Jenny Arrowsmith > Irwin Mitchell > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Employment law



Specialisms: Education, employment discrimination, TUPE, restrictive covenants, grievance, disciplinary, redundancy, employer internal investigations, disciplinary investigations, disciplinary advice, racial discrimination employment, employment law.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Irwin Mitchell‘s employment practice is ‘tenacious in the pursuit of clients’ interests’, and has strength across the education sector. Overseen by Glenn Hayes in Leeds, who also manages the Sheffield and Manchester offices, the team advises local and national clients on senior-level exits, TUPE issues, and regularly appears before the Employment Tribunal. Jenny Arrowsmith is a key member of the group and advises on strategic HR and governance matters, with an emphasis on the education sector; she has experience in successfully defending disability discrimination claims. At the associate level, Padma Tadi remains the contact for corporate immigration issues and Brexit advisory work.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Education

Irwin Mitchells’ practice is jointly led by Jenny Arrowsmith and Michelle Beaumont, who are noted for their combined expertise in educational employment and property law matters. The practice is active in a wide range of matters, including complex PFI/PPP funding arrangements; charity regulation and governance matters. Other areas of expertise include student issues such as admissions, exclusions and parental complaints, and dispute resolution. Laurence Gavin left for Hemingway Solicitors in August 2020.