Jennifer Maxwell-Harris

Jennifer Maxwell-Harris qualified in 2001 and joined Joelson’s employment team in 2007, becoming a partner in 2011.

Jennifer is Pro Chancellor and Deputy Chair of Council at Loughborough University. Her hobbies include sailing and archaeology.


Jennifer advises employers and senior employees on all aspects of employment relationships including: employment contracts, bonuses and employee incentives, redundancy situations, dismissals, settlement agreements, and employment law issues in relation to buying and selling businesses. She also acts for employers and individuals in Employment Tribunal and Court matters, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination claims. Jennifer also advises directors and trustees of incorporated and non-incorporated entities on governance, including directors’ duties and obligations.

Key transactions include

  • Advising senior executives on severance packages, including bonus and stock options.
  • Advising senior management teams on the employment aspects in private equity transactions.
  • Advising sellers or buyers on the transfer of the workforce in business and share acquisitions.

In addition to her employment law practice Jennifer also advises on immigration and the team assists businesses and individual’s business and work visas for the United Kingdom.

Jennifer Maxwell-Harris is recognised in Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and is described:

…”Jennifer Maxwell-Harris gets great results.” 2024

…”Jennifer Maxwell-Harris is a real star. She’s a great lawyer, with a practical head, and a calm, calming and persuasive manner.” 2024

…”exceptional in defending her client’s interests and ensuring the best outcome for them, even in the most challenging situations. She is measured, calm under pressure and great to deal with.” 2023

…”Jennifer Maxwell-Harris has real insight into the law, and how to use it for achieving practical goals.” 2023

…”an absolute standout. She’s wonderful to work with. She’s smart, detailed, committed, sensible, highly persuasive, and reasonably priced.” 2023


The team is also recognised:

…”Joelson is very well placed to service the mid-market of commercial litigation.” 2024

…”Combining excellent partner and senior associate input, the firm is able to act swiftly and effectively on disputes.” 2024

…”They take the time to understand the business and work with clients.” 2024

…”Excellent client service and support, and they are knowledgeable and give realistic expectations.” 2024

…”The team is friendly, approachable, proactive, efficient, effective, and good value for money.” 2024

…”Great strength in mid-market claims, bringing considerable expertise to such disputes.” 2023

…”It is a very well-coordinated team, in which work is always conducted at the appropriate level, and optimal from a costs perspective.” 2023

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