Jennifer Millins > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP
AFRICA HOUSE
70 KINGSWAY
LONDON
WC2B 6AH
England

Work Department

Employment

Position

Jennifer is a Partner in the Employment department, specialising in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims, High Court injunctions, workplace investigations and partnership disputes. She is best known for advising a number of journalists at the BBC, including Carrie Gracie, on high-profile allegations of equal pay and sex discrimination against the Corporation. Jennifer frequently advises LLPs and their members in the professional and financial services sectors, and has long-standing experience advising the recruitment sector.

Jennifer is adept at handling large-scale litigation both in the Employment Tribunal and beyond through the appellate Courts, and has substantial experience in High Court litigation, from high-value breach of contract and bonus disputes to injunction proceedings. Understanding the particular challenges of unfair competition disputes, she prosecutes and defends complex and fast-paced cases involving breaches of restrictive covenants, data theft, team moves and the use of social media. Such cases often involve multi-party claims of breach of contract, breach of confidence, inducement to breach and conspiracy. She is experienced in advising on application of remedies for injunctive relief, including mandatory injunctions such as delivery up and forensic IT searches, prohibitory injunctions such as enforcement of restrictive covenants and springboard relief. Jennifer also has experience of arbitrations under LLP and partnership agreements.

As well as providing commercial and strategic advice to HR teams, in-house counsel and boards, Jennifer advises on complex and high-value settlements for senior individuals – employees, directors, LLP members and partners – exiting businesses in a wide variety of sectors.

Jennifer frequently advises on the investigation of workplace misconduct, and acts for senior executives defending such allegations. She also has significant experience in conducting workplace investigations, including independent investigations for employers for whom the firm does not act.

Jennifer has a leading role in the firm’s cross-departmental Recruitment Services Group. She formed part of the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s working parties to respond to the government’s 2016 and 2021 consultations on reform of the law of restrictive covenants and is regularly published in the employment press, quoted in various broadsheet newspapers, and has appeared on news programmes including Newsnight, BBC News, Channel 4, Radio 5 Live, CNN and Sky News to discuss equal pay and gender pay reporting.

For her work in the highly topical debate on Gender Pay Equality, Jennifer was named Human Resources: Individual of the year for London in the Legal 500 Awards 2020 and recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 Awards 2019. She is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Employment: Senior Executives in Chambers 2022 (Band 2), as a Global Leader Labour, Employment & Benefits in Who’s Who Legal 2021 and as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 202

Career

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya; Associate, Mishcon de Reya; Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya; Trainee, Lovells, Qualified – 2006

Languages

French and Spanish

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Education

University of Nottingham, BA hon (French and Hispanic Studies)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Senior executives

(Leading individuals)

Jennifer MillinsMishcon de Reya LLP

Known for advising on market sensitive appointments, exits, high-profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance terms, Mishcon de Reya LLP represents prominent and high-profile business founders, senior executives, CEOs and board directors of PLCs, including FTSE 100 companies. The firm appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, specialisms being restrictive covenant issues, team moves and data theft cases. Practice head Daniel Naftalin acts for senior and high-net-worth individuals in complex disputes and remuneration arrangements, either on arrival or departure. Key names from the deep bench of expertise are Susannah Kintish, who assists in contentious and non-contentious employment matters; the ‘extremely impressive’ Sharon Tan; Jennifer Millins, who specialises in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims, High Court injunctions, equal pay disputes, gender pay gap reporting and LLP disputes; and Joanna Blackburn, who is ‘the person one definitely wants on one’s side if engaging with the big battalions‘. Managing associate Matthew Wood is also recommended.

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

Mishcon de Reya LLP  is considered ‘a formidable firm‘ that combines strong dispute resolution/litigation skills with in-depth expertise in partnership and workplace disputes. It has acted on many of the landmark cases for both partnerships and individuals, particularly in the financial and accountancy sectors. It also offers clients a range of tech tools such as the litigation support hub and transaction support hub.  ‘Strategic mastermind’ Daniel Naftalin heads up the employments team which includes partnership experts such as Joanna Blackburn , who has established precedents in a number of ground-breaking Supreme Court cases using her expertise in the LLP and partnerships field. ‘Superstar’ Jennifer Millins  has specialist knowledge of complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and has vast experience representing both LLPs and partners in Employment Tribunals and Appeal Courts. Greg Campbell  utilises his 20 years’ experience in employment law when advising senior executives on major disciplinary investigations or regulators such as the FCA.