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Jane Cotton, Legal Director

Jane Cotton

Legal Director

Practice areas

  • Employment law

Practice notes

Jane is a Legal Director in our Human Resources Practice Group. An experienced employment adviser, Jane advises on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious employment law, including redundancy, variation to terms of employment (including pension entitlement) and senior executive terminations across sectors including transport, manufacturing, retail and technology. She has particular expertise in complex restructuring and outsourcing and provides employment support on a range of transactions and arrangements involving the application of TUPE, in both public and private sectors. She advises on cross-border employment issues, including post-acquisition integration, and regularly project manages the collation of employment advice across a number of jurisdictions.

Jane's recent experience includes:

  • Advising a listed company regarding the employment and TUPE implications of a joint venture agreement with a local authority covering the management of its investment portfolio and the outsourcing of a number of maintenance services.
  • Advising a client in the transport sector in relation to the implementation of a smart ticketing project. The role involved advising on the TUPE implications of project documentation and drafting/negotiating the employment-related provisions.
  • Project managing provision of corporate, employment and pensions advice to a client in the technology sector in relation to the acquisition of parts of the business of a major competitor, involving advice in Canada, the US and a number of European jurisdictions.
  • Advising a client in the manufacturing sector in relation to the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme and the freezing of pensionable salary and the resulting threat of strike action.

Jane speaks regularly on a variety of employment topics at a both client and internal training courses and at employment conferences and is a member of the Employment Lawyer's Association.