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Ed Bowyer


Ed Bowyer

Employment partner Ed Bowyer is 'very commercial', advising multinational corporations on issues arising from all aspects of the employment relationship. Ed is 'recommended for his client skills' and his 'open and friendly style'. Clients appreciate that he takes the time to get 'under the skin' of their businesses and find out what makes them tick. In doing so, he is able to approach problems holistically, appreciating the commercial and legal issues. He also manages the employment aspects of complex international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and large scale outsourcing agreements.

Ed also 'enjoys a healthy reputation as a determined and effective litigator'. He has particular experience in and knowledge of high value Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation; handling complex claims such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing. His clients include multinational corporations from all business sectors, and high-profile senior executives. Ed has concentrated on the financial services, consumer, life sciences, insurance, infrastructure and transportation, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. He regularly speaks at employment law seminars and runs client training workshops. He offers 'practical, legally sound advice', cutting through the complexity to explain the crux of an issue, and how to overcome it.


Ed Bowyer is 'a very skilled and experienced employment lawyer.'

Chambers UK 2015

Representative experience

Advising a leading technology company in respect of its successful defence of high value and sensitive allegations of whistleblowing and sexual harassment.

Advising a multinational management consultant on its successful defence and settlement of race discrimination/unfair treatment on bonus allegations.

Advising Prudential in respect of its outsourcing agreement with Capita under which c.2,500 employees transferred to Capita in the UK and India.

Advising a senior executive in relation to their departure from a Premier League football club.

Education and admissions


  • B.A., University of Durham
  • CPE, The College of Law, Guildford
  • LPC, The College of Law, Guildford


  • Member of ELA

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