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Partner and Solicitor

Stephen Jennings

“I take 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 an employment lawyer and general commercial litigator with many years of experience in the firm’s Dispute Resolution department. He takes a pragmatic approach to guiding clients away from potential pitfalls and particularly values building up durable long-term relationships with clients.

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

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Do on call workers, who are not at their workplace, still need to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage?

Posted on 08th August 2019 in Employment

There has been much case law over recent years about when on call workers are entitled to be paid. The Scottish EAT has now added to the vast amount of case law on the matter, by hearing the case of; Truslove and another v Scottish Ambulance Service. Truslove confirms the current position, which is that where a worker is required to remain at the workplace and available for work with a view to providing their services at some point, this will amount to working-time and not a rest period. This is the case even if the worker is allowed to sleep and so the worker is entitled to be paid for their time.

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Disability Discrimination – Without the Disability

Posted on 25th June 2019 in Employment

A new Court of Appeal decision highlights the unusual case of an employee who successfully brought a disability discrimination claim even though she is not, and is not likely ever to be, disabled.

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