Jonathan Meichen Direct Access

Call: 2006


  • An experienced and highly regarded specialist employment law barrister.
  • Handles a broad range of employment matters, and is particularly adept at complex discrimination cases.
  • In practice at St Philips Chambers in Birmingham for 10 years.
  • Appointed to the Midlands panel of treasury counsel.
  • Direct access qualified and frequently accepts instructions on this basis.
  • Regularly conducts workplace investigations, normally concerning serious disciplinary or grievance cases.

What the directories say:

Jonathan has been recommended in the last five editions of the Chambers & Partners independent guide to the legal profession. The guide quotes are as follows:

  • “He has a sharp, analytical mind.”
  • “His knowledge is extremely impressive, as is his attention to detail.”
  • “Very approachable, very personable and very knowledgeable.”
  • “He’s quietly confident and approachable, and normal with it, which is why people recommend him”
  • “He’s a good advocate and prepares very impressive documents”
  • “He produces very good opinions and is very persuasive at hearings.”
  • “He has a good manner with clients and comes well prepared.”
  • “Jonathan is praised by solicitors for his client manner.”
  • “He gets off the fence very quickly – he’ll give you a view on the merit of a case immediately.”
  • “Has a confidence and gravitas that belies his year of call”