• He has a very calm and practical approach.... A bastion of clarity, good advice and support

    Chambers UK 2021

  • A skilled practitioner known for his astute representation of senior executives.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • He's an excellent legal strategist, and his breadth of reference is outstanding... He does an incredible job.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • He's very smart and very commercial

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Recognised as a Key Lawyer

    Legal 500 2020

  • Paul Jennings has 'a wealth of experience'

    Legal 500 2018

  • Paul Jennings is a complete rock-star. Lightning quick mind, commercially astute, very responsive and definitely the person you want in your corner

    Legal 500 2021

  • Calm and reassuring, he sets out options clearly and in a jargon-free way allowing people to make a clear and informed choice.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Paul Jennings is recommended for 'class actions and test cases'

    Legal 500 2018

  • Paul Jennings is ‘responsive, commercial and scintillatingly bright’

    Legal 500 2017


I advise companies, charities, LLPs and senior executives on all aspects of employment and partnership law.


My day-to-day practice involves dealing with the full range of employment law and partnership issues. This can range from negotiating complex contracts to pursuing and defending high-value claims. 

I have a particular interest and expertise in the law on status and discrimination having fought a numbering of the defining cases in these areas.

My clients include PLCs, international charities, media and technology businesses, senior executives and start-ups.

I have been recognised for a number of years as a leader in the field of employment law by the leading legal directories and frequently provide commentary for television and news media. I regularly speak at HR and legal conferences and I oversee the employment team’s annual seminar programme.

  • I have experience in successfully fighting landmark status cases in the Court of Appeal.
  • I acted for an international hedge fund on all its UK litigation including high-value Tribunal litigation. I also support this client with day-to-day employment, partnership and related regulatory advice.
  • I represent senior executives in complex negotiations, as well as Tribunal and High Court litigation.

Qualifications and career

  • LLB (Hons) Law, LPC and post-graduate advanced award
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 2007
  • Practised at Eversheds LLP
  • Joined Bates Wells in 2011

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association Training Committee
  • Member of the Industrial Law Society
  • Featured in The Lawyer’s 2019 Hot 100 list