Jayne Harrison, employment solicitor and head of employment law at Richard Nelson LLP

Jayne Harrison


Jayne joined Richard Nelson LLP on 28 August 2018 as a partner and head of the employment law department. She trained at a top 100 law firm. For the last 13 years Jayne was a partner and head of the employment department at Chattertons then at Cleggs Solicitors. Jayne represents employees and specialises in representing professional such as teachers, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and those in regulated industries.

Jayne also represents all manner of employers from large PLCs to small businesses. Jayne advises on all areas of employment law including tribunal advocacy, discrimination, dismissals, contracts of employment, staff handbooks, TUPE, settlement agreements, grievances and disciplinaries. Jayne was noted in the Legal 500 for her experience in employment law.

Jayne knows that it is vital to get to know clients and their objectives. She understands how embittered parties can feel when employment tribunal proceedings are started. Jayne has dealt with cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunals through to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Two of Jayne’s cases, heard in the Employment Tribunal and Court of Appeal, were reported and are still cited by Judges and solicitors today.

What Others Say

I have been very happy with the help and representation I have received from Jayne. I would highly recommend her and the firm to people I know and, should anything come up in the future, then I would also return. She made everything easy to understand during a very difficult time and I am eternally grateful. Thank you.

A client

Once I found out my case was going to employment tribunal I felt overwhelmed and not sure how to navigate through the whole process. Thankfully Jayne Harrison agreed to represent me and went on to advocate for me throughout, providing consistent support and ultimately ensuring an outcome even better than I had hoped for. I would thoroughly recommend the services of Richard Nelson.

A client

Whilst working as a teacher in London, I found myself unsupported by my teaching union and in
need good legal advice when suddenly faced with a Disciplinary Hearing, and a possible
Summary Dismissal. Jayne Harrison, at Richard Nelson, proved to be approachable, sympathetic,
and very supportive. Jayne took the time to listen to all of my concerns, and answer all the
questions I had about the likelihood of disproving a charge that could well have ended my career,
and about a disciplinary process that was entirely unknown to me. Jayne provided the advice,
support and expertise that was not forthcoming from my union representative, but without which I
would almost certainly not have been returned to work. The advice given was invaluable.


I am writing to thank you for all the hard work you have done over the past two years. You have patiently answered all my questions, and supported me through a difficult and stressful process. I am delighted with the outcome of the work you did for me. Thank you very much, Jayne.

A client