Marc Jones

Partner

Marc is a commercially minded and results driven lawyer who provides prompt pragmatic advice on people issues. He has specialised in all areas of employment law and human resources for over 20 years, with extensive experience in dealing with whistleblowing, restrictive covenants, executive terminations and employment tribunal claims.

He qualified as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor.

He acts for individuals (directors, employees, workers, partners and independent contractors) and organisations (multinational companies, public limited companies, small to medium-sized enterprises, public sector bodies and charities). This has included both employment and commercial related disputes in the employment tribunal, county court and High Court, which has ranged from, amongst other things, TUPE and boardroom disputes to whistleblowing and discrimination. He also provides advice on employment data protection issues.

He has acted as solicitor/advocate in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Some of these cases have been reported in the legal journals and the media.

His experience as an advocate provides his clients with additional expertise when it comes to employment tribunals and strategies for the most complex cases.

He is one of only two solicitors in the country who provides free representation to appellants as part of the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (ELAAS) at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

He provides board-level advice to companies. He advises USA legal counsel and HR directors of multi-national companies. He is a trusted adviser to household names and SMEs.

His clients praise him for his prompt and commercial approach in dealing with issues.

He is a qualified workplace mediator.

He sits on the editorial board of the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s “ELA Briefing”.

He provides training to HR departments and in-house counsel and management.

He writes and presents seminars to external audiences, including the highly regarded mock employment tribunals.

Notable cases

Marc has been involved with a number of leading and high-profile cases:

  • Consignia plc v Sealy (Court of Appeal) –  unfair dismissal
  • Heath v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Court of Appeal) –  sex discrimination
  • Hydra Plc and others v Anastasi and others (High Court) –  restrictive covenants
  • Bolton School v Evans (Court of Appeal) – whistleblowing
  • Venniri v Autodex Ltd (Employment Appeal Tribunal) –  unfair dismissal
  • Ashcroft v Haberdashers Aske’s Boys School (Employment Appeal Tribunal) –  unfair dismissal
  • Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd (Court of Appeal) –  unfair dismissal
  • Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd (Court of Appeal) – working time

Professional accolades

Marc is ranked in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, where it says: 

‘extremely knowledgeable’. (2019)

‘… positively advises, rather than points out how something is not possible. We trust his integrity, we feel that he works in our interests and his advice is balanced.’ (2018)

‘He gives 100% to get the best results for his clients and has an eye for detail.’ (2017)

‘He is exceptional in the service he provides. It is always a balance of legal advice and a realistic view of commercial limitations. His response is always swift and goes straight to the nub of any issue. I would recommend his services to anyone needing employment law advice.’ (2016)

‘… responsive, provides commercially tuned advice rather than just legal terminology …’ (2015)

‘straightforward approach as well as being passionate and committed’ (2014)

‘‘open and friendly’; ‘a strong problem solver’; ‘prompt to respond’; ‘always honest with his feedback’ (2013)

Marc is recommended in the Legal 500, where it says: 

‘extremely knowledgeable of all the legal aspects of unfair and wrongful dismissal; he is sympathetic to client concerns, yet realistic in how cases should be presented’ (2018)

‘at the top of his game – bright, responsive, commercial and cares passionately about delivering value to his clients’ (2017)

‘100% committed’ (2015)

an ‘accomplished advocate’ (2013)

‘very professional’ (2012)

a ‘tenacious litigator’ (2011)

Marc is named in Super Lawyers as one of the top solicitors in London for employment law (2013) and (2014).

Other activities and interests

Marc is a committee member of the Maidenhead Hockey Club and the Men’s Club Section Captain.

Marc is a former director and President of the Maidenhead & District Chamber of Commerce.

Marc is a former school governor.