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Jennifer Ainscough Practice Group Leader, Employment

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Jennifer is an Employment Lawyer and Practice Group Leader at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Jennifer has been a member of the Manchester Employment Law team since qualification in 2001, and is a Principal Lawyer.

She acts for the Police Federation of England and Wales, other Trade Unions, and private individuals. She particularly specialises in discrimination litigation, public law matters such as Judicial Review applications and a range of civil rights of action such as malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.

Jennifer also enjoys speaking at various seminars across the country on employment law issues. Most notably Jennifer was invited to speak at a Women’s Professional Development Day on the lessons learnt from conducting a number of successful employment tribunals. Jennifer now divides her time between our Liverpool and Manchester offices and currently represents clients in a number of regions.

Jennifer studied the Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law.

Jennifer is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is on the Equality and Human Rights Commissions list of approved Solicitors.

The Legal 500 states that "Slater and Gordon Lawyers is well known for its work for employees and trade unions. Jennifer Ainscough was promoted to Principal Lawyer" and that Jennifer is "extremely knowledgeable".

Eulet Stokes assists Jennifer with her cases.


  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Judicial review
  • Human rights
  • Data protection
  • Statutory debt
  • Pensions
  • HMRC issues
  • Police regulations
  • Unlawful arrest
  • Misfeasance in public office
  • Malicious prosecution

Career history

  • From 2012: Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • 1999-2012: Russell Jones and Walker


  • Studied at Liverpool John Moores University
  • LPC at Chester College of Law