Jonathan is recognised as a leading immigration lawyer, but also advises on the full spectrum of employment law issues as part of his clients' international HR strategies

Jonathan is a senior associate in our International HR Services Group based in London.

He advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious domestic and cross-border employment issues. Jonathan’s experience includes negotiating service agreements and executive severances, advising on the protection of confidential information and enforcement of restrictive covenants, advising on the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, advising on TUPE issues in relation to outsourcings (in both the public and private sector) and business transfers, advising on individual and collective redundancy exercises and employment tribunal litigation for a variety of claims.

In addition, Jonathan undertakes a wide variety of business immigration work and is listed in the Who's Who of International Corporate Immigration Lawyers. Jonathan regularly advises clients on the requirements of the Points-Based System as well as a range of other business immigration issues as part of their global mobility mandates, including immigration warranties and tribunal litigation. Jonathan has advised clients ranging from the telecommunications and IT industries to Hollywood celebrities, sports personalities, sporting governing bodies and other high profile individuals. Jonathan has also presented immigration briefings and tailored immigration training on the Points-Based System and related issues and has written articles on business immigration which have been published nationally and internationally.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Jonathan Goldsworthy of Bird & Bird is an employment and business immigration specialist recommended for PBS work, global personnel strategy, immigration warranties and contentious matters. Clients say: "He provides practical advice that properly balances all the relevant legal and business considerations”.

    Chambers & Partners 2016
  2. Jonathan Goldsworthy is an Associate to Watch and is “extremely thorough and flexible”.

    Chambers UK 2011