Jackie Cuneen provides advice for employment relations cases. She has a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and is clear in relation to risk in order that the business can make commercial decisions advisedly. She is able to translate legal language into language easily understood by managers who need to be brought into the process.
Legal 500 2021
I have had the pleasure of working with partner Jackie Cuneen on several occasions. She has been the epitome of what one should expect of individuals within the legal profession: knowledgeable, approachable, objective, and professional at all times. I have also worked less closely with associates which again has proved to be the most professional experience on each occasion.
Legal 500 2021
I would thoroughly recommend Machins and especially Jackie Cuneen. With her knowledge and expertise in employment law I would highly recommend her to anyone I know. Service was 100%. No improvements need or necessary in my view. I felt that I was in good hands at all times.
Jackie Cuneen is able, and provides options in relation to solutions with a clear measure of the risk associated with the choices available in complex cases. She does so with a strong understanding of our business, culture, and a great sense of perspective making often difficult situations simpler to navigate. To top that, she is personable and easy to wok with and I would recommend her and her team to others.
Legal 500 2022
Jackie Cuneen is an excellent member of the team, providing valuable assistance.
Legal 500 2022

About Jackie

Having qualified in 1998 Jackie spent 13 years in the City as a senior lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna, K&L Gates and Starr & Partners before joining Machins as a partner in 2013.

Jackie is a regular speaker to businesses on employment issues and is an avid supporter of Cancer charities holding regular workshops at the Breast Cancer charity, The Haven on “Working It Out – Cancer in the Workplace”

Specialist practice areas

Jackie advises a broad client base, across all industries but with a focus on TMT and financial services, from start-up entrepreneurs to SMEs and Blue Chips advising on:

  • Business as Usual employment issues such as HR training
  • Drafting and implementation of employment policy and contract
  • Business reorganisations and redundancies
  • Senior appointments and exits, preparing and negotiating Settlement Agreements
  • Dispute resolution and mediation, cases to the Employment Tribunals, High Court and Appeal Courts

On the corporate side employment issues such as

  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Specialism in TUPE business transfers and outsourcing, off shoring, competitive tendering, advising construction, facilities and real estate management, advertising, technology and BPO clients on TUPE compliance, information and consultation, due diligence and comparability of terms, harmonisation and redundancies
  • Drafting and negotiating contract indemnities and exit provisions
  • Collective redundancy programmes

Latest news by Jackie Cuneen

Good Divorce Week

This week is Good Divorce Week, an annual campaign initiative by Resolution, a national organisation of family justice professionals who aim to work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution has over 6,500 professional members The initiative’s purpose is to promote a practical and constructive approach to family problems and

Machins Solicitors recognised in Legal 500 2022 rankings

By Machins News

Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,

New ‘one-stop’ watchdog to provide more protection for workers

The government is to introduce a new watchdog organisation to protect workers’ rights and prevent unfair practices. Responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers – currently spread across 3 different bodies – will be brought under one roof, creating a comprehensive new authority, which will ensure businesses that break

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