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Jane Byford - Partner at VWV

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0121 227 3712

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How Can Jane Help You?

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.

Meeting Your Needs

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.

What Others Say UK recommended lawyer 2016CP Ranked Jane Byford 2016

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'.'

"She is easy to work with and has in-depth knowledge."  Chambers & Partners client quote
 
"I find Jane very approachable and she explains the legal side in everyday language. (...) her support and advice is invaluable." Claire Owen, HR Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet

"Best in class support, advice and representation at all levels and stages." Cathy Abu, University of Bedfordshire

What You Might Like to Know

  • Jane has considerable experience of providing client training and is a regular speaker at seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • She co-authored Workplace Stress: Law and Practice (Law Society, 2003)
  • She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
  • Jane loves all things Italian and enjoys holidaying in Sicily.