Marc Jones


Marc Jones

Legal 500 (2022) - Leading IndividualRanked in Chambers UK (2022)

Recommended as a leading individual in the Legal 500 2022 Ed, and Ranked in Chambers and Partners.

‘Marc Jones is a remarkably talented, experienced and professional partner. He can assimilate information quickly and cut through the noise to offer pragmatic, balanced and tailored advice to suit our specific challenges. We have never had any challenges bounce back to us on decisions we have made using the advice given by Marc.’
Legal 500 2022 Ed.

‘The service that you provided was superb and the outcome due primarily to the case that you put together … You were realistic, and incredibly supportive in what were very difficult times for me. You were recommended to me by a friend of mine, …, and getting in contact with you was probably the best decision I have made in many years.’
Mr P Wells

‘He knows what he’s doing, his theoretical knowledge is excellent, he is very contactable, keeps us informed, he’s very approachable, and we have a very good working relationship with him.’
Mr R Pike – HR Manager

‘The training was professionally delivered but was delivered in clear (non-legal), easily understandable sections. The Q & A feedback was very helpful. Marc Jones addressed all our questions and queries promptly and the presentation was pitched perfectly.’
Mr T Williams – Training and Development Manager

‘We have known Marc for approximately three years and in this time he has provided legal advice on a number of complex matters. We have found Marc extremely professional at all times, his knowledge is exceptional and his advice has been invaluable. We find Marc is able to explain technical legal aspects in a language we can understand, and provides us with clear options that has truly helped in some challenging situations. We can highly recommend his services to anyone looking for professional legal support. We have grown to trust Marc over the past few years, and his advice has helped us to take significant positive steps forward in our lives during some difficult times.’
Mr and Mrs Thwaites


Consultant Solicitor
Employment Law

email marc.jones@paddleandcocks.co.uk
London 0203 7456535 · Truro 01872 672072

Marc has practised as a solicitor and specialised in employment law for over 20 years.

He has been ranked and recommended in legal publications as a leading employment law solicitor: see Professional Accolades.

He qualified as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor.

He has been a partner in four previous of firms of solicitors and head of department in three of them.

Marc advises on all areas of employment law and human resources, including:

  • settlement agreements
  • protected conversations
  • Acas early conciliation
  • employment tribunal claims
  • unfair dismissal
  • wrongful dismissal
  • constructive dismissal
  • redundancy
  • transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
  • protected disclosures (whistleblowing)
  • flexible working
  • restrictive covenants
  • employment data protection
  • IR35
  • age disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation discrimination
  • discrimination arising from disability
  • duty to make adjustments
  • harassment
  • victimisation
  • equal pay

Marc acts for individuals (directors, employees, workers, partners and independent contractors) and businesses (multinational companies, public limited companies, small to medium-sized enterprises, public sector bodies and charities). This has included both employment and commercial related disputes in employment tribunals, county courts and the High Court.

He has acted as a solicitor/advocate in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Some of these cases have been reported in the media.

He provides board-level advice to companies and advises legal counsel and HR directors of multi-nationals.

Marc is sought out by individuals and businesses for his experience and is a trusted adviser to them. His clients praise him for his prompt and commercial approach in dealing with their issues.
He is an Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (ELAAS) representative and is on the management committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Marc is the Editor of ELA Briefing and is a qualified workplace mediator.

Marc was also the President of the Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce.

Notable cases

He has been involved with several leading and high-profile cases:

  • Consignia plc v Sealy (Court of Appeal) – unfair dismissal
  • Heath v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Court of Appeal) – sex discrimination
  • Hydra Plc and others v Anastasi and others (High Court) – restrictive covenants
  • Bolton School v Evans (Court of Appeal) – whistleblowing
  • Venniri v Autodex Ltd (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – unfair dismissal
  • Ashcroft v Haberdashers Aske’s Boys School (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – unfair dismissal
  • Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd (Court of Appeal) – unfair dismissal
  • Hale v Dentons UKMEA Legal Services (employment tribunal) – pregnancy and maternity discrimination
  • Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd (Court of Appeal) – working time
  • 1) Mr D Kocur 2) Ms C Roberts v 1) Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd 2) Royal Mail Group Ltd – agency workers

 

Professional accolades

Marc is ranked in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and described as: ‘open and friendly’; ‘a strong problem solver’; ‘prompt to respond’; ‘always honest with his feedback’ (2013) ‘straightforward approach as well as being passionate and committed’ (2014) ‘… responsive, provides commercially tuned advice rather than just legal terminology …’ (2015) ‘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) ‘He gives 100% to get the best results for his clients and has an eye for detail.’ (2017) ‘… 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) ‘extremely knowledgeable’ (2019) ‘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) ‘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) ‘responsive, efficient and customer-focused’ (2022)

He is recommended in the Legal 500 and described as: a ‘tenacious litigator’ (2011) ‘very professional’ (2012) an ‘accomplished advocate’ (2013) ‘100% committed’ (2015) ‘at the top of his game – bright, responsive, commercial and cares passionately about delivering value to his clients’ (2017) ‘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) ‘Marc Jones has offered sound advice and I have been impressed with his openness to discuss the issues we have raised.’ (2022)

He was named in the two editions of Super Lawyers UK (2013) and (2014) as one of the top solicitors in London for employment law.

He is recommended in Acritas Stars™ and Thomson Reuters as a stand-out lawyer in private practice (2021) and (2022)

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