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Jo Cullen

Head of Employment
Employment Department
Jo Cullen
Jo Cullen


Jo joined Edwards Duthie Shamash in December 2022 as Head of the Employment Team.  Jo qualified as a solicitor in 2006 in civil litigation and employment and since 2011 has specialised in employment law.  Jo’s practice covers a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters for both employee and employer clients from a variety of sectors. 

Areas of expertise include:

For employees:

  • Advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures including appeals
  • Advising on discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing
  • Interpreting and negotiating post termination restrictions
  • Advising on the redundancy process
  • Advising on challenges by the employer on performance or sickness absence
  • Negotiating and advising on settlement agreements
  • Advising and representing on employment tribunal for claims such as unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination or whistleblowing claims including early conciliation and judicial mediation

For employers:

  • Advising and drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • General HR support including sickness and performance management
  • Advising on internal investigations
  • Providing support with privacy and personal data in the workplace
  • Advising on the termination of employment, including terminations involving senior executives
  • Enforcing post termination restrictions against former employees and taking action against breaches of confidentiality to protect the business
  • Representing against claims from employees/former employees in the employment tribunal or courts
  • Advice on redundancy and business restructuring including TUPE
  • In house training on HR policies and procedures and employment law

Jo is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Client Reviews

“Jo is someone you should absolutely have on your side when it comes to employment law. I appreciated Jo's knowledge and counsel, she was a pleasure to deal with, a professional, and a communicative person. She was a reassuring point of contact for all legal questions and was fast to respond in an emergency situation which put me at ease. Thank you Jo, you have helped me achieve a good result during a very stressful time.”
— Client of Jo Cullen


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