With more than 20 years’ experience advising on employment law, Jonathan is seen as a go-to contact by HR directors on equality and discrimination law, transfers of undertakings, redundancies and restructuring and post-termination restrictions.
Having practised as a barrister before re-qualifying as a solicitor, he is a skilled tribunal advocate, appearing regularly in employment tribunals and the EAT, obtaining costs awards for various clients against Claimants following the successful defence of tribunal claims. He also has specific experience of handling large-scale strategic projects, including significant corporate restructures.
A further aspect of Jonathan's role is to develop, tailor and present training for clients, which he does on a regular basis. Recent topics for training have included TUPE, handling restructuring processes, managing sickness absence, avoiding tribunal claims, equality and diversity and employee use of email, internet and social media.
Additionally, he is head of Shoosmiths’ Thames Valley office and responsible for the firm’s contribution to, and profile within, the local business community.
He joined Shoosmiths in 2007 was made partner in 2012.