Provided by Jennifer Danvers
Clinical Negligence, Discrimination and Equality Law, Employment.
Jen was called to the Bar in 2012. She was appointed to the EHRC’s Panel of Preferred Counsel in 2019.
Jen has particular expertise in the Higher Education sector acting for both HE providers, such as Oxford University, and on behalf of unions and individual academics. She was instructed on behalf of c.10,000 claimants as junior counsel in a gig-economy case. She regularly acts as sole counsel in high profile and complex multi-day discrimination and whistleblowing litigation. She is highly sought after by both claimant and respondent solicitors for her clear-sighted, strategic approach to litigation. Jen also regularly undertakes complex internal investigations into employee disputes and disciplinary matters, including in the most sensitive cases of serious sexual harassment.
Jen has acted for claimants with complex claims where both liability and quantum is in issue. She has an active practice as sole counsel with recent multi-track trial experience and is frequently junior to leaders in the field of high value clinical negligence litigation, in particular, wrongful birth cases.
Jen represents clients in discrimination in goods and services and education litigation. She recently acted for Emily Bendell in her widely-reported claim against the Garrick Club.
Jennifer Danvers attracts attention for her ability in complex cases of discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and harassment. She represents claimants and respondents, including those in education and academia.
"She is extremely knowledgeable on discrimination and employment matters, she is very approachable and quick to respond. She identifies the issues immediately and leads cases to successful outcomes." "She is a personable barrister who is really easy to work with; she is really hard-working, she is down to earth and she is reliable."
Acted for the claimant Kate Leighton in a case against VR Music and Ms R Lowe over alleged acne-related disability discrimination, victimisation and harassment.