Jonathan is an experienced litigator who has worked exclusively in employment law since qualification.

He is dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales and is recognised as an accredited specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland. Jonathan has significant corporate experience having qualified as a Chartered Secretary and worked in house for FTSE 100 companies.

Jonathan regularly presents on employment law topics at conferences and seminars and has acted for both public and private sector clients in high value litigation including whistleblowing and disability discrimination claims.

He also chairs judicial disciplinary panels for both the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Rugby Union, as well as working with sports organisations on contentious employment matters including player and manager disputes and exits. He is a trustee of the sports charity, Street League, and in 2021 was appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ panel of arbitrators and mediators as a Legal Arbitrator.

Jonathan qualified in 2005.

Jurisdiction: England, Wales and Scotland

Experience

  • Acting for a major retailer in defending constructive unfair dismissal claims
  • Acting for a taxi operator in defending employment status claims that impacted on business model
  • Acting for a clean energy company in defending discrimination claims at the employment tribunal
  • Advising a biotechnology company on restrictive covenants and the recruitment of senior personnel
  • Providing restructuring advice to a construction company on a significant redundancy and streamlining project.

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