With over 20 years' experience of advising employers on all aspects of employment law, Jane specialises in complex employment litigation, particularly discrimination issues and advising on strategic HR projects, including redundancies and restructurings, mergers and collaborations, and senior recruitments and terminations. She advises commercial and charity clients but has developed a special interest and expertise in advising universities and FE colleges on employment issues.
Coronavirus and Brexit pose many financial challenges to universities. Jane can confidently support you through the HR aspects of these challenges and guide you through any strategic decisions you make.
Jane is commended for her practical, no nonsense approach and her experience means that she can guide employers through the most sensitive and complex employment and HR issues providing solutions that really work on the ground.
Year of qualification - 1994
Chambers & Partners says that Jane 'is highly regarded for her in-depth knowledge of the education sector and for her skills as a litigator. She is applauded for her wise and practical approach, with one source commenting: 'She would never simply say what you want to hear; she deals sensitively and with emotional intelligence in an area where understanding people is vital'.'
"Jane Byford is excellent, really knowledgeable and acessible." - Legal 500 2024
"Jane Byford's advice is clear, practical and responsive." - Chambers & Partners 2024
"Jane is friendly and professional." - Chambers & Partners 2024