"Dan Pollard is a stand-out partner. He is able to combine very deep technical skills with excellent commercial understanding, good judgement in forming and executing a negotiation strategy and innate people-skills. He is a pleasure to work with and able to smooth things over or ruffle feathers as required." (Legal 500, 2024)

Daniel is experienced in advising on a broad range of employment law issues including corporate transactions, TUPE, executive service agreements, restrictive covenants, corporate governance, board room disputes, high-value employment tribunal claims and international HR projects.

Over his career, he has advised some of the world’s best-known companies on a range of complex, sensitive and high-profile matters. Daniel leads the firm's transactional practice and provides support to a number of US law firms on transactional matters. He predominantly advises employers and, whilst he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has particular experience advising technology and financial services clients.

Daniel has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 (2024) clients say, "Dan Pollard is the stand-out partner. He is able to combine very deep technical skills with excellent commercial understanding, good judgement in forming and executing a negotiation strategy and innate people-skills. He is a pleasure to work with and able to smooth things over or ruffle feathers as required. Bottom line is that he is highly effective and efficient and definitely someone you would rather have on your side!". 

Daniel is "a creative and strategic legal advisor" (General Counsel, Business School) and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, was elected to the Management Committee in May 2016 and to the role as Treasurer in 2018. He currently serves as ELA’s Secretary and as its General Counsel.  

Daniel trained at ‘Magic Circle’ firm Clifford Chance and joined GQ|Littler from Macfarlanes in 2015. He has over 10 years’ experience; including 5 years in the London office of Gibson Dunn. 

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