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Ben Dos Santos

Solicitor

7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 6729
Email: ben.dossantos@rlb-law.com
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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.

Experience

Healthcare:

  • 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

Property:

  • 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

Membership

Employment Lawyers Association
Junior Lawyers Division
London Young Lawyers Group