Viewing: Employment for Jack Feeny

Jack has been ranked as a leader in the field for employment law by Chambers and Partners since 2016. His current directory entry describes him as “technically excellent” and “meticulous”.
Jack is regularly instructed to act on behalf of FTSE-100 companies and international corporations in retail, manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, sport, leisure and energy. He also has a busy public sector practice, acting on behalf of the Government, local authorities, and NHS Trusts.
Jack has for many years been instructed to represent police officers in claims arising out of equality and employment disputes in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. As a result, he has a detailed knowledge of police law and other public law issues including pension appeals, judicial review, and claims under the Human Rights Act.
He acts and advises both employers and employees in High Court actions for injunctive relief arising out of restrictive covenants and misuse of confidential information.
He regularly appears in the EAT and Court of Appeal and he has been involved in a number of significant cases including direct discrimination because of perceived rather than actual disability, pension loss and grossing up, and recovery of fees.
Jack also has experience of acting in professional discipline proceedings.
In addition to his court work, Jack is often instructed in pre-litigation matters including advising on compromise agreements, handling internal grievance and disciplinary proceedings, drafting policy documents, and providing internal training.
Jack is registered for direct access.
"Jack's approach is collaborative, supportive and not patronising. He explains complex legal issues succinctly and in an easily digestible way and ensuring they feel well-supported."
Legal 500 2022
"He's very personable, gets on with clients well and builds up a good relationship." "An excellent all-round choice as an employment barrister. He's proactive, gets to grips with the issues and is easy to work with."
Chambers UK 2022
“He is professional and effective.” “He is very competent and knowledgeable, and punches above his weight.” “He is diligent and brilliant with clients.”
Chambers UK 2021
“Technically excellent.” “Meticulous, on top of the issues and in court is able to go in at the right time with the pertinent points.”
Chambers UK 2020
“An excellent counsel. Very personable and approachable.” “Very user-friendly.”
Chambers UK 2019
“I find him to be a very approachable, friendly and knowledgeable barrister. The cases in question have led to a number of complicated issues, and he has always been at my disposal for queries and concerns. He’s also technically astute and grasps the issues quickly.” “His strength is his technical ability in difficult circumstances.”
Chambers UK 2018
“He is not afraid to tackle difficult situations and challenge the evidence of the other side.” “He presents his advocacy in a very calm and well-prepared manner and he never fails to make his points clearly.”
Chambers UK 2017
“He’s knowledgeable, relaxed and he’s quick on his feet.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
R (on the application of White) v Police Medical Appeal Board [2022] EWHC 385 (Admin)
Judicial review claim on the test for injury awards under the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police v. Aston & Others UKEAT/0304/19/RN
Appeal on whistleblowing protection for police officers
The Chief Constable of Norfolk Police v. Coffey [2019] IRLR 805
Authority on direct discrimination because of perceived disability
Aziz v. The Fremantle Trust (a charity limited by guarantee) [2018] EWCA Civ 2605
Appeal on contractual mobility clauses and unfair dismissal
Mirek v. Graysons Automotive Services UKEAT/0198/18/RN
Appeal on conduct extending over time in discrimination claims
Look Ahead Housing and Care Ltd v. Chetty (No 2) [2015] I.C.R. 375
Authority on recovery of EAT fees
The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police v. Erichsen UKEAT/0027/15/BA
Appeal on remedy in discrimination claims including pension loss and grossing up
Campbell v. Lehman Bros and Huw Merriman MP ET/3201598/2014
Claim for sexual harassment against a Tory MP, reported in the national press
Look Ahead Housing and Care Ltd v. Chetty (No 1) UKEAT/0441/13/MC
Appeal on unfair dismissal and race discrimination
Davies v. The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police ET/2700204/2013
Represented a police officer in a claim for institutionalised racism against Travellers, reported in the national press
Jack is a member of the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
Jack has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel for 2019 to 2023.
Jack sits as a fee paid judge in the Employment Tribunal (England and Wales)

Latest News & Publications

In R (White) v Police Medical Appeal Board [2022] EWHC 385 (Admin) the High Court today handed down guidance on the test to be applied when police officers claim for injury awards under the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 (“2006 Regulations”) following an injury received in the execution of duty....

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022
The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of the Chief Constable of Norfolk Police...

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Jack Feeny represents MoJ against whistleblower's unfair dismissal claims...

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018