Jonathon Forrester
      • Jonathon Forrester
      • Solicitor - Head of Litigation & Employment
    • Contact

      • 01827 317079
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    • Departments

    • Address

      • Etchell House, Etchell Court,
      • Bonehill Road,
      • Tamworth,
      • Staffordshire,
      • B78 3HQ
      • 01827 317070
      • 01827 317080

Jonathon Forrester

Solicitor - Head of Litigation & Employment

Jonathon is a specialist employment and litigation 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.

Client Testimonials

It was a pleasure do deal with Jonathon. He took time to understand my needs and was empathetic throughout the whole process, getting technical where needed yet always with absolute clarity and professionalism. Mr Mark Lodge - May 2021

'Jonathon was very helpful, supportive and professional. I felt that I was listened to and supported right from the initial consultation. Everything was fully explained to me from the outset and I was kept informed as my case progressed, which was very much appreciated at such a difficult time'

'Excellent service dealt with in a friendly, professional manner'

Jonathon Forrester is recommended in The Legal 500 2022:

'The employment practice at Pickerings Solicitors is led by Jonathon Forrester, a solicitor advocate who acts for numerous employers and employees. In addition to its large corporate client base it also advises individuals on all aspects of employment law from disciplinary issues to advising directors on post-termination restrictions. Other strengths include advising on redundancies, TUPE, the unfair deduction of wages as well as whistleblowing claims.

Accessibility – there is always someone in the Pickerings employment team able and eager to help, day and night... Jonathan Forrester – a brilliant employment lawyer’.

‘The lawyers speak at a level and give advice that’s very easy to understand. We have mainly dealt with Jonathon Forrester, who is easy to talk to and makes you confident that the direction you are taking is the correct one’.