Jeremy

Jeremy Sokel

Jeremy started his career in private practice specialising in corporate finance and then moved to mergers and acquisitions in an investment bank. His experience includes management buy ins and buy outs and running businesses as well as instigating start ups in manufacturing, engineering, medical industry and construction projects. In addition, he acts as a non-executive director and mentor to many businesses.

He gained knowledge of tax before moving into industry with a legal role at Gestetner Holdings PLC (hi-tec office automation) and later on taking on a commercial role at NRG Group Limited.

He joined Huntleigh Technology PLC, a medical equipment manufacturer and distributor, in 1996 as group legal director, company secretary and director of business units.  He left Huntleigh to buy and run several businesses and co-founded Learmond Criqui Sokel LLP in 2006 and is now at LCS Practice Ltd trading as Learmond Criqui Sokel.

He is the co-author of a loose-leaf book on "A-Z Absence and Sickness" published by Gee Publishing Limited.

Jeremy's legal, commercial and management experience includes corporate and commercial work, contracts, compliance, company secretarial and litigation advice. He has experience of most types of property dispute and debt collection to dealer disputes.  He has also often been involved in joint ventures and business purchases/sales and he has dealt with all regulatory issues. He is also involved in drafting and reviewing media contracts.

He advises on employment law issues including senior management terminations and redundancy programs, business closures or reorganisations and employment tribunals.

Legal Publications

  • The Financial Times Money supplement - October 2014

    Are there drawbacks to Branson's flexi-holiday plan?

  • The Guardian - Sept 2014

    'Unlimited holiday' is laced with legal pitfalls for small businesses. It sounds good in principle, but the policy - championed by SIr Richard Branson - could open businesses up to discrimination claims.

  • The Times - The right to be forgotten

    Right to be forgotten: what does it mean for employee's references? In the employment area the balancing act between transparency and privacy is difficult and the issues much less understood.

Testimonials

  • "I have no hesitation in recommending Jessica to anyone needing help with employment law. Unlike many lawyers, who just regurgitate the rule book, Jessica gives pragmatic advice and support that is exactly what is needed at those moments you know you want to call in the lawyers. She's also great fun to work with. That she is a workaholic and so is available at all hours of the day and night is a bonus too!"

    Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

    August 23, 2010

    Alastair Oatey

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