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Partner in the litigation department specialising in employment law, he is the relationship manager for many of the firm's employment clients
Partner and Solicitor
Stephen is an employment lawyer and general commercial litigator with many years of experience in the firm’s Litigation department. He takes a pragmatic approach to guiding clients away from potential pitfalls and particularly values building up durable long-term relationships with clients.
“I take a pride in providing swift, clear and above all practical advice. I enjoy working in partnership with my clients to help them understand what can be realistically achieved and how best to go about this. You can rely on me to give forthright advice that puts you in the best position to understand your options and make the most of them.”
Stephen is a frequent speaker at employment seminars across the South West and is the relationship manager for many of the firm’s employment clients. Outside of the firm, Stephen volunteers as a trustee of a local charity working with adults with learning disabilities.
Stephen has also been recognised in the Legal 500 2017 legal directory in which they describe Stephen as “a calming influence.”
In the 2018 edition, they describe Stephen as having the ‘ability to interpret and apply the theory to the practice within the industry’
Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2002.
“Incisive and clear advice given in a quick timescale. Excellent value for money.” Sara Papworth, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
“Very professional, approachable, explains advice clearly and logically, in particular found the preparation for the Employment Tribunal very helpful.” Anonymous
We deal mainly with Stephen Jennings who is always very professional, supportive and patient. We have never been able to fault him on the advice he has given us to date.
Diane Bassett, South West Lakes Trust
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