Jane Fielding

Biography

Jane is Head of the Employment, Labour & Equalities at Gowling WLG (formerly Wragge Lawrence Graham) and has over 20 years' experience advising international and UK clients on the full spectrum of employment law. She has particular specialisms in business re-organisations, industrial relations issues and equal pay and discrimination taking various claims to the EAT and Court of Appeal, including successfully resisting one of the very few claims on interim relief for dismissal for trade union activities and securing EAT guidance on the test to be applied in considering granting relief from sanctions following a strike out. Jane advises clients in the automotive, wider manufacturing and engineering sectors at all levels of the supply chain, local authorities and other public sector bodies such as NDPBs and Regulators, construction and logistics companies and financial services organisations. Whatever the issue, Jane's creative and open-minded approach allows her to help clients find commercial solutions to workforce issues, not always purely legal. As head of her team, Jane has direct experience of managing people at a range of levels, meaning she can see things as an employer, as well as a lawyer. She understands the practical difficulties that can happen when translating advice into practice, and can draw on first-hand experience when advising.

Contact details

0370 733 0624

Areas of Practice

Employment

Year Qualified

1994

Education

BA Classics & Modern Languages, Lincoln College, Oxford
LLM European Union Law, University of Leicester

Memberships

ELA
EELA
IBA