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QUARTERMILE ONE, 15 LAURISTON PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9EP, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0330 222 0050
Fax:
Fax 0330 222 0052
DX:
ED137 EDINBURGH
Web:
www.dentons.com

Amanda Jones

Tel:
Work 0330 222 1810
Email:
Dentons

Work Department

Employment, Pensions and Immigration

Position

Partner with more than 20 years’ experience of specialising in Employment Law, with particular expertise in contentious matters and advising on discrimination and industrial relations issues; accredited specialist in employment law and discrimination law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Career

Trained Mackay Simon; qualified 1997; partner Mackay Simon 2000; partner Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2001.

Member

Scottish Discrimination Law Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Law Society of Scotland; Law Society Discrimination Law Reform Committee.

Education

Cathkin High School, Glasgow; University of Edinburgh (1989 MA (Hons) Politics; 1994 LLB; 1995 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Films; football; literature. Non-executive director of Hibernian Football Club Ltd and Hibernian Community Foundation Limited; Lothian Racing Syndicate Limited and was previously chair of Scottish Women’s Aid Ltd.


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Amanda Jones - Dentons

Within: Employment

The industry-respected Amanda Jones heads Dentons’ practice, which advises major corporates across a variety of sectors on the range of employment matters. Highlights for the group included representing West Lothian Council in relation to multiple Employment Tribunal claims alleging underpaid holiday pay over a number of years. Glasgow’s Mark Hamilton conducted a major due diligence exercise for Quiz in relation to comprehensive supply chain transparency and Modern Slavery Act compliance, also ensuring that executive director service agreements were fit for purpose. Hamilton also advised a major building support services company on the exit of a senior employee, board member and former shareholder after the employee raised substantial whistle-blower allegations.

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Scotland: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Dentons stands out for its ability to provide support services to a range of HE institutions relating to construction projects, employment and the commercialisation of intellectual property. Highlights for Amanda Jones included advising the Educational Institute of Scotland and its members on voluntary severance packages offered by Fife College and Glasgow Caledonian University by settlement agreements. Morag Campbell assisted the Glasgow School of Art with setting up a new creative campus in the Highlands of Scotland, including funding matters and lease documentation. Alyson Bryce is currently handling the delivery of IP Protect, an intellectual property advisory service, for the University and College Union. Practice head, Mark Macaulay acted for Glasgow Academy in relation to the refurbishment of the old Newlands Bowling Club into a new nursery and kindergarten for the school.

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