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Jane Amphlett is a standout employment specialist – she is hugely bright, is forensic in her analysis but combines this with a commercial approach. Jane fights hard for her clients.

Legal 500 2021
About

Jane Amphlett provides strategic and pragmatic advice in all areas of employment law and partnership disputes. She is Head of Howard Kennedy's Employment and Immigration team.

Working closely with business leaders, including  HR directors and senior executives, she provides commercial legal input into business critical issues. These include strategic, boardroom and partner appointments and terminations.  

She advises on discrimination prevention and litigation, as well as,  investigations including into harassment allegations and complex grievance complaints.  

Jane regularly advises on team moves and other restrictive covenant and garden leave enforcement, confidentiality breaches and data protection issues.  She helps businesses to facilitate local and international redundancies and restructuring. She advises many clients in the financial services and other regulated sectors and professional practices.

Jane is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association Standing Committee on Sexual Harassment. 

Recent work
  • Defending a client and obtaining a successful outcome in a Tribunal claim for failure to comply with collective consultation obligations in respect of 150+ employees.
  • Protecting a FTSE250 client's interests by enforcing its confidentiality and post-termination restrictions against departing employees, and their new employers, obtaining High Court injunctions where necessary.
  • Defending a luxury establishment in Employment Tribunal claims brought by atypical workers/contractors and securing the early withdrawal of all claims.
  • Advising a property business on the attempted disruption of a business-critical team, development of valuable IP using the employer's resources, with alleged breaches of GDPR and an apparent conspiracy.  Undertakings were secured to protect and preserve the business' interests.
  • Advising on the set up of a new UK business for a global group,  hiring and engaging employees, secondees and contractors and multiple service provision change TUPE transfers.
  • Advising a public company on a pan-European restructure with the closure of parts of its business, intra-group TUPE-transfers, some internationally, and collective redundancies.
  • Undertaking an audit/internal investigation of #metoo allegations for a regulated business and advising on the effective management, including the regulatory and reputational aspects.
Accolades


Ranked, Employment: Employer, Chambers UK 2022

Ranked, Employment: Senior Executives, Chambers UK 2022

"She is extremely responsive, the advice she provides is helpful and she is commercial." Chambers UK 2022

"She is very measured and she is good at getting results for her clients." Chambers UK 2022

Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and Commercial: Partnerships, Legal 500 2022

Listed as a Key Lawyer, Employment: Employers, Legal 500 2022

"Jane Amphlett has been extremely helpful and adept at navigating some difficult issues, including successfully defending Employment Tribunal claims and negotiating early settlement COT3 agreements." Legal 500 2022

"Jane Amphlett heads up the department and is a font of knowledge on all things employment-related." Legal 500 2022

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Jane is a keen cyclist, wild swimmer and surfer.

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