Polly Jeanneret

Polly Jeanneret

Areas of expertise:
Delivers specialist knowledge on employment and HR law including hiring, dismissals, managing redundancies, discrimination law, best practice, employment audits, restrictions and confidentiality, management training, moving jobs, new contracts and handbooks; managing difficult workplace situations from either employer or employee perspective.

What do you focus on for your clients

I solve client’s employment and HR problems, assisting both businesses and individuals on difficult workplace situations, redundancies and other dismissals. I give clients advice on HR best practice, contracts and handbooks, as well as on under-performance, misconduct, TUPE. I carry out employment audits and work with clients across a range of sectors.

Tell us about your professional background

I spent over ten years at City law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys before joining Halebury in 2007. I have advised financial services organisations, business consultancies, estate offices, new brands, technology businesses, as well as helping employees and executives.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I work in partnership with the board, the senior management team or HR/financial professionals to resolve issues and improve workplaces. If I am working with an individual, I will work creatively with them to improve their situation in the workplace. I am also a professional law and current affairs writer under the name of Polly Botsford contributing to Legal Practice Magazine, Legal Cheek and other online and print publications. I am currently engaging with a number of legal academics to bring their work to the general public.

As the legal landscape continues to evolve, so does the role of the lawyer. Janvi Patel writes for the Elevate blog on the shift to a third career path, the future of work and a new breed of multidisciplinary lawyer. To read the piece in full, head over to the Elevate blog: https://elevateservices.com/third-career-path/ If you […]
04 June 2019
Halebury Co-founder Janvi Patel: Last week, I received an Honorary Doctorate from my old college, the University of Law. As part of the ceremony, I had the opportunity to address this year’s law graduates and talk about my career journey and lessons learned. It seems like only yesterday I was in their shoes. I could […]
08 May 2019

Polly engages in our business to understand what we need. She is always flexible and always committed to us.