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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 CALLAGHAN SQUARE, CARDIFF, CF10 5BT, WALES
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 498 7333
DX:
33016 CARDIFF
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Huw Rolant Jones

Tel:
Work +44 292 047 7483
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Huw is a Partner in Eversheds' Human Resources Team and advises both private and public sector clients in relation to a wide range of employment law issues.

Huw's clients include Welsh Assembly Government, Sionel Pedwar Cymru (S4C), Westland Helicopters, Principality Building Society, Shaw Healthcare Homes, numerous local authorities and other public sector organisations.

Huw's expertise and experience in the employment field includes, in particular:

  • Advising on mass equal pay litigation and strategy for implementing new pay and grading structures; 
  • Advising on employment issues including TUPE and related matters on project work including shared services initiatives. 
  • Advising on changing terms and conditions of employment including implementing new pay and grading. 
  • Strategic management of industrial disputes, including resolution of industrial action. 
  • Providing strategic advice on undertaking large scale, high profile investigations. 
  • Reviewing terms and conditions of employment, including Human Resources policies and procedures. 
  • Defending Employment Tribunal claims, including multiple action claims. 
  • Advising on a range of individual employment matters, including disciplinary and grievance investigations and long term sickness absence. 
  • Advising on the exercise of statutory functions. 
  • Advising in relation to a succession of disciplinary cases and grievances. 
  • Advising on a range of poor performance and/or long term absence cases. 
  • Advising on employment and the wider implications of restructuring. 
  • Providing training and briefing notes and reviewing policies. 
  • Advising on all aspects of TUPE and related employment protection provisions including inter-relationship with managing change.

Huw is a regular speaker at external conferences including on areas such as Equal Pay, employment issues of Shared Services and Disability Discrimination.

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Position

Partner


Wales

Public sector

Within: Public sector

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's multi-disciplinary team handles a range of work for Welsh and English public sector clients, including on transformational projects, outsourcing, governance and regeneration developments. Corporate partner and also head of the third sector services team, Paul Pugh advised the Forestry Commission on the investment in leisure group, Forest Holidays, by Phoenix Equity Partners. Huw Rolant Jones is the employment lead on many significant public sector mandates and recently advised the BBC on gender pay regulations obligations and on an equal pay review and audit following the recent disclosure of pay information by the broadcaster. Headed by the 'experienced, intelligent and pragmatic' Peter Jones, the Cardiff office also houses the firm's market-leading public inquiries team. Recognised as 'one of the top law firms in the area', the team 'knows the public inquiry arena inside out' having acted on many of the highest-profile matters in the market including its current representation of Cadent Gas in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. 'Impressive' senior associate Angharad Shurmer is also noted for her public inquiries expertise and is involved in the Grenfell Tower matter alongside Jones. Bridgette Wilcox has significant experience advising on major procurement matters including her ongoing work for Transport for Greater Manchester on the restructuring of the operation and maintenance contractual structure for the Metrolink light rail system and the procurement of a new operator-maintainer. Other clients include the Welsh Language Commissioner, Serious Fraud Office and NEST.

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Wales: Human resources

Employment: Cardiff

Within: Employment: Cardiff

The ‘responsive and pragmatic’ 20-strong team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides 'tactically astute’ and ‘very commercial advice’ across both contentious and non-contentious matters to public and private sector clients including Welsh Water, Wolverine Worldwide, Neilsen Group and British Broadcasting Corporation. The sheer size of the team enables practitioners within it to have significant pockets of expertise. For example, Thomas Player excels at handling industrial relations work and recently represented SPX Flow on its negotiation of a European Works Council in accordance with the EU directive and the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations. Many of Tom Bray’s clients are major global entities including Heathrow Airport, which he continues to represent on all its employment tribunals and industrial relations needs. ‘Outstanding’ team head Anthony Rees provides ‘responsive and solution-focused advice’ across a range of contentious and non-contentious work for both private and public sector clients; he recently successfully defended global motor manufacturing company Toyoda Gosei against claims of victimisation, race discrimination and breach of contract. Other recommended practitioners include Huw Rolant Jones, who leads on all the public sector mandates handled by the group; ‘impressive’ senior associate Richard Woodhead , who provides ‘sensitive and sensible advice’ on complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims; and legal director Helen Mortlock , who handles employment work for the firm’s higher education clients.

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