Jonathan is an experienced and highly regarded specialist employment law barrister. He has been recommended in the last three editions of the Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession:
Handles a broad range of employment matters. He is particularly adept at complex discrimination cases and carries out a large amount of work for local government. Expertise: “He produces very good opinions and is very persuasive at hearings.” “He has a good manner with clients and comes well prepared.” CHAMBERS UK 2015.
“He is particularly adept at complex discrimination cases and carries out a large amount of work for local government… “He produces very good opinions and is very persuasive at hearings.” … “He has a good manner with clients and comes well prepared.” (2015)
“Jonathan is praised by solicitors for his client manner. He gets off the fence
very quickly – he’ll give you a view on the merit of a case immediately.” (2014)
“Has a confidence and gravitas that belies his year of call” (2013)
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Jonathan has always specialised in employment law and has wide experience of employment tribunal proceedings. He frequently acts in complex or lengthy claims, especially concerning discrimination.
Jonathan is regularly instructed by large employers, local authorities and government departments. In addition he has represented a variety of claimants having often been instructed by trade unions, and he has also been instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Jonathan is often asked to represent on appeals to the EAT and he has appeared in a number of reported cases.
Jonathan undertakes advisory work (including non contentious) and is often involved in cases at an early stage. He believes in working as part of a team and seeks to work closely with professional and lay clients in order to achieve the best possible result at tribunal.
Jonathan has built a particular expertise in the education sector. He is also instructed to undertake disciplinary investigations where he puts his skills and experience to good use in producing detailed and thorough reports.
Jonathan has been appointed to the Midlands panel of treasury counsel.+ Add to Brochure