Jonathan Heard

Jonathan Heard

Jonathan Heard


With a wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience in employment law, Jonathan Heard’s practice covers a broad spectrum of work from unfair, automatic and wrongful dismissals to discrimination, equal pay, TUPE, whistleblowing, wage deductions, and unlawful detriment claims.

Of particular focus to his practice are TUPE, discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

Well-known for his approachability, aptitude for forensic analysis and swiftness in understanding the essence of an issue, Jonathan often receives instructions for multi-day and intricate cases at first instance, in addition to matters that go to appeal.

Due to the above, Jonathan is the go-to advocate to a diverse, loyal and growing number of clients including PLCs, private limited companies, senior executives, NHS trusts, police forces, SMEs, directors, town councils, local authorities, big supermarkets, banks, GPs, dental practices, schools, universities, charities and solicitors’ firms.

To learn more about Jonathan’s expertise and availability please contact his clerks whose details are below.


Recent Experience:

  • Representing a GP practice in a whistleblowing case.
  • Representing a claimant in claims of equal pay, sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal.
  • Representing 59 claimants in a TUPE case on the issue of whether there had been a transfer.
  • Representing a firm of solicitors in a long running case involving lengthy and complex claims for whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal.
  • Representing a firm of solicitors in resisting claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal.
  • Representing a school at a multiday hearing regarding whistleblowing and constructive unfair dismissal claims.
  • Representing a claimant in a ten day constructive unfair dismissal case.


LLB (Hons) – London Metropolitan University
LLM – Kings College London
Bar Vocational Course – BPP, London

Appointments and Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple


“Very experienced across the spectrum of employment law matters.” Legal 500
“An employment law specialist.” Legal 500
“Experienced in disability discrimination.” Legal 500
“He is knowledgeable and quick to grasp the issues in all areas of employment law.” Legal 500



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