"She is brilliance in action: her attention to detail is second to none, she works seamlessly as part of our team to support the clients, and she goes above and beyond and achieve fantastic results." "She gives clear and considered advice, she is very responsive throughout a case and she is a strong advocate in court." Chambers and Partners 2022
"Jude has a very reassuring presence, and is excellent on strategy and responsive throughout the progress of a case. Jude is great with clients and a pleasure to work with." Legal 500 2022
"She is really fantastic; clients love her down-to-earth and tenacious approach." "She's very accomplished and a great all-rounder." Chambers and Partners 2021
"Able to identify the crux of a case and isn’t afraid to take a robust approach to litigation. She is incredibly down to earth and builds a great rapport with clients." Legal 500 2021
Jude Shepherd is Head of the Employment Team at 42 Bedford Row and practises exclusively in employment law. Her field of expertise embraces all aspects of employment law and she has extensive experience of dealing with complex discrimination claims.
Jude is ranked as a leading junior in employment law by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.
In addition to her many appearances in the Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal and higher appellate courts, she also regularly advises organisations on how to avoid litigation in this increasingly complex field of law. Jude prides herself on taking a partnership approach to resolving problems with her clients. She also regularly provides training for lay and professional clients and can tailor training courses for any client’s needs.
Jude is often commended for her pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving with her cases, not just during litigation but also in resolving conflict in the workplace before litigation. Her instructing solicitors often comment on the team approach that she takes to get her clients the best possible results.
Jude has been instructed by a wide variety of clients and has a particularly strong following from clients in the transport, retail, education and public sectors.
Jude sits as an Employment Judge in the Scottish Employment Tribunal.