Jonathan Heard

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Barrister

Jonathan is an experienced employment law specialist with a busy nationwide practice representing claimants and respondents. He has both individual and corporate clients, including public limited companies, limited companies, SMEs, charities, schools, solicitors firms and town councils.

He regularly deals with lengthy and complex cases and is well regarded for his forensic analysis and ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly. Known for his approachability, he works well with clients, and has given a number of talks and seminars on employment law.

In one case the employment judge commented on Jonathan’s submissions as having been given with “his customary forensic skill”. Another judge has commented on Jonathan’s ingenuity and skill when making a particular point.

Jonathan is qualified to work on a direct access basis.

‘He is knowledgeable and quick to grasp the issues in all areas of employment law.’ – Legal 500 2015

Notable Cases

  • Representing a claimant in a sexual harassment case brought against a psychiatrist, who was also an official consul to the UK
  • Representing a firm of solicitors in a lengthy case involving whistleblowing and discrimination claims
  • Representing a town council in a multi-day whistleblowing and unfair dismissal case
  • Representing a claimant in a claim of unfair dismissal after he had been dismissed for failing a drugs test; the case received local and national media interest

Memberships/Qualifications

Employment Lawyers Association

Employment Law Bar Association

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