Marc is a highly experienced, pragmatic and commercially minded employment lawyer and a qualified workplace mediator. He advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and human resources issues.
Marc has been practising employment law for over 20 years. He started out as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor taking on head of department and partner roles in and around London. Marc is editor of the Employment Lawyers Association’s ELA Briefing and sits on the Association’s management committee.
Marc provides non-contentious support for businesses – drafting employment law contracts and policies, advising on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions and re-orgs as well as staff data protection and IR35 compliance. He also supports businesses and individuals on contentious matters ranging from TUPE and boardroom disputes to enforcement of restrictive covenants and discrimination cases.
Marc has acted as solicitor/advocate for many clients in both employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has also acted as solicitor/advocate (with leave) in the Court of Appeal in Consignia Plc v Sealy – the leading unfair dismissal case on time limits. Other notable cases that Marc has been involved in include Hydra Plc and others v Anastasi and others (High Court – restrictive covenants), Ashcroft v Haberdashers Aske’s Boys School (Employment Appeal Tribunal – unfair dismissal) and Venniri v Autodex Ltd (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – unfair dismissal.
Marc has been ranked in Chambers and Partners:
‘Marc Jones is very accomplished.’ (2023)
‘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)
Marc has been recommended in The Legal 500:
‘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)