People | Jo Davis

"She is very well respected, a very capable lawyer and a strong advocate for her clients."

Chambers UK

“Jo Davis and her Employment Law team have been an excellent support for any of our legal queries. The team always takes a commercial view on the advice they give, helping us to balance risk and positive outcomes with absolute efficiency, both financially and timewise. The team conducts themselves with a high degree of professionalism whilst remaining relatable and warm for clients, helping to build an easy rapport that makes the advice accessible and easy to understand. Without doubt one of the best firms I have used so far for counsel, in my HR career!”

Ryan Harmon - Lacoste


Appointed a partner in 2000, Jo heads the employment practice group at B P Collins LLP, earning a powerful reputation for her “impressive negotiation skills” and “phenomenal knowledge of employment law”.

Jo Davis is recognised in her field by both Chambers and Legal 500 Directories.  The former quotes clients as reporting that she is "no pushover" and that she has a "great technical grasp of the law."  It testifies that Jo "fights like a tiger for clients," but that this tenacity is underpinned by "great warmth and a good sense of humour." 

Jo acts for both private and corporate clients and although well versed in all areas of employment law, she specialises in senior executive and partner exits, tribunal and High Court litigation and partnership disputes.

She also advises on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and has established a reputation in the field of age discrimination, having acted for senior partner, Leslie Seldon, in the leading Supreme Court age discrimination case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes.

Jo has spoken on a variety of employment law issues on the radio, TV and in seminars.  She is also frequently quoted in the legal press for her views on developments on employment law issues. Jo has commented on the furlough scheme for publications such as the Daily Express and the Chartered Insitute of Management

She is a member of Employment Lawyers Association.

Jo Davis    The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Reading matter

When Jo is not looking after her three children, she loves nothing more than settling down with a good book and an open fire. Her favourite author is James Patterson.

Previous experience

Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and joined B P Collins in 1999 as an employment law specialist.


Jo graduated from University in Manchester.

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