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Employment specialists Matt Jenkin, Partner and solicitor Lindsey Abbott

Employment specialists Matt Jenkin, Partner and solicitor Lindsey Abbott

Matt Jenkin

Contact Details
matt [dot] jenkinatmoorcrofts [dot] com
+44 1628 470011 (DDI)

About Matt
Matt has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer and has recently joined Moorcrofts as an Employment Partner.
Matt regularly advises employers and senior executives across a broad range of employment law matters including drafting employment contracts, employment policies and procedures, day-to-day HR/employment law support, advising on business reorganisations, transfer of undertakings (TUPE), termination arrangements and settlement agreements and employment tribunal claims including complex multi-day discrimination claims. Matt also provides regular training to clients on a broad range of employment law topics.
Matt’s specialties include advising clients across a broad range of sectors on protecting their business from the activities of ex-employees. This includes drafting restrictive covenants/ post termination restrictions, ensuring the employment policies support the restrictions, providing practical advice to deal with immediate aftermath of a departing employee including team moves, obtaining injunctions to prevent breach of restrictions, and securing damages for breach of restrictions.
LLB (2:1)
The University of Sheffield (1992)
Law Society Finals
College of Law, Chester (1993) 

Lindsey Abbott, solicitor

Contact Details
lindsey [dot] abbottatmoorcrofts [dot] com

+44 (0) 1628 470000 (Phone)
+44 (0) 1628 401019 (Direct Dial)

Lindsey is an experienced employment solicitor, specialising in discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, on the grounds of race, harassment and disability. She also has experience in liaising and negotiating directly with opposing legal teams and via ACAS, to achieve settlement on a range of cases from public interest disclosure claims to race discrimination claims, as well as negotiating the terms of Settlement Agreements for clients.

Aside from contentious areas of employment law, Lindsey also provides HR advice on day to day employment law issues, transfer of undertakings (TUPE) and employment related liabilities, as well as drafting bespoke documentation including contracts and handbooks.
She is renowned for her pragmatic and practical approach and has experience in a range of industries, including: media, healthcare, maintenance and restaurants.
Lindsey regularly delivers HR seminars on new legislation, case law updates and hot topics for HR managers as well as writing for client newsletters and publications.


Prior to joining Moorcrofts, Lindsey worked for Whitehead Monckton, as well as setting up her own HR and Employment law consultancy, where she acted as an independent HR consultant for clients, doing a range of HR work, including investigating and hearing grievances.

Lindsey trained with Howes Percival and qualified in 2007. Lindsey began working for Northgate as a Legal Advisor upon qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, later working as part of a team of Advocates doing contentious work and most recently as an Employee Relations Specialist doing general HR and legal work.


College of Law London
Post Graduate Diploma in Law
College of Law Birmingham
BA (Hons) French and Politics
University of East Anglia, Norwich