Leading Essex Law firm Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolyon Berry Ltd as a new partner in the firm. Employment Solicitor Jolyon, the director of Jolyon Berry Ltd, has joined the TSP Business Services Team and brings the total number of partners at the expanding Colchester and Clacton-based firm to 12.

Jolyon started his career at a Magic Circle firm and joins the TSP Employment law team from Birketts where he has been a partner since 2006. He has over 18 years’ experience and advises clients on all aspects of Employment Law, delivering solutions-based advice and supporting clients in the day-to-day management of their people, legal issues and risk. Working on a strategic and operational level on both contentious and non-contentious matters his work includes advising on contracts of employment, disciplinary procedures, the enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment policies and procedures and settlement agreements. He is a trained commercial mediator and makes effective use of these skills assisting employers with employment disputes, in the workplace and in the boardroom, and is particularly experienced in the defence of employers facing claims in employment tribunals. Clients also regularly seek Jolyon’s advice on the management of collective consultation projects prior to a work relocation, redundancies or transfers of employment.

Jolyon Berry

He frequently delivers in-house training as well as hosting regular seminars for clients and HR professionals on the ever-changing area of Employment law. Whilst he is based in TSP’s Colchester office Jolyon regularly travels to meet clients and prospective clients at their business premises.

Jolyon says “I am delighted to join a Top Tier Employment team in such a forward-thinking and dynamic firm. I have long-admired TSP and its Business Services team and am well aware of its reputation for offering an effective service for clients. I am really looking forward to helping it build on its current success and expect that my background and experience will fit well with and complement the firm.”

TSP Senior Partner, Mary Anne Fedeyko, adds “The TSP Employment Law team is an integral part of the holistic service for business that TSP offers its clients. The addition of Jolyon’s wealth of experience and expertise will be a huge asset to the team as we continue to grow. On behalf of the Partners and staff at Thompson Smith and Puxon I would like to welcome Jolyon to the firm and wish him every success in his new role with us.”

The Thompson Smith and Puxon Employment Law team is a Legal 500 [UK 2018] Top Tier practice in the Essex region, one of only three firms to be awarded this much sought-after recommendation. If you would like to talk to Jolyon or one of his colleagues in the Employment Law team they can be contacted on 01206 574431 or by emailing info@tsplegal.com