Jonathan Walsh

Jonathan Walsh

Jonathan is a solicitor in our Employment & Immigration team, experienced in advising on all aspects of employment law.

Prior to joining Capital Law, Jonathan trained and practiced at a specialist, niche education law firm. During this time Jonathan specialised in education law and civil litigation, regularly representing clients in the civil courts, and Special Education Needs and Employment Tribunals.

Having brought this experience to Capital Law, Jonathan specialises in employment tribunal litigation and discrimination law, both in the private and public sector. Jonathan is often instructed in relation to complex and high profile employment tribunal claims, representing both claimants and respondents.

Jonathan advises clients throughout the education sector, from foundation phase through to higher education. He represents clients on both sides of the fence, from schools and universities to individual teachers and school staff. Jonathan is currently supporting and advising schools on the significant changes to the additional learning needs system in Wales.

He is regularly instructed by high profile individuals to negotiate and co-ordinate exit from both private and public organisations ranging from local authorities to FTSE 100 companies.

Jonathan delivers training to clients both on general employment law and tailored training on specific issues. He also participates in pro-bono advice clinics, in Cardiff, assisting those seeking advice both as employees and employers.

A fluent Welsh speaker, he is happy to accept and provide in advice in Welsh.

Jonathan Walsh, Esyllt Green and Marlies Hoecherl have taken the time to familiarise themselves with BBB’s culture and employees. The service they provide is exemplary – they are extremely efficient, prompt and meticulously thorough resulting in BBB having great confidence and reassurance in the advice they contribute. We would not hesitate to recommend Capital Law to any future clients.

Bon Bon Buddies

  • Advising a national workers union in relation to multiple claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination brought by former employees.
  • Advising and representing a primary school in relation to a complex constructive unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and victimisation claim brought by a former teacher. This included a 17 day tribunal hearing to determine liability.
  • Advising the British Veterinary Association in relation to complex unfair dismissal and discrimination claim brought by one of its members and representing that member in the proceedings.
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of computer games and consoles as to the appointment of a French national to a role based in the UK and Japan.
  • Advised the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to internal policies and procedures.
  • Advised American, Malaysian and Australian companies as to UK contracts of employment and policies.
  • Advised a worldwide digital company as to the exit of a director from a joint UK and American contract of employment.
  • Contract and policy drafting
  • Corporate transaction support
  • Disciplinary and grievance
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Special Educational Needs/Additional Learning Needs
  • Employment tribunal
  • Exit strategies
  • Redundancy exercises
  • Industrial action
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements
  • Employment law training

Career

  • Solicitor, Capital Law (Sept 2015 – Present)
  • Solicitor, Sinclairslaw (Nov 2014 – Sept 2015)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Sinclairslaw (Sept 2012 – Oct 2014)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LPC (2011 -2012)
  • University of Leicester: Bachelor of Law, LLB (2007 – 2010)

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Languages

  • Welsh