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Employment and Partnership

Jo Keddie

Partner, Head of Employment and Partnership

Featured in The Lawyer’s prestigious Hot 100 in 2024 and the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame. Described by Chambers as ‘a master strategist’ and by Legal 500 as ‘outstanding’ – Jo brings her strategic approach, technical excellence and unwavering client commitment to her leadership of our employment and partnership law offer.

With a track record spanning 35 years, she advises on contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership law for businesses, partnerships and senior individuals. As one of the UK’s leading employment and partnership lawyers, and arguably one of the most renowned, she has significant experience and expertise in representing clients on high-profile litigation matters, arbitration processes and sensitive investigations. She is particularly experienced in acting for clients in financial and insurance institutions, family offices, professional partnerships, private equity and other highly complex and regulated sectors.

Jo is strategic, commercial, client-centred and resolutions-driven. She fosters an approach that balances the ability to listen with the agility to guide and act decisively. She balances her first-class track record with a tireless drive to understand and deliver the key outcomes. It’s why her colleagues enjoy working with her. It’s why clients approach her and stay, enabling them to navigate the increasingly complex world of employment and partnership law.

"Dynamic, totally focused and punchy, the Forsters Dispute Resolution practice extends from complex private client disputes to multi-million pound international commercial claims. The firm is a real alternative to the Magic Circle."  
QC, Maitland Chambers