Joanna is a Partner in the employment department. She undertakes both contentious and non contentious work for employers including dealing with discrimination and whistleblowing allegations, handling dismissals and grievances, advising on employment contracts and handbooks and TUPE. She has developed a particular interest in supporting human resources professionals in dealing with complex employee issues often involving sensitive reputational and regulatory concerns and ill-health. She has strong connections with a large number of senior executives whom she has advised on job moves, handling grievances and bringing tribunal claims and the potential constraints imposed by restrictive covenants.
Many of Joanna's client's are in the financial services, banking, professional and legal services and insurance sectors however she is also a member of the firm's fashionlaw team.
Joanna oversees www.hrlaw.co.uk (an invaluable online information source for HR Professionals and in-house counsel). She has been quoted in the press on topical employment issues, she has lectured widely and provides practical training to clients on a wide variety of topics, for example, TUPE and outsourcing and managing diversity in the workplace. She has also written articles on a wide range of employment law topics.
Joanna qualified in March 1997 having trained with Herbert Smith. She joined Fox Williams in 1998, becoming a partner in 2006. She is listed in The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession directory as a Leading Individual and in the Legal 500 and in the Super Lawyers Directory.
"Impressed clients praise her 'clear, concise and responsive' style."
(Chambers and Partners UK, 2013)
"Joanna Chatterton provides a ‘superlative client service’."
(Legal 500, 2012)
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