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Jennifer Ainscough

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Practice Group Leader of Organisation and Member Services in the employment department- responsible for lead on all employment matters for Organisation and Member Services in the Manchester office. Mixed case load of employment tribunal discrimination/ whistleblowing cases, judicial review matters and civil litigation work involving: statutory debt recovery, human rights, data protection, unlawful arrest in order to enforce employment rights on behalf of individuals. Cases include: Chief Constable of Lincolnshire v Caston-Court of Appeal; R on the application of Doubtfire and Williams v PMAB, Administrative Court; R on the application of Gannon v Chief Constable of Merseyside, administrative Court; R on the application of Pollard v PMAB, Administrative Court; Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v B and C EAT.


Trained Russell Jones & Walker, qualified 2001. Assistant solicitor 2001-2011. Made principal lawyer in 2011. Made Practice Group Leader in 2015.




Christ The King RC High School, Southport (including sixth form college); Liverpool John Moores University and Chester College of Law (10 GCSE’s 1993; 3 A-levels 1995; Law degree 2:1 1998; LPC- commendation 1999.)


Travel, sport, eating out.

North West: Human resources

Employment: employee/union firms

Within: Employment: employee/union firms

The team at Slater and Gordon  ‘always keeps clients up to date at each stage of a claim’. Jennifer Ainscough  is the practice group head with particular expertise in discrimination litigation. Solicitors Nazia Khan and Jackie Morris  are also recommended. Morris led the advice to the client in a claim for constructive dismissal and in a disability claim against Manchester City Council. The department routinely represents members of trade unions and staff associations in complex allegations such as race discrimination and collective labour issues. Sarah Evans is now at JMW Solicitors LLP  and Jim Lister is at BLM

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