Davenport Solicitors is your trusted workplace solutions lawyers in the UK. Our legal professionals specialise in providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and organisations to address various employment and workplace-related challenges. Our expertise extends to navigating complex employment, business immigration laws, managing HR issues, and mitigating legal risks in the workplace. We play a crucial role in ensuring that businesses maintain compliance, foster a productive work environment, and resolve employment-related disputes effectively.
We have a proven track record of assisting multinational corporations, SMEs, and UK enterprises in optimising their international workforce strategies. Our comprehensive approach helps businesses in Human resource management at every stage of the employer-employee journey. Whether you choose to fully outsource or require in-house Human Resource support, we're dedicated to enhancing operational efficiency, boosting workforce performance, and keeping you ahead of the competition.
At Davenport Solicitors, we want to ease your pain of being an employer and advise businesses so that claims can be prevented, that is why we firmly believe that prevention is better than treatment. However, we take a robust and fearless approach when defending our clients.
Managing DirectorView profile
Vandana has over 15 years’ experience in HR, Employment and Business Immigration, working with national and international organisations.
She advises businesses on a range of Employment law and Immigration matters from implementing employment contracts and policies, advising on complex employment litigation matters and day to day HR issues, advising on Sponsorship licences and managing them and advising on various business visa and worker routes.
She has developed strong relationships with her clients and has worked with a range of clients including but not limited to: technology, retail, hospitality, HR, energy, professional services, medical, financial,
As a business owner herself, she understands that challenges business owners may face and that’s why you’ll find that her advice is commercially sound as well as compliant. Many owners battle with running their business and also dealing with employee matters so her aim is to make HR and immigration law accessible to Employers so they can get advice from solicitors at the right time, right place and at the right price!
Vandana regularly speaks at events and provides HR/Employment training sessions to organisations. She has also been a lecturer at South Bank University and the Open University.
She is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Employment Lawyers Association, the European Employment Lawyers Association and a Committee member of the Asian Business Association.
Head of Strategy and International Business DevelopmentView profile
Barry heads up Strategy and UK Advisory Services at Davenport Solicitors. At top level he brings the strategic expertise and business skill set traditional law firms usually lack.
He lays great emphasis on building strong relationships with clients, strategic partners, evaluating strengths and weaknesses and, responding quickly to changing regulations, economic factors, and international markets.
Barry excels in providing strategic guidance, drawing from his extensive experience in organisational strategy and transformation. His insights serve as invaluable assets to businesses seeking to navigate complex challenges and capitalise on growth opportunities.
Barry advises and assists overseas business, entrepreneurs and individuals reach their global expansion goals into the UK. He applies a hands-on approach when assisting clients to understand their short and long terms objectives and to help them develop and implement a strategic UK market entry plan.
Global Expansion: With a keen eye for global expansion strategies, Barry is adept at orchestrating successful international ventures. His insights into global markets and business dynamics facilitate the seamless expansion of organisations, including UK market entry capabilities.
Employment SolicitorView profile
Varsha is a Solicitor, specialising in HR/employment law. She works closely with both employees and employers to advise on the full range of employment law issues. She qualified as an Employment Solicitor at a top 200 law firm and worked at a number of London law firms before joining Davenport Solicitors.
Here areas of expertise include: Advising and negotiating settlement agreements, drafting contracts of employment, advising on redundancy procedures and disciplinary and grievance processes as well as bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissals and claims under the Equality Act 2010.
She is passionate about providing technically excellent legal advice that meets the commercial objectives and realities of business. When acting for individuals she is passionate about providing a service that is not only legally astute but that is also sensitive and empathetic to the client’s situation.
Her most memorable case has been assisting in the landmark blacklisting litigation in the High Court which saw members of the GMB settle their claims against major construction firms for £5.4m, after the ICO discovered a database of construction workers that was used for the purposes of denying work to trade union and health and safety activists.
Varsha qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 and has since them specialised in HR and employment law.
Immigration SolicitorView profile
Kaili is a solicitor at the firm, advising on UK immigration law and other UK in-bound immigration related matters for personal and private clients. Kaili has experience in personal immigration and business immigration. She qualified as a solicitor in 2020 and since then has specialised in UK immigration law. She assists with advising both individual clients and organisations on a range of UK immigration matters.
She has significant experience in family and private life matters such as: nationality and British citizenship applications under a variety of routes; family visas and visitor visas.
Kaili’s work in business immigration includes applications under the skilled Worker, PBS Dependant routes and innovator visas. She is also experienced with assisting on Sponsor Licence applications and renewals and providing advice on Right to Work checks, sponsor compliance and general business immigration guidance.
Employment/Immigration ParalegalView profile
Ghisina acquired a law degree at Westminster University in 2021 and is has completed her LPC. She aspires to be a solicitor.
Having studied employment law throughout her legal studies and undertaking legal work experience she is well equipped to support our lawyers and clients in both immigration and employment law.
Ghisina is excited to be part of the team at Davenport Solicitors and is looking forward to developing her expertise further in these areas of the law.
As a specialist workplace law firm, we work with you to help overcome challenges, protect your reputation and nurture organisational growth
Direct access to our in-house team of specialised employment solicitors, ensuring a direct and personalised connection with a dedicated solicitor available from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
Ensures compliance with UK employment laws and regulations, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes and fines. Helps business owners stay up-to-date with changing labour laws, minimising the chances of unintentional violations.
Provides proactive advice on HR policies, procedures, and documentation to reduce the risk of employee-related disputes and lawsuits. Offers guidance on handling sensitive issues such as terminations, discrimination, harassment, and workplace safety to minimise legal exposure.