Practice and Industry Groups

Justin T. Tarka

Of Counsel London

Justin is an experienced employment and data privacy lawyer. He advises clients across a range of sectors on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, including redundancy procedures and restructuring issues, the employment law aspects of commercial and corporate transactions and the drafting and enforceability of restrictive covenants. He also has experience acting for clients in the Employment Tribunal and High Court, managing all procedural and substantive steps from commencement to conclusion.

Justin is a member of the firm’s International and Data Privacy practice groups, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He regularly advises employers on the employment issues connected with the establishment of UK subsidiaries, employment issues which arise in the context of employees working abroad and data privacy and data protection in the workplace.


  • Acting for a company in relation to a multimillion pound claim brought by a union in the UK.
  • Advising on GDPR compliance and the implementation of data privacy policies and procedures.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment protections in purchase agreements; and advising on the information and consultation process (including collective consultation) and harmonisation of terms and conditions.
  • Successfully defending whistleblowing claims.
  • Advising on and negotiating employment documentation and compensation packages for senior executives.
  • Advising on redundancy processes in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Acting for a company in High Court litigation concerning post-termination restrictions.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Black Solicitors Network
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Employee Assignments from the US to the UK: Key UK Employment and Immigration Law Considerations'' - April 18, 2017


Published Works


Our Insights

PODCAST: Data Breach in Brief: Knowing the Risks and Protecting Your Company

December 11, 2018

World Cup Fever in the Workplace: Leveraging the Event to Boost Employee Morale

June 21, 2018

UK Supreme Court Confirms Worker Rights for “Contractor” Plumber

June 14, 2018

“We’re Updating Our Privacy Policies”—Consent Under the GDPR

June 04, 2018

A New Regime: Changes to the Tax and National Insurance Contributions Treatment of Termination Payments in the UK to Take Effect on April 6, 2018

March 29, 2018

UK Court of Appeal Provides Important Ruling on Employment Status

February 16, 2017

UK Employment Tribunal Decides That Uber Drivers Are Not Self-Employed Contractors

October 31, 2016

Exploring the Employment Law Implications of a ‘Brexit’

April 28, 2016

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part III: Employment Background Checks and Monitoring

July 21, 2014

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part II: Data Security and Restrictions on Data Transfers for U.S. Employers

July 14, 2014

Data Privacy Law in the UK, Part I: An Introduction for U.S. Employers

July 09, 2014

Recent Changes to the U.K. Employment Tribunal System Bring New Penalties and Early Conciliation

June 10, 2014

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part III: Withholding Obligations and Immigration

March 24, 2014

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part II: Discrimination, Data Privacy, and Termination Rights

March 20, 2014

U.K. Law for the U.S. Employer, Part I: Basic Principles, Contracts, and Minimum Benefits and Rights

March 19, 2014