Joanne Davies Partner and Team Manager

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“Amazing lawyer - very pragmatic, very sensible and very well respected.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

“Clients appreciate her availability, reliable advice, and sound and up-to-date knowledge of employment law. ”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016
Jo is the head of the firm's Employment, Pensions and Immigration group. She provides general employment advice from our Cardiff office.

Main areas of practice 

Jo's work includes maternity rights, discrimination issues, sickness absence, non-performance, gross misconduct and new areas of employment law.

She also specialises in advising on employment issues arising out of large scale procurements, outsourcing, commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and post-acquisition integration and is an expert on advising in relation to TUPE issues.

Significant experience 

  • Providing a major PLC client with employment advice in relation to in excess of 50 acquisitions of office services businesses and companies. Joanne plays a major role in all such acquisitions involving employees and liaises between the acquisition team and the individual managers who are responsible for integrating the businesses. She assists in formulating integration plans including reorganisation of the businesses following acquisition, any redundancies which may result and where appropriate the harmonisation of terms and conditions of employment.
  • Advising global media group, Tinopolis, in relation to the TUPE matters arising from various acquisitions including the acquisitions of Firecracker Films, Passion Distribution and Pioneer Productions Group.
  • Advising a large manufacturing client in relation to a collective redundancy process arising out of a proposal to cease manufacturing in the UK.  Advising in relation to the TUPE process involved as a result of a proposal to transfer certain functions to elsewhere in the world. This included advice in relation to dealings with their union, employees and various businesses abroad. 

Expertise

Articles by Joanne

Blake Morgan's Employment Law Newsletter

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Blake Morgan's Autumn newsletter keeps you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law.

Blake Morgan's Employment Newsletter

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Blake Morgan's Summer newsletter keeps you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law.

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Following on from our Employment law "Top Ten" of 2017 we now take a look ahead to 2018 and what are likely to be the key employment law developments for employers and HR professionals.

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