Chambers of J P de Mounteney

Notice: Due to an exciting career change,  J P de Mounteney has ceased to take new instructions and, subject to BSB approval, will ceased to practice as a barrister from 1st March 2024. 


Q: Are you otherwise engaged?

At the bar and as in-house counsel, Jonathan has dealt with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

We offer a user-friendly and practical service, to help employers and employees set up and maintain healthy employment relations, to deal with difficulties as they arise and to enforce rights where they are abused.  

Indicative fees and rates are included in the “Transparency” section of this website.

Recent employment-related work includes:

  • Discrimination
  • Standard terms, procedures and polices
  • Employment appeals
  • Redundancy
  • Collective consultations
  • Equal pay
  • Working Time Directive
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Compromise agreements
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Workplace pensions
  • Profit participation and bonuses
  • EMI share schemes
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment tribunal work
  • Data Protection
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Restraint of trade

Employing someone, managing that employment, being employed – should all be simple.

But contracts, policies, procedures and law must all be applied in the context of complex, shifting and often disputed facts, of past mistakes and personalities.

Context may complicate, but experience arms an effective employment practitioner with something else:


“Fast and efficient, providing clear explanations and pragmatic advice. His friendly approachable manner and depth of experience and knowledge give reassurance. Trusted counsel.”

KM, Director, Mecolife Ltd