Jonathan Whittaker


As a senior employment lawyer with over 30 years’ experience, I deal with complex contract disputes, business sales, purchases and mergers and multi-day employment tribunal cases usually involving discrimination. I still get enormous pleasure from assisting individual clients with every type of employment issue.

Team: Employment


Joined SAS Daniels: 1996

Qualified: 1980

Legal 500 / Chambers comments: Jonathan Whittaker has particular expertise in discrimination claims. One commentator describes him as "unusually practical" (Chambers UK, 2012)

Professional memberships / positions: Part time Employment Judge; Employment/Commercial Mediator; and member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Recent work

  • Successfully negotiated settlement of dismissal/breach of contract claim with a value of over £500k
  • Advised a Sixth Form College on redundancy and reorganisation procedures to achieve savings of over £50k
  • Currently defending a claim of unfair dismissal/protected disclosure which has been listed for an eight day hearing in Kent

How I make a difference

I am known for my pragmatic, no nonsense approach. I do not know the meaning of 'cannot' and don't do 'jargon'. My clients appreciate my ability to get to the point and deliver a cost effective solution to their problem.