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Marc Jones

Senior Employment Solicitor (Partner)

With over 25 years' experience, I am as passionate about getting the best result for my clients now as when I started.

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About Marc Jones

I am partner at Monaco Solicitors.

I have specialised in all areas of employment law for over 25 years, with extensive experience in dealing with whistleblowing, discrimination, executive terminations and employment tribunal claims.

I am passionate about what I do in getting the best for my clients.

I qualified as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor.

I act for directors, employees, workers, partners and independent contractors. This has included both employment and commercial-related disputes in the employment tribunal, county court and High Court, which has ranged from, amongst other things, TUPE and boardroom disputes to restrictive covenants and non-employment discrimination.  I also provide advice on employment data protection issues and IR35.

I have acted as solicitor/advocate in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Some of these cases have been reported in legal journals and the media.

My experience as an advocate provides my clients with additional expertise when it comes to employment tribunals and strategies for the most complex cases.

I am the only solicitor in the country who provides free representation to appellants as part of the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (ELAAS) at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in England.

I am sought out by individuals for my experience and I am a trusted adviser to them.

My clients praise me for my prompt and commercial approach in dealing with issues.

I am a qualified workplace mediator.

I am the Editor of the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s “ELA Briefing” and sit on the Association’s management committee.

Notable cases

I have been involved with a number of leading and high-profile cases:

·      Consignia plc v Sealy (Court of Appeal) – unfair dismissal

·      Heath v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Court of Appeal) – sex discrimination

·      Hydra Plc and others v Anastasi and others (High Court) – restrictive covenants

·      Bolton School v Evans (Court of Appeal) – whistleblowing

·      Venniri v Autodex Ltd (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – unfair dismissal

·      Ashcroft v Haberdashers Aske’s Boys School (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – unfair dismissal

·      Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd (Court of Appeal) – unfair dismissal

·      Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd (Court of Appeal) – working time

·      Hale v Dentons UKMEA Legal Services (employment tribunal) – pregnancy and maternity discrimination

·      1) Mr D Kocur 2) Ms C Roberts v 1) Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd 2) Royal Mail Group Ltd – agency workers

 

Recent cases

I have successfully:

·      Represented a client in a 6-day claim for direct discrimination because of race, harassment because of race, constructive unfair dismissal and breach of contract

·      Negotiated a large settlement on favourable terms for a director who was dismissed for whistleblowing after the tribunal granted interim relief

·      Negotiated a large settlement on favourable terms using judicial mediation for a marketing executive who had resigned due to pregnancy and maternity discrimination

·      Negotiated a settlement using mediation for a finance director for an enhanced redundancy payment, which had not been paid to him

·      Negotiated a large settlement on favourable terms under a settlement agreement for an executive director who had been unfairly dismissed and avoiding a tribunal claim

 

Professional accolades

I am ranked in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, where it says:

‘Marc’s strengths are his broad knowledge, practical experience and thoroughness. He is also very robust, grasps the problem quickly, identifies the key issues that need resolving and then explains what is required in simple terms for the client.’ ‘Marc is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject of employment law. He is practical and pragmatic, has great focus and clarity, quickly identifies the issues and provides clear, honest and balanced advice.’ (2021)

‘His longstanding knowledge of our company, the management team and our business outlook means he is rapidly able to assimilate our likely stance on a situation and tailor our responses accordingly.’ (2020)

‘extremely knowledgeable’. (2019)

‘… positively advises, rather than points out how something is not possible. We trust his integrity, we feel that he works in our interests and his advice is balanced.’ (2018)

‘He gives 100% to get the best results for his clients and has an eye for detail.’ (2017)

‘He is exceptional in the service he provides. It is always a balance of legal advice and a realistic view of commercial limitations. His response is always swift and goes straight to the nub of any issue. I would recommend his services to anyone needing employment law advice.’ (2016)

‘… responsive, provides commercially tuned advice rather than just legal terminology …’ (2015)

‘straightforward approach as well as being passionate and committed’ (2014)

‘open and friendly’; ‘a strong problem solver’; ‘prompt to respond’; ‘always honest with his feedback’ (2013)

I am recommended in the Legal 500, where it says:

‘Marc Jones has offered sound advice and I have been impressed with his openness to discuss the issues we have raised.’ (2022)

‘extremely knowledgeable of all the legal aspects of unfair and wrongful dismissal; he is sympathetic to client concerns, yet realistic in how cases should be presented’ (2018)

‘at the top of his game – bright, responsive, commercial and cares passionately about delivering value to his clients’ (2017)

‘100% committed’ (2015)

an ‘accomplished advocate’ (2013)

‘very professional’ (2012)

a ‘tenacious litigator’ (2011)

I am recommended in Acritas Stars™ and Thomson Reuters as a stand-out lawyer in private practice (2021) and (2022).

I am named in Super Lawyers as one of the top solicitors in London for employment law (2013) and (2014).

What our
Clients Say...

Mr P Wells

"Superb Service"
The service that you provided was superb and the outcome due primarily to the case that you put together … You were realistic, and incredibly supportive in what were very difficult times for me. You were recommended to me by a friend of mine, …, and getting in contact with you was probably the best decision I have made in many years.

Mr and Mrs Thwaites

"Extremely Professional"
We have known Marc for approximately three years and in this time he has provided legal advice on a number of complex matters. We have found Marc extremely professional at all times, his knowledge is exceptional and his advice has been invaluable. We find Marc is able to explain technical legal aspects in a language we can understand, and provides us with clear options that has truly helped in some challenging situations. We can highly recommend his services to anyone looking for professional legal support. We have grown to trust Marc over the past few years, and his advice has helped us to take significant positive steps forward in our lives during some difficult times.
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