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Introduction

Jude Shepherd is Head of the Employment Team at 42 Bedford Row. Her field of expertise embraces all aspects of employment law and she has extensive experience of dealing with complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

Jude is ranked as a leading junior in employment law by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.

Employment Law

In addition to her many appearances in the Employment Tribunals and 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 claims. 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 financial, transport, retail, education and public sectors.

Jude sits as a fee paid Employment Judge in the Employment Tribunals in Scotland.

Recent Cases

  • Sigismund v FCA – leading Charmaine Clubb as junior - judgment awaited
  • Linton v Search Education Trust 3301747/2020, read the judgment here.
  • Hancox v NFU and others 1304294/20, read the judgment here.
  • Hill v Lloyds Bank Plc UKEAT/0713/19, read the judgement here.
  • Igweike v TSB Bank Plc UKEAT/0119/19, read the judgment here.
  • Tily and Libberton-Rowe v London Underground 2202688/19 and 2203246/19, read the judgment here.
  • Dee v Suffolk County Council 3402052/2015 and UKEAT/0180/18, read the judgment here.
  • Hein v London Underground Ltd 2200289/18, read the judgment here.
  • Varvara v Pret a Manger 2204980/18, read the full judgment here.
  • Ibitoye v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 2303568/17 and 2302822/18, read the judgment here.
  • Murphy v London Underground Ltd 3329462/17, read the judgement here.
  • Dhanda v TSB 3400026/2017 and UKEAT/0294/17, read the judgement here.
  • Opoku v London Underground Ltd 3328554/17, read the judgment here.
  • Represented Alison Moss, Senior Probation Officer in the Leroy Campbell case, in her claims against the Probation Service

Areas of Expertise

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Professional memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
  • Employment Lawyer’s Association (ELA)
  • Industrial Law Society (ILS)
  • Member of the EAT's ELAAS scheme

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Published: 25th Jul 2016

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