David Baynton


David is a Partner in our employment and business disputes departments. David qualified as a solicitor in January 2010 and graduated from university with a first class LLB (Hons). David has worked for the firm since 2003.

David's practice covers all aspects of employment law. David acts for a wide range of employers as well as senior executives and employees. Work handled includes contracts and terms and conditions of employment, handbooks, policies and procedures, restructures and redundancies, discrimination, TUPE, compromise agreements, and litigation in courts and employment tribunals.

As a member of our business disputes team, David also advises on a wide range of issues including contractual disputes, professional negligence, defamation, restrictive covenants, alternative dispute resolution, debt recovery and property litigation.

David regularly delivers seminars to employers on employment law.

David is a member of the Bristol Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association. In 2015, David was shortlisted for the Finance Monthly Law Awards, in the UK Labour and Employment category.

What David's clients say:

"Thank you for your courtesy, tact and hard work. I felt I was in secure hands, which helped alleviate any anxiety. I appreciate all you have done and am pleased with the outcome." BM

"Many thanks for all your excellent work, true dedication and professionalism resulting in a much appreciated outcome. I will definitely recommend you to anyone." EH (Whistleblowing claim)

"David was fantastic. I found the service of an exceptional standard and do not have any suggestions of improvement." Anon (Employment)

David’s service really exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.” KV (Settlement Agreement)

I'm writing to express my gratitude for your help and advice over the past few months. I'm delighted with the settlement you secured on behalf of my family and I. I would not hesitate to recommend you, or Metcalfes, and once again thank you for all of your efforts.” MD (Constructive dismissal claim)

Thank you so much for all your hard work. We really valued all the wise advice and counsel from you during which was a very difficult time.” NS (Advising employer on senior level dispute and departure)

Thank you for the incredibly professional and efficient manner in which you have handled my case.” AS (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you for all your help and advice over the last nine months and for successfully resolving my issue. Your help is much appreciated.” CD (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you very much for all your help. You have been a sympathetic and helpful adviser and advocate.” (Pension dispute)

"Based on my experience so far, I cannot see how you could improve your service.”

"Thank you for your work ... you have been clear and concise with the information and advice that has made it an easier process for me ... I know who I will be advising people to use for employment advice in the future." IH

"Quick easy communication, clearly laid out action plan and everything successfully completed on time and within agreed budget."

"I was very satisfied with the service I was given. I felt listened to and was kept fully informed throughout the whole process. I would use Metcalfes again if I had need to and would certainly recommend them to friends or family."


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