Jenny is a Partner in the Employment team.

Experienced in providing advice to employers on all aspects of employment law, including terms and conditions of employment, arrangements for staff with a disability or mental health issue, the handling of grievances and disciplinary matters, compromise agreements and exit arrangements with departing employees, the defence of employment tribunal claims and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jenny has particular experience in strategic HR and employment law advice, exiting senior or key employees, the management of large scale redundancy programmes, corporate restructures impacting staff, business mergers and acquisitions caught by TUPE and outsourcing arrangements.  She is also responsible for designing and delivering in-house training packages to employers who want to keep managers and staff up to date with employment law changes or who need guidance on best practice.

Jenny's clients range from SMEs to large corporates and are based throughout the UK, with many also having overseas operations which impact and influence the employer-employee relationship.

Recent examples of how Jenny has supported clients include:

  • managing a redundancy and restructuring programme affecting over 150 employees without exposing the employer to any claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination;
  • successfully defending a company and their CEO against sex discrimination claims and securing a contribution of £100,000 towards their costs from the employee accuser;
  • supporting a company in exit negotiations with their CEO which resulted in the office holder agreeing to resign, with immediate effect and no compensation, despite the company having no grounds to terminate their service agreement; and
  • securing the dismissal of an employment tribunal claim on behalf of an employer accused of race discrimination and automatic unfair dismissal.