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Jane Amphlett

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Jane is Head of our Employment team. She specialises in all areas of employment and discrimination law and partnership disputes, working closely with business leaders, including many HR directors, to provide commercial legal input into business critical issues, such as high value or those with a reputational impact. These include discrimination prevention and litigation, whistleblowing disputes, strategic and boardroom and partner appointments and terminations, redundancy and restructuring, restrictive covenants and business protection including team moves, complex grievance complaints, and industrial relations issues.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 1993; partner and Head of Employment Manches 2000-2004; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2004-2009; partner FSI (now Howard Kennedy) 2009 to date.


Employment Lawyers Association (on management committee and treasurer 2008-2013).


Three children, tennis, surfing, art.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Howard Kennedy LLP is 'a good all-round firm' with 'some very capable individuals in the partnership field'. The group handles LLP formations, partner obligations, employment matters and commercial contracts, in addition to financial regulatory advice on LLP structures, tax, dispute resolution, business recovery and reconstruction. The team is co-led by 'commercial and knowledgeable' Jane Amphlett, who specialises in advisory matters such as partner appointments and departures, and 'one of the top experts in partnership disputes', consultant Robert Craig. Also recommended are the 'capable' Simon Taylor and corporate structuring expert Ashley Reeback.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Howard Kennedy LLP's 'impressive employment department' has 'a straightforward approach that affords pragmatic and practical advice' and 'always puts the client first'. The practice is noted for its cross-border expertise and also handles employment disputes and workforce restructuring work with particular knowledge of the retail and leisure sectors; clients include Pandora, Condé Nast International and Foxtons. The 'brilliant' Jane Amphlett leads the group and 'first-class lawyer' Sam Murray-Hinde is 'meticulous, prepared and thorough'.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Howard Kennedy LLP’s media and entertainment practice acts for individual and corporate clients across publishing, theatre, film, TV, music, advertising, PR, marketing, gaming and social media. Its expertise spans corporate, financing, IP, regulatory compliance, employment and defamation matters, and it handles international broadcasting, online content and global rights protection cases. Corporate partner Stephen Heinemann advised Greene Light Stage the fund raising for a joint venture with Elton John’s production company, Rocket Stage. Consultant David Hooper is a publishing expert and is representing Democratic Press in a libel action. Litigator Tim Bignell is representing musician Richard Blackmore on claims against HEC and DPO (both in administration).  Senior associate Elizabeth Morley handles media and entertainment sector disputes and employment head Jane Amphlett is also noted for her expertise in the sector. Media law and regulatory head Mark Stephens CBE leads the department with IP and commercial head Robert Lands.

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