estate development; investments trusts; intellectual property; maritime and energy.

The Association will further strengthen relationships between China and the UK and provide a welcome platform for clients both in China and UK to appreciate the important strategic alliance of China and the UK at all levels of business and to take advantage of the multitude of opportunities to create and build businesses between the two countries be it real estate in London to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China.

DKLM Employment Law Services;

Our employment lawyers offer friendly, commercially focused legal advice to both employers and senior employees. Our team offer businesses an essential HR support service on a monthly retainer at a cost effective price, helping you budget for your annual legal spend.

We are experienced in advising businesses in commercially critical restrictive covenant and team move disputes and handling any necessary litigation that may be required to protect your business interests, including obtaining interim relief and injunctions in the High Court.

In addition, we work alongside our corporate and commercial team to provide assistance on transactions where specialist employment advice on issues such as TUPE, is an essential part of outsourcing deals, mergers and acquisitions.

For further information please contact Philip Henson


T: Tel: 0207 549 7888  


Twitter: EmpLawPhil


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