Jennie Ferrario

Jennie Ferrario

Year of call:

2007, Gray's Inn

Contact:

Jennie Ferrario

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Appointments:

Procedural Clerk to the Bar and Adjudication Service
Panel Member of Advocate (Pro Bono Unit)

Associations:

Employment Lawyers Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Education:

LLB Hons 2:1, University of Manchester

Areas Of Practice

Employment Law
Professional Discipline
Regulatory (Inquests, Environmental, Health & Safety and Trading Standards)
Quasi Civil Applications and Appeals

Registered on the Bar's Direct Access Scheme

Profile

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 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.

Miss Ferrario has developed her relationships with respondent clients, large and small by providing learning and feedback sessions internal managers. In addition to feedback sessions, Miss Ferrario has been invited to provide training to lay managers in best practice for grievance, disciplinary and appeal hearings and to do this she uses her own material including a mock hearing. These popular sessions take Miss Ferrario all over the country.

"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 case of mine. In court she is very solid and incredibly calm. Bright, tenacious and trustworthy, I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Erin Cowley
Partner, Burton Copeland.

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