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Pooja is a specialist employment and partnership lawyer, advising senior executives, LLP members and employers on contentious and non-contentious matters, with particular experience of acting for clients within the professional services and financial services sectors.

Pooja has extensive experience in advising companies, LLPs, senior executives and LLP members on investigations into allegations of whistleblowing, bullying, harassment and other types of discrimination; navigating associated grievance and disciplinary procedures; and exits arising from such investigations, focusing always on minimising clients’ legal, financial, regulatory, wellbeing and reputational risks.

Pooja advises senior executives and LLP members across a range of sectors (particularly, professional services and financial services) on misconduct allegations, often involving working collaboratively with regulatory, criminal and PR specialists. Pooja always strives to deliver her advice compassionately and empathetically to clients facing disciplinary and/or regulatory action, offering an enhanced level of support to clients who find themselves, in such circumstances, at their most vulnerable.

Pooja regularly advises senior executives and LLP members upon entry to organisations and firms, often involving negotiating complex/high value remuneration arrangements and equity awards; advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants; and building in other key protections to aid clients as they progress through the ranks of their organisation and in the event of their potential exit.

Pooja also advises UK-based and multinational employers on a host of routine matters, including drafting and updating employment contracts, incentive schemes and policies; advising on complex redundancy processes, performance management and long-term ill health issues; and providing practical solutions to mitigate against the risk of claims arising from such issues.

Pooja has an in-depth understanding of the nuances and technicalities of LLP and partnership law, with particular experience in acting for law firms in respect of contentious and non-contentious partnership matters. Many of the contentious partnership matters in which Pooja is involved require a comprehensive analysis of clients’ LLP or partnership agreements (from both LLP and LLP member perspectives); and providing technical and strategic advice, whilst seeking to minimise legal and reputational risks for clients through effective settlement strategies.

Pooja routinely advises employer and individual clients in respect of matters which proceed to litigation in the Employment Tribunal; in particular, in respect of claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Pooja regularly speaks on panels and delivers training on topical employment and partnership law issues, with an active focus on promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Pooja has previously chaired/spoken on panels for the Employment Lawyers Association (in her capacity as a member of the ELA Training Committee), the Association of Partnership Practitioners, People in Law and the International Forum of Senior Executives Advisers.

Awards and accolades

Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022 as a “Key Lawyer” for Partnership expertise: “Pooja Dasgupta is a young lawyer who is also impressive in her output and attention to detail and who no doubt has a bright future in the business.”

Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2024 as a “Key Lawyer” for Partnership expertise: “Pooja Dasgupta understand[s] the pressures law firm management teams are under and how to provide options to us. Truly excellent advice on a very difficult subject matter.”

Memberships and affiliations

Employment Lawyers Association (including as a member of the ELA Training Committee)

Association of Partnership Practitioners

Freeman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company


Pooja has had articles and features published in a variety of publications, including Forbes, People Management, Personnel Today, Practical Law, Law360 and The Global Legal Post.

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