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Thompson Smith and Puxon

Work Department

Employment Law


Director, Solicitor


Jolyon Berry is the director of Jolyon Berry Limited, a partner in the firm. Jolyon advises on all aspects of Employment Law including advising on contracts of employment, disciplinary procedures, the enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment policies and procedures and settlement agreements. He is a trained commercial mediator and makes effective use of these skills assisting employers with employment disputes, in the workplace and in the boardroom, and is particularly experienced in the defence of employers facing claims in employment tribunals. Clients also regularly seek Jolyon’s advice on the management of collective consultation projects prior to a work relocation, redundancies or transfers of employment.

Before qualifying as a solicitor Jolyon was in the British Army serving as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment (1990). He joined Allen & Overy LLP in 1998 for his training and qualification as a solicitor before moving to Birketts in 2003, becoming a partner there in 2006. Jolyon joined TSP in January 2019.



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Jolyon BerryThompson Smith and Puxon

Focusing on a commercial offering, Thompson Smith and Puxon’s employment department is equipped to handle the full array of employment matters, and works closely with the firm’s corporate department on the employment aspects of transactional work. Colchester-based Jolyon Berry leads the team, and is described by clients as ‘someone you want to have on your side’; he is assisted by Grace Smyth. With High Court experience, Sam Welham‘s areas of work include issues arising from psychiatric injuries caused by work-related stress, disability discrimination claims and whistleblowing mandates.