Jonathan Dale

Jonathan Dale

Profile

Jonathan is Head of our Employment Department and has over 20 years’ of experience advising and guiding individual clients and major businesses on a full range of employment matters, including complex redundancy matters. He also works closely with clients to assist them in devising effective strategies to secure the removal of executives who are underperforming and the negotiation of severance terms under settlement agreements, or on the employer’s behalf.

Jonathan frequently delivers legal services for our clients overseas, providing guidance on the legal aspects of employment and immigration in international trade. In addition, he provides advice on issues around trading into or out of the UK, including business sales, disposals and outsourcing exercises – particularly where TUPE applies.

Testimonials

  • “’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

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 …

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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 …

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Articles

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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“’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

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