Jessica

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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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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 worked closely with Jessica in 1999/2000 in a complex case. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She combined expert advice with commercial pragmatism; providing reassurance, confidence and humour. A pleasure to work with!"

    Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

    September 02, 2010

    Richard Wills

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