Jennifer is an England and Wales qualified lawyer within the Employment & Incentives practice. She advises clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including recruitment, employee on-boarding (together with immigration considerations), contract drafting, company policies, performance management, investigations, disciplinary proceedings, mutual separation, termination, restrictive covenants, Emiratization and discrimination. She has extensive experience in providing HR advisory services both onshore, across the UAE’s free zones (including DIFC and ADGM), and the wider Gulf region.

Prior to moving to UAE, Jennifer was a criminal defence specialist, representing clients charged with serious crimes across the courts of England and Wales.

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Thought Leadership

  • Delivering seminars and training sessions on the new UAE Labour Law (due to come into effect on 2 February 2022).

Recent Experience

  • Supporting a multinational software company with employment and immigration aspects of its UAE incorporation, including drafting employment contracts and advising in respect of on-boarding requirements.
  • Assisting a large UAE company with a complex internal investigation into allegations of corruption.
  • Assisting a company in the transport industry in a multinational merger, resulting in the company’s Dubai-based entity becoming the first Middle East $1.5 billion unicorn to list on Nasdaq US.
  • Supporting a multinational communications company in a contentious matter involving cross-border claims of sexual harassment.
  • Advising an overseas government agency on the vaccination of the workforce in UAE in light of the COVID19 pandemic.
  • Advising an international bank in relation to the termination of UAE national employees.


  • English


2010 – Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School

2010 – Bachelor of Law, Nottingham Trent University

2009 – Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School

2007 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Philosophy and Theology, Durham University


2012 – Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales