Procedural Clerk to the Bar and Adjudication Service
Panel Member of Advocate (Pro Bono Unit)
Panel Member for the General Medical Council
Accredited Mediator for Commercial, Civil & Workplace Disputes
Employment Lawyers Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Women in Law
LLB Hons 2:1, University of Manchester
Areas Of Practice
Regulatory (Inquests, Environmental, Health & Safety, Trading Standards and SEND Tribunals)
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. For Greater Manchester Police Miss Ferrario regularly represented the police service in Inquest proceedings often appearing as the only Junior amongst Leading Counsel including at jury and Article 2 Inquests. 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 Miss Ferrario came to our regulatory and employment teams and through her tenacious work ethic very quickly developed a practice in both of these areas. In employment law Miss Ferrario represents both claimants and respondents and assists with appeals including appearing before the Employment Appeals Tribunal. Current and previous cases include unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract, unlawful deductions from wages, agency worker disputes and TUPE. Miss Ferrario’s skilful advisory and advocacy ability has been noted by solicitors and union representatives on many occasions and she has clearly made an extremely positive impact with her clients both lay and professional. During the Covid-19 pandemic Miss Ferrario has provided tailored advice on Furlough and redundancy to clients old and new and has released snapshot webinars on these topical issues on our Employment Insights website here.
Miss Ferrario's regulatory practice includes representation at Inquest proceedings most recently acting on behalf of a number of care homes and assisting with investigations by the Care Quality Commission. Miss Ferrario's professional misconduct practice has developed during recent years and her vast experience in this arena is evident in how she often leads the way for other practitioners appearing before misconduct tribunals. Her ability to adapt to different regulatory jurisdictions including trading standards, environmental prosecutions and first tier tribunals is due to her many years as In house Counsel and the insight that she has developed during her years in practice.
"Having known Jennie Ferrario for 20 years and having worked with her very recently I noted that she is still as committed to her work as she always was and always puts in 110%. She is extremely considerate of her clients and their individual needs and concerns and is very thorough and detailed in the preparation of her cases. Nothing was too much trouble for her in this recent regulatory case of mine. In court she is very solid and incredibly calm. Bright, tenacious and trustworthy, I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Partner at Bexley Beaumont Solicitors.
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