Jeremy’s principal areas of practice are employment law and commercial litigation. In 2009 Chambers and Partners referred to him as "shrewd and determined” and Legal 500 commented that he "stands out as 'hard working'” and "'ready to get his hands dirty". In 2008 Chambers and Partners noted that "clients have a 'great deal of faith' in [his] advice....and described him as "extremely hard-working, exacting, commercial and good on his feet", and the 2007 edition commented that he "can be relied on for 'sage advice' on a variety of employment law issues".
He is the General Editor of the leading work on Transfer of Undertakings (Sweet & Maxwell, looseleaf), the co-author of the leading work on Whistleblowing (OUP, 2007) and contributor to or co-author of other leading works in employment law including on Employment Covenants and Confidential Information, Termination of Employment, and Equal Opportunities.
In 2009 he was appointed as a part time Employment Judge (for the Nottingham region). He is also an ADR accredited mediator.
Jeremy is recommended as a leader in the field of employment law by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He is a part time employment judge (East Anglia region), and author of a number of leading employment law works. He is General Editor of Transfer of Undertakings (Sweet & Maxwell, looseleaf), co-author (with John Bowers QC, Martin Fodder and Jack Mitchell) of Whistleblowing, Law and Practice (OUP, 2012) and is a contributor to Brearley and Bloch, Employment covenants and confidential information (Tottel, 2009)
Jeremy’s practice covers all forms of employment law in the civil courts, EAT and employment tribunal, and also before the CAC. He has acted in a number of the landmark cases in the field, including Celtec and others v Astley (transfer of undertakings, in the House of Lords and European Court of Justice), Kuzel v Roche Products Limited (whistleblowing, Court of Appeal), Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Town Fire Authority (part-time workers, House of Lords), Sodexo Limited v Gutridge and others (equal pay, TUPE, Court of Appeal), Arnold v Sandwell MBC (equal pay, grievances, Court of Appeal), R v CAC ex parte Kwik Fit (GB) Limited and R v CAC ex parte BBC (union recognition, Court of Appeal/ High Ct), Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull CC (unfair dismissal, House of Lords), Gibson v East Riding Yorkshire District Council (Working time, Court of Appeal).
Jeremy’s practice involves a broad range of commercial litigation and advisory work, including:
Sample notable cases include:
A life time of supporting Manchester City has often tested, but not yet dimmed, Jeremy’s enthusiasm when it comes to sport. Sports law disputes come in a wide variety of guises, often drawing on several other of Jeremy’s areas of expertise including elements of employment law, commercial disputes, judicial review and regulatory or disciplinary issues. He has acted in a variety of sports cases including: