As an expert in employment law, Jane advises both businesses and senior executives from a variety of different industries such as fitness, advertising and charities. Jane’s experience includes advising senior executives on navigating difficult situations in the workplace, negotiating an exit under a settlement agreement and defending against allegations of breaches of restrictive covenants. She assists businesses with implementing redundancies and restructures, the removal of senior/board level individuals and also deals with employment tribunal claims.
Jane also regularly trains HR and line managers on how to deal with difficult issues such as performance management and sickness absence.
- Settlement agreements
- Post-termination restrictions
- Employment tribunal claims
- Training HR and line managers on employment issues
- Discrimination claims
- Redundancies and restructures
- Removal of senior employees
- Acted for a financial services LLP in a dispute with two former members who were claiming unlawful expulsion and whistleblowing detriment (successfully mediated).
- Acted for a charity defending a claim for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.
- Acted for an acquisitive IT services company on all its employment issues.
- Acted for an individual on a confidentiality injunction (went to a preliminary hearing and was successfully mediated before trial).
- Advised a hotel owner/operator on the employment law implications of acquiring 50 hotels and advising on the process for consulting with staff and managing the acquisition.
- Advised a well-known individual in the film space about staff issues on his landed estate.
- Advised a founder CEO on his contentious departure from a gaming company.
- Advised a partner from a top-tier law firm facing allegations of sexual harassment, and negotiating the terms on which he remained at the firm.
- Advised a Principal at one of the Oxbridge Colleges on his employment dispute, which was resolved through mediation.
- Acted for three defendants in a High Court claim involving breach of restrictive covenants.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment: Senior Executives
Recognised as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 for Employment: Senior Executive
“Keystone has built up a strong employment law offering over the past 5 years. Jane Wheeler is excellent.” The Legal 500 2022
Recognised in Chambers UK 2021 for Employment: Senior Executives
Jane Wheeler routinely advises senior employees from a broad range of industries on matters including restrictive covenants, tribunal claims and dismissals. Market sources describe her as a lawyer who is “absolutely on top of her game,” adding: “She’s very calm under pressure and gives first-rate strategic advice.” Chambers UK 2020
Jane Wheeler acts for a range of senior executives and employers on matters such as contract termination, injunctions and disciplinary proceedings. Sources say: “She is an excellent and sensible lawyer who is hard-working and diligent.” Chambers UK 2019
Jane qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2019, she worked at the following firms:
- Hine Legal
- Travers Smith