Contributor Profile profile for Jon Heuvel
Jon Heuvel – Shakespeare Martineau LLP
Partner, Employment & Education Team
Global Chair, Multilaw Employment Group
60 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0HR
DDI: +44 (0)20 7264 4355
Jon has specialised in employment law for over 20 years, initially at Penningtons (where he became a partner in 2001), but now with Shakespeare Martineau, where he is currently heading the employment team in their London office.
Jon has a wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law including complex employment tribunal and High Court proceedings primarily for employers across a range of industries and sectors, with a particular focus at present on hotels and restaurants, educational establishments and the service sector. Jon also advises employees, in particular in relation to complex discrimination claims. He is at the forefront of key labour law developments and regularly advises clients on new regulations that will affect their organisations – the potential ramifications of Brexit are a particular focus in the current climate.
In addition to his domestic practice, Jon also specialises in the international aspects of employment, from advising start-ups in the UK to dealing with cross-border issues for multinational clients. Jon is Global Chair of the Employment Practice Group for Multilaw, and is the general editor (and co-author) of the Multilaw publication How To Hire and Fire: A Global Guide which is currently in its fifth edition (2015). He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and HR in Hospitality. He is currently chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce Skills and Employment Committee, a role which he has held for a number of years.
Jon is a regular author and speaker on a range of employment issues and has appeared on TV and national radio as an expert commentator. He is recognised as a leading individual in his field, with particular expertise in discrimination, and is described as a 'good listener, and really flexible and creative' (Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession), 'creative and thorough' (The Legal 500, 2012 edition) and receives praise for ensuring that 'the interests of his clients are paramount'. (The Legal 500, 2009 edition). He is an active member of the #ukemplaw Twitter community – do follow him on @JonHeuvel for up to date comment on developments in employment law.