Jake Davies

"He has an incredible mind that can sort an extraordinary amount of information."

The Legal 500 2019

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Jake is Head of the Employment Team and also a member of the Commercial Team. He specialises in unfair and unlawful dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract. He acts mainly for corporate and public bodies but also carries out Claimant work. He has been recommended as a leading junior in employment law by the Legal 500 for a number of years.

Jake deals with all types of discrimination. In particular: disability, religious belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy & maternity and age. He has considerable experience of whistleblowing cases, given the regular instructions he receives from public bodies. As a result of his work for private companies and businesses, he also has considerable experience of cases involving TUPE and claims for and against directors and other senior employees. He often deals with wage claims and issues involving agency & consultancy contracts. He is regularly instructed in complex and lengthy tribunal hearings and at appeal level. He provides advice on internal procedures and contracts to public and corporate bodies, involving advice on employment status, pay, tax and shares. He has represented schools and local authorities at NCTL appeals.

His commercial practice includes restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence.

Jake has considerable experience of various mediation schemes. He accepts instructions on a direct access basis and is chair of chambers DPA committee.

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