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Browne Jacobson LLP

MOWBRAY HOUSE, CASTLE MEADOW ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 976 6000
Fax:
Fax 0115 947 5246
DX:
718130 NOTTINGHAM-27
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Peter Jones

Tel:
Work 0115 976 6180
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Peter is a partner and heads the firm's national employment practice. He has over 26 years’ experience in all aspects of employment law including contentious and non-contentious issues. He advises on a wide range of employment related subjects and conducts his own advocacy at employment tribunals in relation to employment related disputes. He acts for many high profile organisations in both the public and private sector. 

He is also the joint head of the firm's sports group, and of the fire services team which has a national reputation. He also leads the insurance employment claims handling team and HR team. 

Peter assists with risk assessment associated with employment related situations and the management of such risk, including: 

  • advising on procedures leading to termination of employment including disciplinary matters and settlement agreements
  •  advising on grievances and their consequences 
  • dealing with claims relating to redundancy, discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal and other contentious employment matters
  •  dealing with circumstances (including disputes and industrial action) involving trade unions and other employee representatives 
  • providing training to clients in relation to employment related topics
  •  regularly advising on all non-contentious employment issues such as TUPE and the drafting and implementation of contracts and other related documentation.

Career

Qualified 1990; partner Browne Jacobson LLP 2005. Regular contributor to employment seminars, workshops and other training sessions. He is the chair of the firm’s sports group, and jointly heads up the firm’s fire service team.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Sport and history.


East Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Browne Jacobson LLP’s team combines ‘excellent service’ with advice that is ‘commercially focused and calibrated to be challenging where it should be and supportive when required’. The education, retail, health and insurance sectors are all key areas of expertise for the group, which handles claims in relation to discrimination, redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissal as well as issues regarding employee representative bodies. TUPE and whistleblowing claims, especially in the health and public sectors, are other core areas. Key figures include practice head Peter Jones, newly promoted partner Sarah Hooton, and associate Helen Taylor, who is noted for her ‘pragmatic’ advice. Recent highlights include advising Hiscox on an outsourced claims handling service relating to employment practices liability insurance claims covered by Hiscox on behalf of its policy holders. Other clients include Bureau Veritas, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oclaro.

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East Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Browne Jacobson LLP assists clients with a broad range of corporate, commercial, employment, real estate and insurance work. Key figures in Nottingham include joint practice heads Nigel Blackwell and Peter Jones as well as commercial property practitioner Sarah Parkinson. In a major highlight, Parkinson recently led on the multimillion-pound sale of Donington Race Track by Wheatcroft Properties to Motorsport Vision, successfully obtaining the necessary competition clearance and putting in place various leases, options and underletting grants while also ensuring the transfer of various trade marks, corporate assets and commercial and event contracts. Leicester Tigers Rugby Club is also on the client roster.

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