Joy Drummond -
Partner, Employment Law
T: 0345 357 9400
F: 0345 357 9449
Based in: London
Joy qualified in 1983. Before joining Simpson Millar as a Partner in 2004, Joy was a Partner and Head of the Employment Department at her previous firm. Joy has specialised in employment law for 29 years, mainly advising and acting for Trade Unions and their members.
She is known particularly for her expertise in Equal Opportunities, especially equal pay and indirect discrimination. Since well before their introduction, she has been advising extensively on a wide range of issues arising from the age discrimination regulations including their impact on collective agreements. Joy has also represented union supported claimants in numerous multi-party claims for holiday pay and has provided extensive advice to the union on collective solutions on this issue and been heavily involved in several of the consequential industrial negotiations.
Quoted in Chambers and Partners UK 2016 as follows: Joy Drummond is a highly experienced employment adviser with notable expertise in equal pay and discrimination issues. She works closely with a number of significant trade union clients, and is praised by sources for her effective negotiation style.
Quoted in Legal 500 2015: Simpson Millar LLP’s highly regarded team has played a key role in holiday pay litigation, and represented 250 claimants, all GMB members, in claims against British Airways alleging a failure to correctly calculate holiday pay and account for overtime payment. The firm, which has a strong presence in the aviation industry, also represents the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association and BALPA. Joy Drummond is a key contact.
Industrial Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.
Joy is an editor of the departmental quarterly newsletter "Employment Law Review".