Areas of Practice
Education
  • University of Leeds, History B.A., (Hons), 2003
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Solicitor, England & Wales, 2008

Jay Webster

Associate
5 Aldermanbury Square
London, EC2V 7HR
TEL: +44 20 7367 8056
FAX: +44 20 7367 8001

Jay Webster is an associate in Steptoe’s London office, where he is a member of the Employment team.

Mr. Webster studied History at the University of Leeds before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC at BPP Law School.  He joined Steptoe and Johnson from a leading West End firm in October 2013 and has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.

Mr. Webster has developed a varied practice in which he advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.  He works primarily with employers, providing support and guidance on issues ranging from redundancy and disciplinary processes to complex TUPE transfers, multiple discrimination issues, business protection issues and restructuring arrangements.

Mr. Webster has a particular specialism in contentious employment issues and spends a large proportion of his time guiding clients through the intricacies of the employment tribunal process and from time to time the Appellate Courts.  He works closely with colleagues from other departments to provide support on the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.  He also advises senior executives on their employment contracts, disputes with their employers, and issues arising from the termination of their employment.  When advising his clients Mr. Webster seeks to take a commercial and practical approach to achieving their goals and aims whilst always acting in their best interests.

In addition to his advisory work, he regularly delivers in-house training for clients on topics which are relevant to their commercial needs and often speaks at seminars for HR professionals on the latest employment law issues.  He also regularly writes articles and commentary pieces for employment related websites and magazines.