Ian Jones Senior associate

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“Ian Jones handles a wide variety of employment law cases and has experience working on matters brought before the Employment Tribunal, County Court and High Court.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2015
Ian advises on all aspects of employment law with a particular emphasis on the termination of employment and the defence of employment tribunal claims. 

Main areas of practice

Ian has extensive experience of advising employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues.

Significant experience

Employment Tribunals

  • Extensive experience of defending multi-claimant actions relating to, amongst other things, unfair dismissal and equal pay
  • Unfair Dismissal and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Providing advice to employers to minimise the risk of successful claims for unfair dismissal
  • Advising employers on wrongful dismissal and other breach of contract claims

 Industrial relations issues

  • Providing advice to employers in relation to a wide range of industrial relations issues including trade union recognition
  • Recently provided advice to Welsh NHS organisations regarding the legality of large scale strike and other industrial action, the management of staff absences and picketing arrangements

Equal pay

  • Over the last 7 years Ian has led our team in managing the equal pay litigation which is ongoing within the NHS in Wales arising from the introduction of a new pay structure and has gained extensive knowledge of this specialist area

Redundancy

  • Advising employers in relation to individual and collective redundancies including consultation obligations and selection criteria
  • Advising on large scale reorganisations including "some other substantial reason" dismissals
  • Advising on staff transfers, changing terms and conditions and voluntary exit schemes

Discrimination

  • Advising employers on their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 including the implementation of reasonable adjustments in disability cases
  • Formulating and updating policies on behalf of employers to ensure ongoing compliance

 Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) and related issues

  • Advising employers in relation to all aspects of  TUPE including consultation, the assignment of staff and the harmonisation of terms and conditions post transfer
  • Advising in relation to corporate and commercial transactions including the application of TUPE
  • Preparation of employment due diligence reports as part of the tendering/acquisition process
  • Drafting and negotiating employment warranties and indemnities

“A prompt and highly knowledgeable approach, providing commercially astute advice. ”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2013

“Building a strong reputation for his advice to NHS bodies on equal pay issues.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2014

Expertise

Articles by Ian

Four ways to beat the back to work blues

Article

Ian Jones looks at how to support employees who have "back to work blues" in September following the holiday season or are dealing with changes at home such as children starting or moving schools.

Gender Pay Reporting – draft guidance published

News

ACAS and the Government Equalities Office have together published draft guidance on the Gender Pay reporting regulations applying to employers with 250 or more employees.

Gender pay update

News

We consider the latest position on the forthcoming gender pay reporting obligations, both in the private/voluntary and public sectors.

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