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Jane Amphlett

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Jane is Head of our Employment team. She specialises in all areas of employment and discrimination law and partnership disputes, working closely with business leaders, including many HR directors, to provide commercial legal input into business critical issues, such as high value or those with a reputational impact. These include discrimination prevention and litigation, whistleblowing disputes, strategic and boardroom and partner appointments and terminations, redundancy and restructuring, restrictive covenants and business protection including team moves, complex grievance complaints, and industrial relations issues.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 1993; partner and Head of Employment Manches 2000-2004; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2004-2009; partner FSI (now Howard Kennedy) 2009 to date.


Employment Lawyers Association (on management committee and treasurer 2008-2013).


Three children, tennis, surfing, art.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Howard Kennedy LLP is β€˜a good commercial firm with a strong partnership offering’ and it adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to contentious and non-contentious partnership issues. β€˜Charming and effective’, Robert Craig, who is β€˜one of the most experienced partnership practitioners in practice’, acted for an accountancy practice in relation to certain amendments to the partnership documentation. Jane Amphlett specialises in the employment aspects of partnership law and has β€˜a strong following among professional services firms and LLPs’. Additionally, Tim Bignell is β€˜an extremely impressive litigator’ and Daniel Tunkel is instructed by a litany of investment fund partnerships. Paul Millett is also recommended. In 2016-2017, the department added Cain Hoy Guggenheim and Lillie Square LP to its client roster.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Howard Kennedy LLP’s practice handles high-value disputes and advisory matters, often involving cross-border elements. Practice head Jane Amphlett successfully assisted long-term client Foxtons with an application brought before the High Court regarding the enforcement of the restrictive covenant of a former senior employee. Amphlett has also been advising US-based IT company ePlus on various compliance matters regarding the client’s UK employees, including assisting with training, contracts and employee handbooks. Sam Murray-Hinde joined from Hewitsons, while Carolyn Brown is now at RSM Legal LLP.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The β€˜innovative’ team at Howard Kennedy LLP is β€˜the team you want to go to if you have a high-profile and very sensitive media case’. Its expertise spans the music, publishing, film and TV sectors, advising on contentious and non-contentious matters spanning corporate, financing, international broadcasting, online content, IP, regulatory compliance, financing, employment and defamation. It acts for a number of North American media outlets including Washington Post, CNN, Thomson Reuters and New York Times. It also acts for UK-based media outlets including Express Newspapers. Mills & Boon, The Old Vic and Ingenious are also clients. The team is jointly headed by Mark Stephens, who is β€˜second-to-none on strategy’ and is experienced in international comparative media law and regulation, and IP, publishing, entertainment and media specialist Robert Lands. They are ably assisted by Jane Amphlett, who handles employment matters, Tim Bignell, who handles disputes in the sector, senior associate Elizabeth Morley, who also handles dispute resolution and is β€˜quietly charming, but with a steely core’, and consultant David Hooper, who joined from RPC in 2016 and β€˜brings endless knowledge, expertise and wisdom’.

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