Ben is head of service delivery for the employment, pensions and immigration team at Weightmans. Formerly a partner with Ford & Warren solicitors, Ben deals with all areas of employment law for a wide variety of clients in both public and private sectors.

Ben is an advocate, regularly appearing in multi-day Employment Tribunal Hearings, and also conducts the advocacy in appeal cases at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

He has specialist knowledge from 20 years' experience in the transport sector, including road haulage, rail and bus passenger transport. He is particularly involved in the management of industrial dispute with clients across the transport sector. Ben also leads client management development seminars in the field of Employee relations with the emphasis placed upon 'the right to manage'.

Published articles

Insights Shared parental leave: Important judgment from the Court of Appeal

It is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than an enhanced rate of pay available to a woman on maternity leave.

Insights Dismissal of nurse after “Monty Python skit” was fair

The dismissal of a nurse who failed to comply with an instruction to stop engaging in unwanted discussions about religion with patients has been…

Insights Positive action: First Employment Tribunal case highlights stumbling blocks

An Employment Tribunal has unanimously found that a police force’s recruitment process directly discriminated against a white, heterosexual, male.

Insights Redundancy pay (and other statutory limits) to rise again

It has been confirmed that statutory redundancy pay will rise from April 2019.

Insights Legal advice not always confidential says EAT

There are exceptions to the rule that legal advice given to a client cannot be referred to in an employment tribunal

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"Ben is fantastic. He is incredibly responsive and has very detailed knowledge and understanding of us as an organisation." Chambers & Partners 2019

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"Ben is fantastic. He is incredibly responsive and has very detailed knowledge and understanding of us as an organisation."

Chambers & Partners 2019

"Weightmans' Ben Daniel advises both public and private sector groups on a full range of matters. One client comments: "His advice always takes into account our organisation's specific circumstances and he always puts forward options that consider a number of different issues.""

Chambers and Partners 2017
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