Jo Keddie

Winckworth Sherwood

Employment and partnership law star Jo Keddie had an exceptional 2023. At the start of the year, she mobilised at speed to support many UK Twitter employees who were part of a shock redundancy round when Elon Musk took over the social media site. Keddie and her team shrunk a preemptory removal of over 50 employees by several weeks, requiring Twitter to comply with its UK statutory obligations properly and offering holistic support to those former employees.

After a bullying and harassment investigation was opened against the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Baroness Falkner, Keddie was on hand to help. The knowledge of the internal investigation was leaked to Channel 4 only days after it was launched last May. It was finally closed last October, with the EHRC promising a full review of the process failures that had occurred.

Keddie’s work didn’t halt there, as her team was also selected to be one of the independent investigators appointed by McDonald’s in several of its franchisees in the UK regarding the treatment of McDonald’s employees, with the work likely to continue into the spring of 2024.