Position: Partner and Head of Employment
Phone: 01772 220396 / 07976 278888
Jonathan has extensive experience in all areas of employment law having specialised in this area since 2005. He regularly advises local authorities, housing authorities and private companies on a wide range of employment matters. Jonathan prides himself on a pro-active approach tailored to the specific needs of the individual client; and works closely with clients to provide solutions to employment and HR issues. A skilled and experienced advocate, Jonathan appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal. This enables Jonathan to give simple, straightforward advice with the experience of how issues are likely to be viewed by an Employment Tribunal; providing the best possible advice to clients.
Jonathan is equally adept at dealing with Tribunal cases of all types, as well as providing internal advice on issues of various complexity, including large-scale restructures, job evaluation and equal pay issues. Jonathan speaks regularly at external seminars and events on current employment law issues, and is regularly quoted in local media. Jonathan also holds a particular specialism in dealing with employment & HR issues in an education context, having advised a number of schools and academic institutions on such matters.
Emma led us through a complex Employment Tribunal case which we would not have successfully succeeded without her and the team at Forbes support, they made us feel at ease throughout the process
Alexander Dennis Limited
We wouldn't work with any other firm when it comes to employment and HR topics.
UK HR Business Partner
Voith Paper Ltd
The service offering at Forbes is of outstanding quality and value and has consistently exceeded our expectations.
Head of HR
Head of department Jonathan Holden leads a team of 'highly competent individuals' covering the full range of employment matters.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
Forbes Solicitors provides 'swift, efficient and pragmatic advice to its clients'.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
We find that the Forbes team take a pragmatic and supportive approach and enjoy working with their team.
Kepak Convenience Foods
We approached Forbes Solicitors on a recommendation because as a small independent organisation we needed clear guidance and backing on HR matters.
Piccadilly Garden & Support Service
The Forbes team were fantastic, the work and effort they put in was impressive and I was made to feel at ease throughout the proceedings. I can not thank the Forbes team enough
Without doubt Jonathan Holden is like a security blanket. He understands that schools need to act in the best interest of school as a whole
Brenda P Allen
I will keep promoting you and your services because I'm fully committed to the quality of your work and the impact that it has in school.
Ashton Community Science College
Amy Stokes was more than helpful throughout the whole process - Thank you Amy.
Forbes are proactive in relation to changes in legislation and keep me informed via regular seminars, updates and bulletins.
Business Support Manager
Birchall Catering Supplies Ltd
I have always found everyone at Forbes to be approachable, helpful and professional, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any other business
E A Foulds Limited
May I say how much the employment team at Forbes have helped Samlesbury Hall with staff issues over the past ten years.
...we have found Forbes to be an excellent team of people to work with, fully understanding our needs and goals.
Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.