Jon is to speak at the 1st Serjeants’ Inn Police Employment, Whistleblowing and Equality Law Conference: Police pensions: common errors and their correction.
“Vastly experienced, erudite and articulate.”
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For many years Jon has acted for police forces in Employment Tribunal claims by officers and members of police staff, predominantly in cases involving allegations of sex, race or disability discrimination. He has considerable experience of acting on behalf of police authorities in disputes under the Police (Pensions) Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 both in the little known civil jurisdiction of the Crown Court and in applications for judicial review.
Jon has particular experience of the Administrative Court as a result of his work in the fields of police pensions. He has been instructed in a series of cases principally involving the application of the statutory criteria for entitlement to a police injury on duty award and the procedure under the relevant regulations under which entitlement to such an award is determined, first by the selected medical practitioner and on appeal by the Police Medical Appeal Board.
Jon has appeared as the legal adviser to police disciplinary panels.
He appeared in R (Crudace) v Northumbria Police Authority  HHJ Behrens (Admin Ct at Leeds) concerning the meaning and scope of reviews under regulation 32(2) of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006,