Dentons film expert in job wrangle

DENTON Hall is involved in termination negotiations with media and technology solicitor Angela Jackson, after it made her redundant on three months notice at the end of last year.

Jackson, widely-known in film and television circles, was offered a consultancy by the firm, but she says it was tied to “unfavourable and restrictive terms”.

She has now instructed media firm Stephens Innocent to negotiate a settlement.

Jackson, who qualified as a solicitor at Denton Hall in 1988, has worked in media and technology for the past six years. She now runs a freelance consultancy.

“I've taken legal advice with Stephens Innocent and they've said that there were some irregularities in the way I was given notice and made redundant,” says Jackson.

Jackson says she was told she was “a luxury” the firm could not afford, but claims another solicitor was then brought into the same department.

Denton Hall's director of business development John Griffith-Jones says the firm is “sad” that it has been unable to agree terms with Jackson.

“We wanted to continue a working relationship with Angela in a way that would be to her advantage as well as ours,” says Griffith-Jones.

“The solicitor referred to was not a new recruit but was returning from a secondment which had been long since planned.”