David Merlin-Jones

Senior Associate

David has a range of experience in contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including advising on the employment aspects of business and share acquisitions and disposals.
 He also advises on contracts of employment, including for senior executives and board level hires, consultancy agreements, employment policies, engagement and dismissals and redundancies (including TUPE considerations). David has particular experience in managing employee disputes, regularly acting for employers in relation to Employment Tribunal claims.



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016


BA, Law, University of Law, 2014

Accelerated Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2014

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, 2013

BA, Modern History, Oxford University, 2010

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.