About Us

Welcome to Renney and Co Employment Solicitors. We are a team of experienced employment lawyers offering technical excellence as well as practical, commercial and cost effective advice. Our core values reflect what customers tell us they like about our firm. We are:

Renney and Co is a law firm set up by Jennifer Renney-Butland in 2006. Since then the firm has grown and acts for clients across all areas of industry in the Southern regions. Our clients include individuals from all walks of life seeking advice on their personal contracts of employment, service agreements and consultancy arrangements, as well as a wide range of businesses, both large and small. These are just some examples of the type of businesses we currently work with:

We are a team of specialist employment law solicitors - we don’t do anything else. We are committed to helping you achieve the best results for you quickly, confidently and without fuss. We offer no-nonsense advice and won’t bamboozle you with legalese. We look forward to welcoming you onboard and to working with you.


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Jennifer Renney-Butland

Jennifer Renney-Butland

Principal Solicitor


Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Originally from Northumberland in the North-East of England, her clients know that they will receive sound practical advice, which is always value for money.

She regularly gives talks at seminars on recent employment law developments to business clients and also writes articles on changes in employment law for SOLO, the Law Society national magazine for solicitors who run their own practices. She was guest speaker at the 2014 Law Society National Sole Practitioner’s Group Conference in Portsmouth where she gave a talk to other legal practitioners on appointing trainees and growing their business.

Jennifer also represents clients at employment tribunals and is a skilled negotiator. She is a keen runner and sports enthusiast with a grown up family. Her favourite charities are the Princes’ Trust which helps young people to find work, as well as Help for Heroes and Blesma - charities which help injured ex-forces personnel get back on track.

In her spare time she can be found walking her English Bull Terrier in Victoria Park.

Anya Elizabeth Patel

Anya Elizabeth Patel

Employment Lawyer & Advocate


Call to the Bar in 2007 Anya is a member of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and a dynamic and diligent Employment Lawyer and Litigator with substantial experience of representing Corporate, medium and small business and Claimants at Employment Tribunals across the UK.

Anya demonstrates commitment and key skills to providing bespoke pragmatic non-contentious employment advice and case management to public and private sector organisations and employees.

Anya's advocacy and negotiation skills are outstanding as is her ability to diffuse acrimony to encourage resolve and employee retention. Prior to retraining in law, Anya was appointed at a national and European level to persuade and influence Ministers, Politian's, Senior Civil Servants and the public to introduce intellectual property law and employment rights in addition to founding, managing and operating public and private sector organisations.

Anya enjoys opera, Labradors in particular Gamesmere Gambling Man, horses, international travel, art and strolling across the Mendips in all weathers.


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Philip helped me out of a very tricky situation at work. He gave me great advice to enable me to leave my job when I wanted to and on terms which I was very happy with.



Thank you so much for your wonderful support you have me at my low point in the later part of 2014, it was invaluable and probably kept my job. I am so grateful. I have already recommended people to you since your help. I will keep doing this.

Client on 4th January 2015