Ben Dos Santos
7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
Ben is a solicitor in our employment team. Ben qualified as a solicitor in March 2021, having completed his training contract with the firm during which he completed seats in our healthcare professionals and employment teams. Prior to starting his training contract, Ben worked as a paralegal in our property and employment departments. Ben studied Law at the University of Sussex, before completing the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the University of Law, Bloomsbury, London.
Areas of Expertise
Ben advises employers and employees on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He has advised employees and employers in relation to ordinary and automatic unfair dismissals, wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, redundancies, whistleblowing claims and discrimination claims.
He is also experienced in drafting and negotiating employment contracts, settlement agreements and disciplinary and grievance procedures.
In addition, Ben has experience in conducting workplace investigations on behalf of his clients. Ben has undertaken independent fact-finding investigations in response to a range of concerns such as low retention rates, high employee turnover and complaints and grievances pertaining to issues such as alleged bullying, harassment and discrimination. Ben has carried out work on all stages of workplace investigations, from the initial preparation through to the delivery of an investigation report.
- Acting for medical defence organisations and healthcare professionals in regulatory, disciplinary and employment proceedings
- General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) proceedings
- Assisting with advising on the various stages of fitness to practise proceedings
- Advising in respect of criminal investigations
- Acting for healthcare professionals in criminal proceedings, including Crown Court trials
- Assisting with high value residential property work including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers on both freehold and leasehold property
- Undertaking work on all stages of property transactions, predominantly carrying out the completion and post-completion stages
Public family law:
- Acting for children, parents and local authorities in child care proceedings
Employment Lawyers Association
Junior Lawyers Division
London Young Lawyers Group
- Can an employee really visit a pub while on sick leave?
14 June 2021 | Employment
- Is it legal for employers to ‘fire and re-hire’ employees?
1 June 2021 | Employment
- When do you confirm disability status?
18 May 2021 | Employment
- The future of flexible working requests after Covid-19
11 May 2021 | Employment
- Changes to the Furlough Scheme
4 March 2021 | Employment
- Can employers force employees to take a Covid-19 test?
23 February 2021 | Data Protection | Employment
- Uber drivers are workers, confirms Supreme Court
19 February 2021 | Employment
- What are the requirements to pay sick pay during the Covid-19 pandemic?
3 February 2021 | Employment
- Key Employment law decisions you may have missed in 2020
22 December 2020 | Employment
- How should employers prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period?
11 December 2020 | Employment
- Changes to IR35 legislation in April 2021
11 November 2020 | Employment
- Extension of CJRS (furlough scheme) until March 2021
5 November 2020 | Employment
- The potential legal dangers of letting property using Airbnb
11 July 2019 | Property
- A guide to purchasing leasehold property
5 July 2018 | Property
- What first-time buyers need to know about conveyancing
26 June 2018 | Property | Tax and private client
- Brexit – how will it affect employment law?
27 October 2016 | Employment
- Important whistleblowing case delayed
20 October 2016 | Employment
- Is the protection of pay a reasonable adjustment for a disabled employee?
6 October 2016 | Employment
- Post-Brexit: Introducing the EU Citizens Resident in the United Kingdom (Right To Stay) Bill
19 August 2016 | Immigration