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Jennifer Maxwell-Harris

Work 020 7580 5721

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Employment and Immigration.


Jennifer advises companies and employees on all aspects of employment relationships including employment contracts, bonuses and employee incentives, redundancy situations, dismissals, compromise agreements, employment issues in buying and selling businesses.

She also has a wealth of experience advising employers and individuals in Employment Tribunal and court matters, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination claims.

Key transactions include: Advising an expatriate executive on a severance package, including bonus and stock options; advising a senior management team on the employment aspects in a private equity transaction; acting for an employer in defending whistle blowing and breach of contract claims.

Jennifer also heads up the firm’s immigration team and has recently assisted with matters including: Tier 1 investor visas and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas; sole representative visas; employer sponsorship licences; dependants’ visas; indefinite leave to remain applications.


Trained at Cumberland Ellis LLP, qualified 2001; made a Partner at Joelson in 2011.


LLM Law at London School of Economics.


Jennifer’s hobbies include racing classic yachts.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

As 'an exceptional firm that devotes itself fully to the cause with excellent service levels', Joelson 'treats every client with extreme professionalism' and has 'a refreshing approach that separates it out from others in the market'. The 'impressive' David Greenhalgh heads up the group, which also includes 'complete star' Jennifer Maxwell-Harris, who has 'a real talent for communicating constructively and persuasively with opponents to great effect'. The group's work for employers and senior executives spans employment disputes, relocations, senior exits, restrictive covenant issues and workforce restructuring issues with notable expertise in the financial services, technology and food and drink sectors. The team recently advised Healthy Kids on new service agreements for its co-founder and CEO and is assisting Larry King with restrictive covenants issues.

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