Jonathan is a Partner at TLT. He 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. He has also been selected as an arbitrator by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its general and football arbitrator lists.
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.His sports law practice has involved acting for football players and managers in exiting clubs and I have negotiated several high profile exits. He has also acted for clubs dealing with player misconduct and have assisted clubs in drafting player and coach contracts and disciplinary handbooks.