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DAC is breathing a collective sigh of relief after narrowly avoiding being dragged through the courts by one of its former lawyers.
Former joint head of DAC's EL/PL (employer liability/public liability) department Noel Tarleton attempted to take his former firm to a tribunal for constructive dismissal after leaving the practice earlier this year.
Both parties reached a settlement on 12 June, Tarleton being represented by Joël Donovan at Cloisters, while DAC was counselled by five-lawyer firm Doyle Clayton.
Tarleton began jointly heading up the EP/PL department with Allison Dias after Tania Sless and her team left to join Beachcroft Wansbroughs a year ago.
Malcolm Hencke, former head of common law at DAC, now at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, was also recently considering taking legal action against the firm for alleged breach of contract (The Lawyer, 1 May). But it is unclear whether he is going pursue the action.