2007, Gray's Inn
Procedural Clerk to the Bar and Adjudication Service
Panel Member of Advocate (Pro Bono Unit)
Employment Lawyers Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
LLB Hons 2:1, University of Manchester
Areas Of Practice
Regulatory (Inquests, Environmental, Health & Safety and Trading Standards)
Quasi Civil Applications and Appeals
Registered on the Bar's Direct Access Scheme
Jennie Ferrario qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and worked for Manchester Solicitors in Employment, Crime, Professional Misconduct and Regulatory and became a Higher Rights Advocate within 2 years of qualification. Miss Ferrario transferred to the Bar in 2007 and worked as General Counsel for The Environment Agency and Greater Manchester Police 2003 - 2017.
As General Counsel, Miss Ferrario prosecuted in jury trials, appeared before professional misconduct panels and appeal tribunals and advised senior personnel in matters of Regulatory, Criminal Investigations, Employment and Data Protection. Jennie Ferrario has sat on Mental Health tribunals, established and led steering groups in mental health and has taken an active role in collaborating with and delivering training to internal colleagues in the public sector including Human Resources, Professional Standards and Information Services teams.
Jennie Ferrario has a reputation for delivering a robust yet tribunal friendly style of advocacy and her ability to probe through cross examination has been commended by several Judges and Tribunals.
Upon joining Chambers in June 2017 Miss Ferrario came to our Criminal and Regulatory teams and through her tenacious work ethic very quickly developed a practice in these areas. She moved into our Employment and Regulatory teams at the beginning of June 2018 and has already received several instructions to represent claimants and respondents in a variety of matters including unfair dismissal, race, age, disability and sexual discrimination. Miss Ferrario is also advising in breach of contract claims, redundancy and TUPE. Miss Ferrario's skilful advisory and advocacy ability has been noted by instructing Solicitors, clients and Union Representatives and she has clearly made an extremely positive impact with her current employment cases.
"Having known Jennie Ferrario for over 15 years since before she came to the Bar, and now as Counsel, I can say that she has not changed at all. She is still as committed to her work as she ever was and puts in 100% no matter what. Seeing her recently at the Bar has only cemented my view. She is very considerate of her clients and their individual needs and concerns and is very detailed and thorough in the preparation of her cases. Nothing is too much trouble. In court she is very solid and calm on her feet. Bright, tenacious and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Partner, Burton Copeland (2018)
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