Tim Jones

Partner and Head of Employment Law

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"With over 35 years’ experience in resolving disputes I am able to identify the issues and find a solution swiftly”

I lead the employment law team at Higgs, who are all gifted lawyers and wonderful individuals to work with.

I enjoy variety and am a self confessed workaholic.

As an employment lawyer I deal with a wide variety of legal issues including tribunal litigation, advising upon employment protection issues including confidentiality provisions and restrictive covenants. I look after the day to day needs of many clients, helping them avoid the pitfalls that wait for those who do not need seek sound advice at the right time.

I have been a mediator for 25 years and relish the opportunity of being able to help parties who find themselves in litigation. I mediate all manner of commercial and business related disputes as well as employment and workplace issues.

I have trained many mediators on behalf of ADRg including the Chief Rabbi of the Westminster Synagogue and a Kings Counsel who acted in the Guantanamo Bay litigation in the USA.

I have a passion to help people who find themselves in difficulty.

I have studied Neuro Linguistical Programming and have a keen interest in understanding human psychology.

I have delivered training for CLT, MBL, Nottingham Law School, CIPD and many other organisations.

I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Birmingham Law Society, the Civil Mediation Council and the International Coaching Federation, amongst others.

  • I have acted on claims before the Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • I have acted as advocate in multi-day discrimination and whistleblowing claims;
  • I have successfully helped companies enforce restrictive covenants against former employees.

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Family, Liverpool Football Club, music, comedy

Favourite place

Liverpool or Edinburgh at festival time

Favourite film

A Few Good Men

Favourite quote

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”

"Tim Jones is adept at handling a variety of employment issues and offers a comprehensive range of services to his client base. Of note is his work on tribunal claims, senior exits and HR training.”

Chambers and Partners

“a walking encyclopaedia on employment law”. Someone who “leaves no stone unturned” and shows “genuine empathy”

Chambers and Partners

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