Jessica Learmond-Criqui was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991. She originally qualified as a Barrister in 1986. She is involved in all aspects of English labour law including group reorganisations and various matters of individual and collective labour law. She also works on executive immigration matters.
Jessica appears in employment tribunals for employers and employees in contentious employment matters. She has experience of numerous outsourcing and insourcing transactions from the public to the private sector and between private enterprises.
She advises employers of all sizes, from start ups to global organisations. She also advises charities and other not-for-profit organisations.
She has frequently been interviewed on television and radio in connection with employment law issues generally. She has written numerous articles on matters relating to employment and immigration law including for The Times, The Guardian and the Independent newspapers.
She appeared in The Legal 500 as having a leading reputation in employment law. She and her team, while she was at Altheimer & Gray were nominated for Employment Team of the Year by the Legal Business magazine. In March 2010, she was named Lawyer of the Week - The Times (UK).
She is the co-author of books with the titles 'A-Z Absence and Sickness' and 'Profit Related Pay'. She is a member of the following:
- Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
- Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Member of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates
- Member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies
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"I have worked extensively with Jessica, especially since 2002 and she stands out as the most effective employment lawyer I have worked with. She combines an excellent mastery of all aspects of employment law with a strong commercial focus: she is therefore empathetic to the commercial pressures and drivers faced by clients and develops appropriate legal strategies, complete with risk analyses and risk mitigation plans.
As well as providing clear, unequivocal legal input, she can also support clients with practical implementation guidelines, legal documentation templates and other ‘turnkey’ services. In this sense, unlike many ‘old school’ employment lawyers, she genuinely partners with clients in a practical, hands-on way.
Jessica is highly intelligent, articulate and persuasive and, at the same time, relates extremely well to clients at all organisational levels. Whilst pragmatic in her approach, she stands her ground when necessary but in a non-threatening manner. She is also very responsive to client needs, often ‘going the extra mile’ to provide quick responses to queries and other requirements, frequently at unsocial hours when necessary."
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, ExpertAugust 28, 2010
Paul Allanhired Jessica as an Attorney in 2002, and hired Jessica more than once