Can I just thank you formally for your sterling efforts on our behalf. Not only did you have to put up with interminable delays, but you pulled the deal back from the brink! May I compliment you both on your total professionalism.Paddy Downton
The work was carried out in a sympathetic, friendly manner and with the highest degree of professional integrity.Phil Hollins
Pickerings have stayed with us every step of the way through a difficult and, at times, an emotionally draining, settlement agreement process, lasting several weeks. Their calm and timely approach has enabled us to make good progress and finally to bring about an appropriate settlement.Ken Down
Jonathon is a specialist employment solicitor who has been with our firm since 2013.
His experience in resolving disputes and dealing with difficult situations helps him to consider the bigger picture and find new approaches to solving problems. Prior to qualification as a solicitor he served as a police constable with Staffordshire Police.
In the past he has been featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme focusing on employment rights issues and how they affect both employees and employers
Jonathon has acted for numerous employers and employees. He has acted for employees in cases of unfair dismissal through redundancy, unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination, unfair deduction of wages and failing to consult under the TUPE regulations
At a fully contested employment tribunal where Jonathon represented an employee client against two separate Respondents, he achieved a settlement of in excess of £30,000.
He has successfully fought technical points of law at employment tribunal, including ensuring that an employee client was able to bring her claim against a well known firm of administrators as well as the company in administration
For employer clients , Jonathon has advised a wide range of issues, including correct procedures for dismissal and redundancy and preparation of employment contracts and staff handbooks
Outside the employment field, Jonathon has represents clients in matters of professional negligence, landlord and tenant disputes, rights of way issues, property disputes, construction matters, disputes with insurance companies and contentious probate matters
Jonathon has recently successfully appeared as solicitor advocate for a client against a local authority in fully contested county court trial.
Jonathon has acted for clients involved with health and safety issues and has appeared as a solicitor advocate for the Defendant in proceedings brought by the Health and Safety Executive
Jonathon is a member of The Employment Lawyers Association.
He is recommended in The Legal 500 2018/19:
Pickerings Solicitors' employment team 'takes the trouble to get to know the business that it is dealing with' and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Jonathon Forrester is 'supportive' and 'pro-active' and advises employees on contentious matters for both employers and employees.