Jenny Okafor-Jones

Jenny Okafor-Jones

Partner (Barrister); Head of Employment

Direct Dial: +44 (0)1242 216259
Mobile: +44 (0)7816 969 492
Email: jjones@hcrlaw.com


Jenny is a specialist employment law barrister with over 20 years’ experience. She began her career as a barrister at No. 5 Chambers in Birmingham, during which time she was repeatedly recommended in the legal press and Chambers & Partners as a “leader” in employment law.

After a period as an in-house barrister at national firm Mills & Reeve, Jenny joined Plexus Law, where she set up and led the firm’s employment law department. In 2011, Jenny brought her team to Harrison Clark in a major move to expand the firm’s employment and HR service.

Known for her “pragmatic and insightful” advice to employers, Jenny is proficient in all areas of employment law and has particular expertise in equal pay, discrimination and whistleblowing. She is regularly called upon to give strategic board-level HR advice to businesses and public sector organisations.

Jenny is also a Director of  Eagle HR, Harrison Clark Rickerbys HR consultancy business and sits part-time as an Employment Judge, an appointment she has held since 2004.

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Testimonials

Jenny Jones – Employment

I was looking around for a good employment lawyer and  Jenny Jones at HCR Law was personally recommended to me by a colleague.   She was absolutely fantastic – she saw me almost immediately, explained my rights to me clearly and concisely, kept me up to date on progress and as soon as there was anything to tell me she got in touch and within a few weeks it was all sorted. She did everything that she had promised to do and got me the outcome I wanted.  I have no hesitation in recommending Jenny and the team at HCR.  Without them, I do not know what would have happened to me.

Sharon Moore, local government director

Employment – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys recruited Simon Gilmour from Shakespeare Martineau LLP, and he now heads the department jointly with Claire Thompson and Jenny Jones. The team has acted for Red Bull, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Mizuno Corporation and Morgan Motor Company.

Employment – M4 corridor and Gloucestershire: Legal 500 Rankings

Kristine Scott led on investigations into allegations of sexual harassment for educational clients. Barrister Jenny Jones heads the practice.

Jenny Jones – Chambers and Partners 2016

Jenny Jones leads the firm’s employment department.

Jenny Jones – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Jenny Jones is recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Employment – NHS

I wanted to thank Jenny and Stephenie for all of your support and help with my situation and know that I wouldn’t be starting a new job if it hadn’t been for you.

You were both wonderful, supportive and wouldn’t have got through everything without you.

NHS Senior Locality Manager

Jenny Jones – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ clients include several large public bodies. Jenny Jones is ‘very shrewd and clever, extremely hardworking and very pleasant to deal with’.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Employment – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ clients include several large public bodies. Jenny Jones is ‘very shrewd and clever, extremely hardworking and very pleasant to deal with’, and Michael Stokes is ‘hugely experienced, thoughtful and wise’. Matt Jenkin joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in July 2013, and has a particular focus on restructuring and transfers, post-termination restrictions and senior executive disputes and terminations.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Employment – NHS

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your support with this weeks case, your professionalism is second to none and your personable approach made the process much easier than I had anticipated.

NHS Service Manager

Employment – NHS

The case was very difficult for me personally and professionally. That said, you made the process far more digestible than I had anticipated and your support throughout has been fantastic.

NHS Manager

Jenny Jones – Legal 500 2012

“Jenny Jones is the new head of department at Harrison Clark, having moved from Plexus Law. The wide-ranging practice includes a considerable portfolio of public sector respondent matters. Key clients include Dudley MBC and Morgan Motor Company.”

Legal 500 2012


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