Katy Meves and Nick Jupp: What can all employers learn from Manchester United dismissing Louis Van Gaal?

Following his dismissal by Manchester United Football Club it has been reported that Louis Van Gaal is likely to receive compensation between £4.5 and £5 million. Any senior, well paid executive is likely to have a significant claim for compensation if they are dismissed in breach of contract. With stakes high, employers need to make sure they are properly prepared for a parting of the ways by drafting adequate protections in their employment contracts.