Jonathan Dale

Jonathan Dale

Profile

Jonathan is Head of our Employment Department and has over 30 years’ of experience advising and guiding individual clients and major businesses on a full range of employment matters, including complex redundancies, business reorganisations and TUPE transfers. He has particular experience and expertise in advising employers on devising effective strategies to secure the removal of underperforming executives and the negotiation of favourable severance terms on their behalf.

Jonathan acts for numerous international clients with business interests in the UK and frequently provides trusted advice on UK employment and immigration law in a wide range of commercial scenarios, including business disposals, restructuring and outsourcing exercises.

Testimonials

  • "He is highly experienced and has a calm and careful manner with clients, which is reassuring."

    Chambers 2020
  • "We have worked with Jonathan Dale in particular on several matters.  He is very approachable and willing to help, often at short notice."

    Legal 500 2019/20
  • “We have been very pleased with the way that this sensitive matter has been handled right from the start. Thank you on behalf of the business for guiding us through, given our lack of knowledge of the UK system.”

    Anonymous
  • "I would like express our gratitude for your highly professional and efficient conduct of this matter."

    Anonymous
  • “’Extremely knowledgeable’ and clients appreciate his ‘sound advice, explained in a straightforward way.”

    Chambers 2019
  • “Jonathan Dale offered sound employment law advice in clear terms and is very knowledgeable. As our matter progressed proposed solutions had to be revised at short notice and Jonathan's input has proved invaluable.”

    Diane Stow Countrywise Water Coolers Limited
  • "Jonathan heads the department and stands out as being "highly technically able"."

    Chambers UK
  • "Jonathan Dale is acclaimed for his technical abilities and personable approach."

    Chambers UK
  • "Jonathan Dale is a "competent and amiable" employment practitioner who is well versed in advising businesses involved in mass redundancy programmes, restructuring exercises and transactions."

    Chambers UK
  • "By giving us prompt, clear commercial advice and flexible support during our recent transaction, Nick Scott and Jonathan Dale helped us complete our deal favourably. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrew Jackson to others."

    Eric Hjalmarsson Thor Shipping

News & Events

News

Drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace: HR Forum advises employers on best practice

An event intended to assist employers and HR professionals on devising best practice polices for drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace has been hosted by Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, in collaboration with Associated British Ports (ABP). The HR Forum, which covered a number of key issues including drug and …

More

Promoting the Southern North Sea regions as an offshore and marine energy hub

Jonathan Dale, partner and head of our Employment department, recently embarked on a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to the Netherlands organised by the Department of International Trade. Jonathan spent three days attending a number of conferences and exhibitions, visiting stands of exhibiting clients and other international businesses showcasing their activities …

More

World Cup 2018: Seven points for employers

With the World Cup just around the corner, Head of our Employment Department, Jonathan Dale, recommends that employers check their holiday and flexible working policies, in anticipation of requests from staff to take time off to watch – or even attend – matches. Jonathan has provided a useful seven-point plan to …

More

Articles

Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Increasingly, clients who employ EU workers are seeking advice on the situation around Brexit and its potential impacts on their business and employees. In response to these enquires, our dedicated Brexit team has developed a new document, which outlines some of the key issues we can help you with. You …

More

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

The recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd was the first time in nearly 100 years that the highest court in the UK has considered post-employment restrictions in a contract of employment. Could this ruling around restrictive covenants affect you and your business? &…

More

Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Context Women on maternity leave have the right to be offered suitable alternative vacancies, where available, in order to avoid redundancy and they don’t need to take part in a selection process. ‘Suitable alternative employment’ in this context is work that is suitable and appropriate for the employee to …

More

Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Recent analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) suggests that female workers are less likely to take their full annual leave entitlement than men are. The TUC's analysis also provides a number of startling statistics such as: 1 in 14 workers are not getting their legal entitlement to paid …

More

Do I Need To Pay My Employees Overtime Pay?

Do I Need To Pay My Employees Overtime Pay?

A recent Employment Tribunal case involving a well-known High Street store has highlighted a problem that many employers may not have addressed regarding overtime pay. In Mr J Fitz v Holland and Barrett Retail Limited (HB), Mr Fitz successfully claimed that time he spent opening and closing the Holland &…

More

8 Crucial Changes to Employment Law in 2019

8 Crucial Changes to Employment Law in 2019

It is often said that the area of law which changes the most is employment law. Well, at the moment that certainly seems to be the case. Typically the month of April brings with it a raft of updates to current regulations and revisions to rates of statutory payments. If …

More

Employment law changes coming up in 2019

Employment law changes coming up in 2019

In addition to making arrangements for legislation arising out of the Good Work Plan, employers should be thinking about a number of upcoming employment law changes in 2019. Employment Tribunals Most employers may not be aware that the Employment Tribunal has the power to impose a penalty upon employers (in …

More

Drug testing at work and unfair dismissal

Drug testing at work and unfair dismissal

Many employers now apply drug and alcohol policies to their workforces. Misuse of drugs or alcohol at work can lead a number of serious issues including health and safety, absenteeism and poor performance. However, even where there is an established policy in place, it must still be applied in a …

More

The Good Work Plan: How will it impact your business?

The Good Work Plan: How will it impact your business?

The Government has recently published its Good Work Plan which, it says, presents the 'Government's vision for the future of the UK labour market'. The Good Work Plan primarily sets out the Government's response to the Taylor Review, a 2017 report on UK working practices. That report was …

More

Sleeping on the job

Sleeping on the job

In a hugely significant decision which will see many employers breathing a huge sigh of relief, the Court of Appeal has held that employees sleeping in at their employers’ premises while ‘on call’ are not entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their entire shift. Based on the …

More

What will Brexit mean for employment law?

What will Brexit mean for employment law?

It is unlikely that the UK's decision to leave the EU will dramatically transform UK employment law, although we can expect some changes. What form those changes may take is unknown, as it will depend upon which party is in power following the EU exit. Jonathan Dale, head of …

More

Is your business ready for key employment law changes?

Is your business ready for key employment law changes?

To help businesses - large and small - prepare for a number of imminent changes to employment law, our head of employment law, Jonathan Dale, has highlighted five key areas that ought to be on an employer's radar. 1. Living and Minimum Wage From April this year, the Living Wage, which …

More

Engaging workers on a self employed basis? Here's what you need to know

Engaging workers on a self employed basis? Here's what you need to know

A growing number of companies are using self-employed workers to help fill gaps in the workforce and to cover different shift patterns. Whilst these workers offer a great degree of flexibility to suit the needs of the company, it is important not to blur the lines on self-employment. …

More

Contact Us


"He is highly experienced and has a calm and careful manner with clients, which is reassuring."

Chambers 2020

"We have worked with Jonathan Dale in particular on several matters.  He is very approachable and willing to help, often at short notice."

Legal 500 2019/20

“We have been very pleased with the way that this sensitive matter has been handled right from the start. Thank you on behalf of the business for guiding us through, given our lack of knowledge of the UK system.”

Anonymous

"I would like express our gratitude for your highly professional and efficient conduct of this matter."

Anonymous

“’Extremely knowledgeable’ and clients appreciate his ‘sound advice, explained in a straightforward way.”

Chambers 2019

“Jonathan Dale offered sound employment law advice in clear terms and is very knowledgeable. As our matter progressed proposed solutions had to be revised at short notice and Jonathan's input has proved invaluable.”

Diane Stow Countrywise Water Coolers Limited

"Jonathan heads the department and stands out as being "highly technically able"."

Chambers UK

"Jonathan Dale is acclaimed for his technical abilities and personable approach."

Chambers UK

"Jonathan Dale is a "competent and amiable" employment practitioner who is well versed in advising businesses involved in mass redundancy programmes, restructuring exercises and transactions."

Chambers UK

"By giving us prompt, clear commercial advice and flexible support during our recent transaction, Nick Scott and Jonathan Dale helped us complete our deal favourably. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrew Jackson to others."

Eric Hjalmarsson Thor Shipping

Here to
help you

Call us

Hull +44 (0)1482 325 242

York +44 (0)1904 275 250

Grimsby +44 (0)1472 267 770

Scarborough +44 (0)1723 882 500

Let's keep in touch!

To receive regular updates such as newsletters, legal updates and invitations to upcoming events please fill in your details below.

I agree that Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP will retain my details on its database, and may sometimes use the details in accordance with its Privacy Notice to send marketing materials to me.



Call us

Hull+44 (0)1482 325 242

York+44 (0)1904 275 250

Grimsby+44 (0)1472 267 770

Scarborough+44 (0)1723 882 500

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP website. However, you can change your cookie preferences at any time through your browser settings. Click here to view our cookies policy.