Joanne Perry > Sherrards Solicitors LLP > St Albans, England > Lawyer Profile

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Partner (HR) Employment


Joanne is a Partner in the employment team and advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with a particular interest in discrimination and restrictive covenant issues. Joanne’s areas of employment law expertise include tribunal claims, day-to-day HR advisory work, performance management, maternity, redundancy, bullying and harassment, and disability discrimination. Working with multinationals and owner-managed businesses across many sectors, Joanne has particular expertise in recruitment agencies/employment businesses, retail and franchising.

She also advises senior executives on their contracts and severance packages (known formerly as compromise agreements and now as ‘settlement agreements’).

Joanne is also head of HR within Sherrards, and aims to make Sherrards an employer of choice. As part of this role, Joanne gained her CIPD Level 5 qualification. Her HR role gives her a real insight into – and understanding of – the challenges faced by businesses and the importance of getting it right. This means that the advice Joanne gives to clients reflects the reality of dealing with people, and the business’ culture, as well as the applicable legal issues.


Began her career as an editor for LexisNexis Butterworth Tolley, specialising in employment law. Trained and worked for 6 years with leading City employment boutique, Archon Solicitors. Joined Sherrards in 2007; made Partner (HR) in April 2016.


Employment Lawyers Association; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

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Joanne PerrySherrards Solicitors LLP

St Albans-based firm Sherrards Solicitors LLP provides HR support to clients on grievances, disciplinaries, restrictive covenants, tribunal claims, immigration and transactional support on business acquisitions and mergers. The team is also experienced in contentious employment matters such as disability discrimination, constructive and unfair dismissal. This work spans several sectors including retail, leisure and recruitment. Practice head Mark Fellows has experience in employment tribunals with a corporate client base from global organisations to owner-managed businesses. Joanne Perry  advises several accountancy firms and handles TUPE transfers.