David’s service is excellent, immediate and always commercial with a view of our business not just our legal needs.

David Blomfield
Managing Partner

With a successful 25-year career span to date, David qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and has practised as an employment lawyer ever since. David specialises in creating practical solutions for clients in all areas of employment law.

In 2012, after spending 12 years in leading regional firm Boyes Turner, David set up Draper Lang LLP with the aim of building a truly bespoke, flexible and innovative employment law firm for employer clients. David has extensive experience and particular expertise advising on TUPE, reorganisations, restrictive covenants and executive terminations.

David was first recognised in the legal directories in 2005 and has been described as a “sharp operator” and applauded for his “business-minded” approach to employment law. A Legal 500 description was “David Blomfield at specialist employment firm Draper Lang LLP combines experience and gravitas to provide first-class advice”.

In the Chambers Directory he was described as skilled in all aspects of employment law, particularly high-level terminations, restrictive covenants and TUPE matters. Peers report that he is “very sensible and easy to work with and against – he fights his client’s corner but gets the deal done“.

What our clients say

David’s advice is pragmatic, commercially focused and constructive and we value the fact that he raises alternative solutions. The service we receive is excellent, and he is always able to give us the time that we require.

What is great about David is his reassuring legal knowledge combined with his collaborative nature. One instantly feels one has a friend who will fight your corner, who just happens to be a legal expert as well.

David Blomfield is an outstanding lawyer, who has supported myself and my last two employers for over 16 years. David works like a pure extension to our team, it’s refreshing and invaluable. He immersed himself in the complex structure of our business and also the language of our industry which has made his advice exacting. David is a true professional in his field as well as being sharp and astute when it really matters, fast paced but never at the expense of quality. He embraces every issue with refreshed enthusiasm.

David’s advice is technically excellent and also pragmatic. He has recently saved us considerable sums financially, in terms of the application of the service provision change rules under TUPE.