Sian Jackson

Sian Jackson

Principal Associate

  • Birmingham
  • +(44)(0)12456 8032
  • +(44)(0)7747 218585
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What can Sian do for you?

Sian has 15 years’ experience of advising on employment law matters ranging from large-scale restructures and contractual changes to industrial disputes and defending complex tribunal claims for discrimination. Prior to joining the firm, Sian worked as an in-house employment lawyer and then as head of HR for Strategic Projects at a Russell Group University.

Supporting your people strategy

Sian specialises in the education and research sector. She has experience and a particular interest in international work.

Sian's recent work has included supporting organisations with:  ​

  • Ensuring legal compliance for their increasingly global workforce
  • The staffing aspects of international partnerships and collaborations
  • Large-scale restructures and changes to terms and conditions including trade union consultation
  • Grievances and sensitive disciplinary cases including involving safeguarding, funders and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Auditing and analysing the use of an hourly paid workers to reduce their reliance and developing a new framework for engagement
  • Defending complex tribunal claims for discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE. 
  • The revision of their contractual pay and reward structure to assist with global recruitment and retention challenges
  • Simplification of  employment policies and contracts to ensure that they were fit for purpose
  • Development of a framework for staffing for a new international campus
  • Advising on academic freedom and freedom of speech and clash with other rights, such as harassment or discrimination.
  • Advising on sexual misconduct cases, policies and procedures in compliance with OfS expectations.

What do others say?

"Sian is a pleasure to work with - knowledgeable, experienced and pragmatic, with an excellent understanding of what works in practice."

Sian was named as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 2023.

What else should you know?

Sian's just completed her Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) Level 7 qualification.  

Between studying and working, Sian bakes, runs, drinks wine and tries to keep her two young children away from iPads (with varied success).


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