Top employment lawyer joins Phillips

Leading Hampshire law firm Phillips Solicitors has strengthened its Employment Law team with the appointment of top City of London lawyer, Jacqueline Kendal.

Jacqueline brings with her a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment work.

Prior to joining Phillips, Jacqueline worked for a number of leading City firms, and most recently Rosling King, where she headed up their Employment Law team. She enjoys a loyal client following, acting for a wide range of private and public companies and individuals. 

Jacqueline will prove to be a great asset to the existing Employment Law team at Phillips, with her extensive experience in working closely with clients to protect their business interests, minimising the risk of employment disputes, managing internal disciplinary processes and grievances, assisting with drafting and implementing workplace policies and procedures and advising on complex TUPE matters.

Having originally qualified as a barrister in 2004, Jacqueline has had an impressive career defending high profile company clients from employee claims and handling contractual disputes with senior executives. She has represented clients in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the County Courts.

Hailing originally from South Africa, Jacqueline was brought up in Hampshire, and says she is looking forward to getting to know the Hampshire business community and the wide range of clients Phillips serves.

Returning to her home county with her husband and three young daughters, Jacqueline said: “This is the perfect time to be joining Phillips as it pushes ahead of the regional competition. Since 2018 it has seen the benefits of strengthening its existing management with Jack Gardener and Max Hope joining and taking the firm on an exciting period of growth, making strategic hires and accomplishing the merger earlier this year with Brain Chase Coles. I am delighted to be part of such a vibrant and dedicated team as the firm looks set to grow further.”

Phillips director Max Hope said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jacqueline to Phillips, bringing with her, her expertise, energy and enthusiasm for helping clients. This takes our Employment Law team to the next level, building on the foundations that Gill Brown and Jack Gardener have laid. Jacqueline is a great example of our policy to only make high-calibre hires, often with a strong Hampshire connection, as we build for our future as Hampshire’s leading county firm.”

If you have an employment matter that you would like to discuss with Jacqueline, please contact her by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 854626.

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