Jonathan Naylor is a partner and leads the Employment team in the Thames Valley.
Handling both contentious and non-contentious employment issues, ranging from advising clients on actual and potential claims to representing them at Tribunal hearings, Naylor is an experienced Tribunal advocate. He also advises clients on all aspects of the employment relationship including contracts of employment, transfers of undertakings, equality and discrimination law and termination of employment.
Another aspect of Naylor’s role is to present training for clients, which he does on a regular basis. Recent topics for training have included TUPE, handling redundancy processes, managing sickness absence, avoiding Tribunal claims, equality and diversity, and the legal issues involved in monitoring employee use of email and the Internet.
Naylor has substantial experience in defending Employment Tribunal claims and appeals at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He manages the entire Tribunal caseload for one of Shoosmiths’ largest clients, has successfully defended a number of clients from complex allegations of discrimination, has secured costs awards for clients following the defence of claims and advised employers on the application of restrictive covenants to departing employees.
Naylor acts for a range of significant clients, including a multinational IT company, a multinational pharmaceutical company, a national charity, a national security and logistics company, multinational health insurance providersand an international airline.
Naylor graduated from University College London in 1993 before qualifying from the Inns of Court School of Law in June 1995. Between 1995 and 2000, he was a Barrister at King’s Chambers, East Sussex, before joining Morgan Cole as an Employed Barrister for seven years. Naylor joined Shoosmiths in 2007.