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Justin T. Tarka

Associate London

Justin Tarka is an associate in the London office of Ogletree Deakins. He advises clients across a range of sectors on a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. These include contracts of employment and employment policies, restrictive covenants, TUPE, dismissals, discrimination and whistleblowing. 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 and advises employers on the employment issues connected with the establishment of UK subsidiaries, international employment arrangements and data privacy and protection issues.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Justin worked in a niche employment practice based in the City. His previous experience also includes an extended internship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR).

Outside of work, Justin is a keen sports enthusiast and participates in a wide range of sports.


Examples of Justin’s recent experience include:

  • Acting for a company in High Court litigation concerning post-termination restrictions.
  • Advising on the implementation of data privacy policies, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
  • Advising on background checks, employee monitoring, and multi-jurisdictional employee data transfers.
  • Successfully defending whistleblowing claims.
  • Advising on and negotiating employment documentation and compensation packages for senior executives.
  • Advising on redundancy processes in multiple jurisdictions.

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


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