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Employment Law specialists - Jersey

We advise on Jersey Employment law for employers and employees helping to resolve all employment related disputes and issues. If you have a question for our specialist Jersey employment lawyers, please complete our online enquiry form or call 0044 (0)1534 620500.

Jersey employment law is rapidly changing and there are many challenges ahead for HR directors, managers and business owners. We help Jersey businesses with the development and implementation of policies and procedures that are compliant with current legislation and best practice. We also assist with the preparation and drafting of employment contracts and staff handbooks.

Our lawyers are responsive, and available when you need them, providing exceptional Jersey Employment law advice. Always.

We are specialists in Jersey employment disputes and endeavour to minimise costs and limit reputational damage by providing swift and practical advice. We assist with mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and ensure that our clients are rarely required to appear before the Jersey Employment Tribunal or Royal Courts.

Areas of expertise

  • Advising on disciplinary problems and employee complaints
  • Compromise agreements
  • Discrimination
  • Dismissals
  • Dispute resolution
  • Drafting employment contracts and handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Grievance and disciplinary hearings
  • Redundancy
  • Representation in the Jersey Employment Tribunal and in the Royal Court
  • Review, revision and drafting of policies, procedures and staff handbooks

Recent Cases

Employment dispute against employee of a well known charity

We acted for a well known charity in an employment dispute against an employee. We successfully negotiated the employee's departure from the company on terms favourable to the employer.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden

Pension dispute

We have acted in a complicated ancillary case where actuarial advice was sought in order to assist in ascertaining how best to divide a large pension. Pension disputes can be particularly difficult to resolve in Jersey because of the absence of any pension sharing legislation.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden

Multi-jurisdictional employment dispute

This was a multi-jurisdictional employment dispute, with contracts in Poland and Jersey. We acted for the employee and successfully negotiated settlement by mediation.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden, Catia Tavares

Director of a trust company

We acted for a client who was a director of a Jersey trust company.  We advised on various matters including minority shareholder's rights, breach of directors' duties and managing regulatory implications arising from potential breaches of compliance and money laundry statutes. We also advised on employment law issues resulting from termination of contract.

Legal Advisors: Philip Sinel, Matthew Godden, Catia Tavares

  • Finance Director

    Acted in circumstances where the director and shareholder relations in a telecommunications group had almost irretrievably broken down. We maintained the client's independence, which led to restructuring and refinancing of the group and an opportunity for our client to leave on contractural terms.

    Legal Advisors: Richard Wakeham