Ex-partner v GTM: enter the counsel

The dispute between Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) and former partner Andrew Croxford has moved up a gear, with both sides instructing counsel.

Thomas Linden QC
Thomas Linden QC

GTM, which has retained Herbert Smith employment partner Andrew ­Taggart, has brought in Tom Linden QC of Matrix Chambers, while Croxford’s solicitor Susanne Foster, a senior associate at City employment boutique CM Murray, has engaged Akhlaq Choudhury of 11KBW.

Linden was also retained by Allen & Overy on the case against former Moscow ­associate Deidre Dare, who was sacked after publishing an online erotic novel.

Croxford, whose alleged grounds for complaint are known to include unfair ­dismissal, disability discrimination, Wages Act and public interest disclosure, left GTM at the end of last year. An equity capital ­markets specialist, he had joined the firm in 2009 after spending two years at White & Case. Prior to that he was a partner in McDermott Will & Emery’s City office.

The claim was filed on 16 February and is scheduled to take place at the London Central Employment ­Tribunal in September.

GTM and CM Murray declined to comment. ­Croxford could not be reached for comment.