Jean Sapeta

Jean re-joined Hempsons in January 2020 as part of our merger with Eastwoods. She brings to the role decades of experience in advising public and private sector employers and employees. Her clients have included NHS bodies, professional partnerships, local authorities, charities and housing associations, doctors, dentists and other professionals and other senior employees.

Jean’s areas of specialist expertise include advising on the doctors’ national NHS framework “Maintaining High Professional Standards”.  She has handled high level senior employee and board issues, often high profile, including those relating to underperformance, misconduct, breakdown of working relationships and loss of confidence situations. She has conducted mediations as a cheaper and quicker alternative to litigation. She has advised on the conduct of investigations, the obtaining of injunctions in the employment context and the tricky issues relating to whistle blowing and discrimination. She has experience of strikes and industrial relations issues as well as settlement agreements and data protection issues.

Jean has been recognised as a “Leader in Field” by Chambers and Partners Legal Directory since 1995, based on independent surveys of clients and professional peers.

Main areas of expertise

  • Employment
  • Individual healthcare practitioners

Range of clients

  • NHS bodies
  • Professional partnerships
  • Local authorities
  • Charities
  • Housing associations
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Other professionals and senior employees

Career history

2007-2015: Partner, Hempsons

1995-2007: Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP (formerly Bevan Ashford)

1987-1995: Trainee then Solicitor at Bevan Ashford, Bristol

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  • Annette Sergeant Director and Head of Health Practice Veredus UK, Executive coach 2020
    “Jean provided expert advice to me on a tricky and rather strange case. Not only was she extremely capable, I also really appreciated her personal support and common sense, both of which helped me maintain my perspective. I cannot recommend her too highly.”
  • Charles Marson, Head of Employee Relations and Business Partnering 2020
    “Jean has an excellent insight into employment law matters and has a way of making the complex easy to grasp. It is not just about the law with Jean but about the context of the business you are in. She is also fun to work with.”
  • Susan Thompson Advocate seAP 2020
    “Jean is solutions orientated and is passionate in support of her client.”