Jonathan Hemmant is a senior employment and commercial services lawyer. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2000 he has worked for almost all his career for full service City Firms or niche firms run by lawyers with a Magic Circle/US firm background, acting as the employment department head for two of the firms he has worked for, one of which he helped to establish.
Jonathan advises on a wide range of contentious and non – contentious employment law issues and also carries out commercial work, having particular expertise advising on arrangements for the provision of staff and services that fall outside of the standard employment model.
Throughout his career Jonathan has represented senior employees and self-employed professionals across a wide range of industry sectors, from financial services to IT, routinely advising employees on settlement agreements.
Whilst he has also acted for large household name clients, including the Bank of England, Jonathan particularly enjoys acting for SMEs/owner managed businesses, including start-ups.
In recent years Jonathan has developed particular expertise advising GP practices and private healthcare providers on staffing matters, working with a leading practice in this field.
In his own words...
“I respect entrepreneurs and enjoy forming a close working relationship with them, gaining a real understanding of their various businesses, then having a hand in contributing towards their success. I have first-hand experience of the pressures that those managing SMEs work under, particularly in respect of often emotionally charged staffing issues, and understand the need for precise, timely, cost-effective and above all commercially focused guidance, identifying solutions not just problems.”