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Benjimin Burgher has significant experience of business dispute resolution relating to entitlements, rights, obligations and duties of company directors, partners, LLP members and senior employees. His practice covers cross border issues, jurisdiction clauses, assessing appropriate forums (in particular Abu Dhabi, ADGM, Dubai and DIFC) and the interpretation and enforcement of arbitration agreements.
Benjimin is regularly instructed to advise and advocate on the interpretation of contractual documentation, and provides strategic representation in claims involving high value claims of whistleblowing, unlawful discrimination and unlawful victimisation.
Benjimin also specialises in resolving disputes concerning individuals and business relationships, including separation strategies, managing the breakdown of relationships between key individuals and any consequent litigation. He is standing counsel to a number of large companies and other organisations on commercial matters relating to managing the relationships between key individuals.
His commercial experience includes advising on all aspects of director’s duties, restrictive covenants, reputation management and protection of company confidential information and intellectual property. He is experienced in dealing with claims involving inducement of breach of contract, partnership / member disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and claims between companies arising from contract and interpretation of contract terms.
In addition to first instance cases, he has experience of conducting cases in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, Appeal Tribunal, Dubai International Financial Centre Court and arbitration at the International Dispute Resolution Centre.
Benjimin also acts as a consultant to the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, UAE and has made strategic recommendations for development in addition to communicating at Ministerial level and the United Nations on the developments being made to judicial system.
Benjimin is an accredited mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fee Paid Employment Judge.
Employment & Discrimination
Benjimin is standing counsel to a number of large companies and other organisations on commercial and employment matters. He is now regularly instructed to deal with high value and/or extremely sensitive discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
Benjimin has significant experience with Employment cases and was appointed a fee paid Employment Judge in 2005.
Martin v Devonshires (EAT)
Hawkins v Atex (EAT)
Marital discrimination; appropriate comparator.
Ghumra v Home Office (EAT)
Strike out, discrimination, whistleblowing.
Muchesa v Central and Cecil Housing Care Support (EAT)
Sange v British Airways
Race discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, victimisation, unfair dismissal. Costs. 5 Separate claims presented by Claimant over a 3 year period.
Appointments & Memberships
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
- Dubai International Financial Centre Courts Registered
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Employment Lawyer Bar Association
- Fee Paid Employment Judge
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Spanish (basic)
- French (basic)
Benjimin Burgher is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Professional Negligence
“A knowledgeable and commercial advocate.” Employment, Legal 500 2017
“He combines deep understanding of employment law with a commercial approach.” Employment, Legal 500 2016
“He’s a very measured, clinical and forensic barrister who clients love because he’s able to break complex questions down to simple base factors.” “He’s excellent, very thorough and always gives a good service.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2015
“Particularly good at understanding the needs and requirements of instructing solicitors.” Employment, Legal 500 2015
“He understands our business and provides solid commercial advice.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2014
“Excellent commercial acumen.” Employment, Legal 500 2014
“Highly commercial and pragmatic” Benjimin Burgher, is a lawyer who provides “excellent client care.” Chambers & Partners 2013
“Very commercially focused.” Employment, Legal 500 2013
Clients also appreciate the “very personable approach” of Benjimin Burgher, who “tackles any challenge with a smile.” Legal 500 2012
“Knows employment law inside out” and is “a great person for working out solutions to knotty problems.” Chambers & Partners 2012
“He has an excellent client manner and extremely good interpersonal skills.” Chambers & Partners 2011