Jason Butwick
Partner | London
Jason Butwick

Jason Butwick practices in all aspects of partnership and employment law, focusing on the financial services sector.

His practice covers structuring and drafting tailored partnership and employment documentation (such as partnership agreements, deeds of admission, employment contracts, incentive and deferral plans, policies and procedures) and advising on SMCR and Remuneration Code related matters. He also regularly advises on partnership and employment disputes (such as disciplinary and grievance processes, dismissals, unlawful discrimination and whistleblowing claims, disputed member removals, bonus and remuneration disputes, and enforcement of confidentiality and non-competition obligations). In the financial services sector, he also regularly advises on spin outs, strategic investments and founder disputes.

Mr. Butwick contributed the chapter on Partnership and LLP Disputes to International Employment Disputes (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019). He is also a contributor to Hedge Funds and the Law (2nd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2016) and is the author of Tolley’s Guide to the National Minimum Wage (Tolley, 1999). He has been interviewed on Radio 4’s Today programme about employment law issues. He has also written numerous articles on regulatory, partnership and employment law topics and is a regular presenter on partnership and employment topics.

Mr. Butwick is ranked Band One in the Chambers UK guide for Employment: Employer and is recognized as a leading practitioner in The Legal 500 UK. He is also ranked in Chambers for both his contentious and non-contentious work in Partnership matters. Sources highlight his market expertise and industry knowledge as a key strength. "What he doesn’t know about the sector isn’t worth knowing." "He has got a comprehensive knowledge." "[He has an] encyclopaedic knowledge of partnership law." "He knows the market back to front."

Sources also praise his pragmatism and commercial insight. "He is laser-focused on the best outcome for the client." "[He has] tremendous commercial instincts coupled with a true eye for detail." "[He] is highly commercial and creative, an ideal partner on complex transactions or projects." "[He is] extremely commercial and experienced. He is my go-to person for employment matters." "[He] provides good responses and direct answers which are to the point." "He is able to cut through to the issues quickly and concisely.” "He is very creative and innovative, he is a very good problem solver and negotiator, and it is always a pleasure to deal with him." "He's very commercial and really gets to the nub of the business considerations." "He is superb with people and a real problem solver." "He is a very astute reader of the personality mixes which define a partnership, and how to move legal relationships alongside the ebb and flow of those relationships."

  • SMCR Question Time - London (January 23, 2018)
  • GDPR for HR - London (November 30, 2017)