Stephen ten Hove

Stephen ten Hove

Partner

DMH Stallard (London)

6 New Street Square

New Fetter Lane

London

EC4A 3BF

Stephen is a Partner in the London employment team. Stephen’s work for his clients covers all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious; the law relating to partnerships and shareholders, and the recovery of the proceeds of fraud. He acts primarily, but not exclusively, for employers and companies.  

Although he usually hopes to keep his clients out of court, his contentious work includes regular Senior Court litigation to enforce post termination restrictions and obligations of confidentiality, or to defend their alleged breach; bringing and defending claims for bonus and commission; bringing and defending claims of Unfair Prejudice under the Companies Act 2006 and recovering the proceeds of frauds against companies and partnerships. He regularly appears in the Employment Tribunals in claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination and worker status. Stephen was an advocate in the first reported case to consider the 2006 TUPE Regulations, and another of his cases was the subject of a leader article in the Times. 

His non-contentious work includes drafting contracts of employment and incentive schemes for senior employees. He has a particular expertise in post termination restrictions, their effectiveness and enforcement, and both advises his clients about their existing PTRs and drafts and implements new ones. He advises on shareholders’ agreements, on the structure of proposed TUPE transfers and drafts the relevant contractual terms. 

He has many years’ experience dealing with issues of worker status and of the law which applies to recruitment businesses and agencies. He was consulted by (the then) Department of Trade and Industry when it drafted the current Conduct of Employment Agencies etc Regulations 2003. Stephen regularly advises his recruitment clients on the aspects of employment law that apply, uniquely, to them and regularly drafts terms and conditions for the supply of permanent and temporary agency candidates. He also advises professional services clients such as architects and designers on the term of their consultancy agreements with their clients in the construction sector. 

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1990.

Stephen has successfully helped companies and other organisations I am involved with find solutions to complex problems and issues. His advice is invariably clear. He is calm, easy to work with and never loses sight of the overall goal.

Employment Client

Stephen always makes the complex straightforward.

Employment Client

Associated blogs

Issues with an employee? Consider the Employment Rights Act 1996 Section 111A

Blog
03/08/2022
Stephen ten Hove explains how this underused Section could help you with an underperforming employee
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Rainford v Dorset Aquatics Limited: Taxed as an Employee but not an Employee

Blog
31/01/2022
Is it possible to be an employee for the purposes of taxation whilst not being so for purposes of employment law? Stephen ten Hove looks at the case of Rainford v Dorset Aquatics Limited
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To whom does TUPE apply?

Blog
26/10/2021
An individual’s employment status and the effect that has on their rights and on the rights and obligations of the person who uses their services, is an issue that's likely to remain.
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The Supreme Court & Vicarious Liability: The Importance of Worker Status

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03/03/2021
HR Professionals have primarily been concerned with Covid-19 and its impact on their businesses, but there have been other significant developments in employment law relating to vicarious liability.
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