Senior Employment Solicitor
"Helping people understand and navigate employment law has always been very important to me. I do my very best to explain it in a no-nonsense, non-legalistic way to ensure my clients fully understand their rights and can work with me to achieve the outcome they want."
Monaco Solicitors: March 2018 – Present
Wildings Solicitors: Senior Employment Solicitor, January 2017 – January 2018
Schofield & Associates: Senior Employment Solicitor, February 2016 – November 2016
Qdos Legal Services Ltd: Senior Employment Solicitor and Team Leader, August 2012 – January 2016
Sydney Mitchell LLP: Employment Solicitor August 2007, June 2012
Blakemores Solicitors: Employment Solicitor November 2004, July 2007
About Dippalli Naik
I have specialised in employment law for over 14 years assisting employees and employers. I have worked in several private practice law firms, as well as in-house, and appreciate the need to provide clear and cost effective advice to achieve the best outcome possible. I particularly recognise the need to provide access to sound, no nonsense advice to employees who can often be overwhelmed by legalese and tricky employment procedures.
I pride myself on the ability to quickly create strong working relationships with my clients; doing so, builds trust and ensures effective communication between us from the start. At what is often a very scary and stressful time in their lives, I look to offer encouragement and support. Explaining the law and the options available in a user friendly manner is key, and something I always do, so that my clients can make the best informed decisions.
Settlements have always been a focus of mine in my years of practice and I have frequently settled cases before, during and after they have reached a Tribunal, all with high client satisfaction and positive feedback. Additionally, I have attended Mediations with my employee clients which has proven invaluable to them during a very tense and often hostile negotiation.
Any type of legal dispute is difficult but employment disputes can be particularly taxing because of the far reaching effects they can have on others as well as the client. My objective is always to support my clients through this period, to be their sounding board when needed and to reach a speedy solution which allows them to walk away with no regrets and a sense of achievement and closure.
Most recent cases include:
Acting for a senior employee and achieving settlement of a multi – claim case including whistleblowing against a facilities management company
Advising an employee in respect of potential discrimination claims and obtaining a reasonable settlement despite time limit issues
Assisting an employee to reach a sensible settlement following a protracted performance management process and breakdown of relationship with management
I have advised a varied range of individuals including senior executives, directors and HR professionals. I have also advised companies of all sizes in the past providing me with useful insight when negotiating with them on behalf of employees.
Notable cases/Key achievements
Mr M Harris v Academies Enterprise Trust and Others: UKEAT/0097/14/KN
Mr C Hammond v The Abbey School: Acted in a complex multi-discrimination and dismissal case for an employee, also involving significant costs implications, which was eventually successfully settled without any costs risk to the satisfaction of the claimant
What our clients say
Gill""Dippalli was a fantastic help to me""
"Dippalli Naik was a fantastic help to me at a very difficult time. Losing my job in this way after 27 years service was very distressing, but Dippalli helped me secure a settlement that certainly softened the blow! Every email and phone call was answered promptly and I cannot fault the service she provided. Thank you!"
Darren""Really helped me with my case""
"Monaco Solicitors really helped me with my case, after the initial assessment and review they advised the course of actions and detailed steps. Going up against a big corporate company alone would have been hard but Monaco really helped me through the process to obtain what was the right outcome."
Francois P""Had a pleasant experience with Monaco solicitors.""
"Had a pleasant experience with Monaco solicitors. Dippalli was always available and provided a fast and efficient solution to my matters."
Tom""Dippalli delivered excellent advice""
"Dippalli delivered excellent advice on my query, showing not only legal expertise but also commercial awareness and negotiation experience. I would highly recommend her and the firm. "
Anonymous""Received great support from Dippalli with my case.""
"Received great support from Dippalli with my case. She was very knowledgeable, professional and always willing to clarify any doubt I had. She was very responsive over e-mails and phone calls throughout whole process. I would highly recommend Dippalli and thank her once more for her excellent support."
Linsey""Dippalli clearly guided me through the process""
"Massively grateful to Dippalli - a true professional. Dippalli clearly guided me through the process, cutting through the jargon and providing me with first class advice. Thank you! I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone."
Fathiya""Dippalli was responsive to calls and emails making the whole process easier""
"I would like to thank Dippalli for all her support over what was An extremely difficult time for me. She was very professional and supportive. Dippalli was very knowledgeable and gave me the confidence and tools I need to get a better outcome for my case. She was responsive to calls and emails making the whole process easier. I would highly recommend Dippalli and again thank her for her help and support."
Anonymous"“Dippalli gave time upfront for initial discussion and valuable advice”"
"Dippalli was excellent. Gave time upfront for initial discussion and valuable advice, and then stayed in touch regularly to help advise on the negotiation process. Really helped me get the agreement I wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and Monaco Solicitors. Monaco's website is a treasure trove of helpful information standing head and shoulders above others, well worth checking out."
Laura L""Nothing was too much for Dippalli""
"I highly recommend Monaco Solicitors. Dippalli was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Nothing was too much for her, she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and takes time to answer any questions and explain things clearly. In fact I’ve never experienced such a quick and efficient service from a Solicitors! My emails and calls were always responded to in a very timely manner. I was also very impressed by the initial consultation and amount of advice I was provided for free. In fact it was very clear throughout that making money from me was not important and at that Dippalli’s primary focus was to help me to get the best out of my situation and be fully aware of all legal implications. Dippalli thanks again for all of your help and I shall certainly bear you in mind for the future and recommend you to others."
Hanna P""Resulted in me getting a better settlement offer""
"Dippalli provided an excellent service, she explained everything very clearly to me regarding the settlement and all the legality behind it all. Dippalli communicated directly with my workplace throughout the entire process so I didn't have to go through any uncomfortable situations with them and handled my situation very professionally and argued my case to the point which resulted in me getting a better settlement offer. Thank you very much Dippalli!"