Biography

Jo is a nationally recognised employment law specialist. She also regularly provides training to clients on HR and employment law issues. She is described by the independent legal directories as “bright, decisive, proactive and switched on”, providing clients with “astute advice, straightforward thinking and client focus”.

Biography

Expertise and Past Cases

Jo has significant experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, discrimination matters and the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.

Examples of notable recent work that she has carried out are:

  • Hands on involvement in a high profile site closure, including collective redundancy consultation affecting several hundred employees;
  • Successfully stopping a union challenge to a major reorganisation of a household name client;
  • Helping various large law firms to deal with the most sensitive of HR issues and Employment Tribunal claims, defending their positions robustly but without damage to their reputation or significant financial impact;
  • Successfully handling a multi-million pound whistleblowing claim on behalf of an employer over several years, ultimately achieving settlement at a nominal level;
  • Supporting various employers exiting directors from their businesses, and directors facing removal from their roles, often where six or seven figure packages are involved. This has included advice on strategy, negotiating exit terms, review of related share arrangements and communication to the business about departures.

History

She is a graduate of Cambridge University and was a partner at Addleshaw Goddard before she joined Myerson in 2007 to head up the firm’s team of employment specialists.

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Specialist Areas

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