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Slater and Gordon

Jennifer Ainscough

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Slater and Gordon

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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

Slater and Gordon handles the full range of employment issues in relation to unions, with principal lawyer Sadiq Vohra stepping up to lead the practice group in early 2018. Vohra focuses on private client matters, working in tandem with Jennifer Ainscough, who handles the membership side of the practice. The team is experienced in negotiating employment contracts, and advising on restrictive covenants, severance agreements and employment disputes, particularly concerning breach of contract, equality claims, whistleblowing and redundanies. Non-contentious instructions such as negotiated exits also feature.

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  • FSA enforcement and lessons from Galleon

    Hot on the heels of securing convictions and a custodial sentence for insider dealing in R v McQuoid [2009], further signs of the Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s renewed vigour for combating market abuse continue to emerge.
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  • CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (“ CMB ”) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the CommuniquĂ© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (“ CommuniquĂ© ”), on October 3, 2019. The CommuniquĂ© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a  sole representative visa  is not “a  majority shareholder in the overseas business”.