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Jane Laidler

Senior Partner and Chairman

e: j.laidler@grm.co.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7242 0631

Jane heads our Corporate and Commercial Department and our Specialist Employment and Immigration Law Team.  She has a breadth of experience in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including discrimination and in Employment Tribunals through the full appeal process to the Supreme Court.  She advises employers and employees on complex employment issues and has special interest in the practical development of good management practices within the employment law framework. 

She was a Partner at Simmonds Church Smiles before it merged with GRM in 1999. 

In October 2013, she was elected to the Board of the International Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL) and appointed as a member of the Executive Board.


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • College of Law, Guildford, 1977
  • University of Leeds LLB (Hons), 1973
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the British Association for Sports Law 


  • BSSA Yearbook: Stormy Weather – Recent Developments and Future Direction in Employment Law
  • Parliamentary Brief: Proposed Changes in Divorce Law
  • Lloyds TSB Training Matters – Developments in Employment Law
  • UK Security Show – Contract Pitfalls: Practical Advice to Save Time and Money
  • IfSEC: The Changing Face of the Security Industry – Changes in the Legal Framework
  • Think London “Ask the Experts” – Recruitment and Employment in London
  • German Chamber of Commerce – Developments in Employment Law
  • Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Key Issues when Dismissing Employees in the UK
  • The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK – Employment Law to the Rescue?
  • International Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL) Conference – Labour Law Changes in response to Economic Developments
  • Regular employment seminars to clients and professional advisers
  • In-house employment law training to clients.

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