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About Jeremy

Jeremy has experience acting for large institutional employers as well as small and medium size businesses.

He advises employees and senior executives, often at short notice on sensitive workplace issues such as restrictive covenants, discrimination and pay related disputes on bonuses, commission and incentive plans. He has particular experience in advising on settlement agreements and negotiating favourable severance payments for employees.

He also advises on a breadth of employment law issues such as disciplinary matters, grievances, redundancy, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.

Jeremy regularly comments on employment law related issues for the media. His comments and articles have appeared in the Evening Standard, The New York Times, Personnel Today and HR Magazine.

He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French.

Jeremy joined Russell-Cooke in 2017 having previously worked for two City law firms. He was promoted to senior associate in 2021.


  • Acting for a senior professional in a race discrimination claim against a large organisation resulting in a favourable settlement
  • Acting for former employee of a public relations firm in successfully preventing litigation for alleged breach of restrictive covenants
  • Negotiating high value and sensitive settlement agreements for senior executives in the financial services sector
  • Advising a senior executive of a large charity on whistleblowing claims and achieving a favourable settlement
  • Successfully defending a claim of unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal resulting from a complex investigation into racial discrimination
  • Advising a number of senior employees on post termination restrictions including ‘non-compete’ clauses


  • Read Spanish at Leeds University and gained a first class degree
  • Gained an upper second class LLB from Nottingham Law School


  • Member of the Employment Law Association


  • Contributed to Tolley's Employment Law Handbook

Awards and accreditations

Jeremy's highlights



Recruiters 'headhunting' underperforming employees to avoid expensive payouts—The Telegraph

Senior associate Jeremy Coy has been quoted in an article in The Telegraph, which explores the concept of 'reverse hiring', when...
Jeremy Coy, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team.
Jeremy Coy
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An employer's guide to digital nomads

Jeremy Coy, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team. Sally Johnston, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, corporate and commercial team.
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Jeremy Coy, Sally Johnston


Employment law update: Is there a legal right to work from home? COVID-19 and the workplace & more

Jeremy Coy, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team.
Jeremy Coy
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