Jane has extensive experience of complex restructuring, TUPE and redundancy exercises, advising at the highest level in both the private and public sector. She is also a highly-regarded advocate at employment tribunal.
Jane’s general experience includes handling a wide range of redundancy programmes for major employers (including plcs), Directors' remuneration and termination packages, drafting all types of contracts and policies (particularly in relation to senior employees and directors), vast tribunal experience including defending collective action by unions, sex and race discrimination claims, major equal pay disputes, disability and stress related claims and the management of employment advice for wide range of clients.
Jane also provides commercially focused advice at board level in relation to restructuring, changes to terms and conditions and major shift pattern changes.
I have worked with Katie and Jane for 4 years and, unlike others, they always find a way of facilitating what we need to do, using practical advice and demonstrating a common sense approach to problem-solving.
They have helped the Trust through restructures, employment relations issues, and tribunals. I recommend the employment team at Wilkin Chapman to other employers. I have always been very happy with the speedy responses to queries and proactive help with policies and advice.
Donna Wilson, Linkage Community Trust
"Jane represented one of our directors for whom we were negotiating a shareholding deal. She was tenacious and at times - from the other side of the fence -..."
Jane represented one of our directors for whom we were negotiating a shareholding deal. She was tenacious and at times - from the other side of the fence - irritating! But she negotiated a good deal for her client -at our expense!
I was that impressed with her that I dropped our HR lawyer and moved all our HR legal work over to Jane. That was in 2003, 12 years ago, and she’s still doing a great job for us!
Tim O'Malley, Group Managing Director, Nationwide Produce plc
"Jane provides excellent advice and always arrives at a commercial solution to our HR problems. Her advice is proactive and positive, rather than putting legal..."
Jane and her colleagues at Wilkin Chapman have supplied us with employment advice for some time now and we have been really pleased with their prompt and efficient service.
They have helped us to handle staffing issues effectively, guiding us through some of the more tricky situations, taking away the anxiety of “getting it wrong”. It is very helpful to know that I can always rely on them for a quick informal chat anytime if I need advice.
Sharon Pearson, Head of Business & Governance, Focus CIC
"Jane has advised our Group for over 15 years and we have always found her knowledge and approach to be excellent. "
Jane has advised our Group for over 15 years and we have always found her knowledge and approach to be excellent.
Jane will always ensure that she has gained a full appreciation of a situation before giving advice that is both thorough and practical. In an area that becomes ever more technical and legislative, Jane never loses sight of the fact that employment issues involve human beings and she will always deliver her technical advice in a manner that is properly tailored to the specific situation and the specific people involved in that situation.
Andrew Brown, Joint Managing Director, Groveport Logistics Ltd
"Tollbar MAT can attest that Wilkin Chapman provide a proficient and practical legal service which has proved advantageous to our business. The thoroughly..."
Tollbar MAT can attest that Wilkin Chapman provide a proficient and practical legal service which has proved advantageous to our business. The thoroughly professional and obliging staff are well practised in offering valuable guidance in an expedient manner.
David Hampson OBE, Chief Executive, Tollbar MAT
"Jane and her team offer a service which is second to none. The employment and HR advice provided is first class. "
Jane and her team at Wilkin Chapman have been our employment law advisors over a number of years now and they have always provided a quality professional service, allowing the company to make fully informed, legally sound decisions.
Maria Tomkinson, Head of HR & Organisational Development, Care Plus Group
"Jane has supported and advised us on a wide range of complex issues always taking into account the organisation’s specific remit and putting us, as the..."
Thank you very much for all your help with my situation – your expertise and experience was really evident – and I have no hesitation in recommending you to all my friends and family should they have a need for your services.
Diane Severn, Owner, The Terrace Restaurant
"We enjoy working with you as we appreciate the straight speaking, the fact that we receive a response so promptly, and that we don't have to pussyfoot in..."