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Jane is an exceptional expert in her field who helps us to determine the underlying issues and stay focused on what really matters.

Chambers UK 2024

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.

  • "Jane Amphlett – go to partner for any employment related issue. Depth of knowledge, pragmatic advice. Always responsive." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "They have strength and depth and are led by the incredibly bright and commercial Jane Amphlett." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Ranked Band 5, Employment: Employer, Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked Band 4, Employment: Senior Executive, Chambers UK 2024
  • "Jane is a real pleasure to work with. She is very quick to respond, gives clear and practical advice, and helps resolve sensitive matters quickly and tactfully." Chambers UK 2024
  • "She is brilliant, always available and makes you feel like that you are the only person she is dealing with. She is thorough in the advice she provides." Chambers UK 2024
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and commercial: Partnership, Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked Band 5, Employment: Employer, Chambers UK 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Employment: Employers, Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked Band 4, Employment: Senior Executive, Chambers UK 2023
  • ''Great team headed by Jane Amphlett – who is very experienced, hard hitting, hugely bright and very user friendly.'' Legal 500 2023
  • ''Jane Amphlett is well regarded.'' Legal 500 2023
  • ''Jane's work was superb throughout. She is highly focused, extremely practical and pragmatic and always has my end goal firmly in mind.'' Chambers UK 2023
  • ''Jane was able to be very calm and clear whilst respecting the legal sensitiveness of the case.'' Chambers UK 2023
  • ''Jane is a very sound and personable lawyer who represents her clients well.'' Chambers UK 2023
  • 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

Did you know

Jane is a keen cyclist, wild swimmer and surfer.


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