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Fflur Jones

Fflur Jones
DDI: 029 2082 9117
fjones@darwingray.com
Qualified
2003
Education
  • Ysgol Y Berwyn, Y Bala
  • Cambridge University
  • University College London
  • The College of Law, London

Fflur joined Darwin Gray following qualification at Eversheds in 2003. In 2008 she was made an Associate, and on 1 April 2010 she became a partner at the firm.

Fflur specializes in employment law and acts on behalf of businesses, public sector organisations and private clients in all areas of employment law including negotiating both entrance and exit packages on behalf of companies, executives, and directors, and advises businesses on large scale redundancies, unfair dismissal and all aspects of discrimination law. She has advised several senior executives on their Employment Tribunal claims and exit packages from City and media employers such as MTV Networks, Weil Gotshal & Manges, The Taylor Maxwell Group, Macquarie Group, BNP Paribas, and Fitch Ratings Ltd.

Fflur also provides advice and training on a full range of non-contentious work such as advising on equal opportunities, Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) transfers, the impact of the Working Time Regulations, contracts of employment and handbooks, directors’ service agreements and share option agreements. She also provides advice on the employment law aspects of corporate deals undertaken by Darwin Gray.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Fflur has given a number of training seminars on employment and business law in both English and in Welsh, and undertakes her own advocacy at Tribunal. She also lectures on Bangor University’s Employment Tribunal Skills and Discrimination Law Course.

During her career at Darwin Gray, Fflur has developed a specialism in discrimination work, having built on the experiences she gained on secondment at Russell Jones and Walker where she worked with Barry Clarke and represented police officers in a variety of race, sex, disability and sexual orientation claims against the police service. She now regularly acts for individuals and companies alike in complex discrimination cases, including many pregnancy and maternity related discrimination cases.

In 2007 Fflur was the recipient of the Law Society's Young Lawyer Pro Bono award for small firms for her work with Welsh charity Asylum Justice. She also gives regular pro bono legal advice on employment law issues at Cardiff Law Centre, and often contributes to programmes on Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and BBC Cymru Wales on employment law topics.

Examples of work undertaken

Employment and HR

  • Advised companies on large scale TUPE transfers and ensuing redundancies, including dealing with elected representatives in collective consultation exercises
  • Represented senior executives on claims ensuing from their departure from City and Media companies, including several complex discrimination claims
  • Represented police officers in a test case equal pay claim
  • Represented individuals in their claims to the Employment Tribunal through the medium of Welsh
  • Successfully acted for companies and individuals alike on contentious issues arising from the scope of restrictive covenants’ in employees contracts of employment
  • Successfully acted for companies and individuals alike in unfair dismissal claims, breach of contract, discrimination claims, and claims arising under TUPE

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association
Director, Asylum Justice
Board member, Welsh National Opera

Interests

Fflur enjoys singing, reading and outdoor activities. She also plays the piano and harp.

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