Jonathan Davies

Call 2003


Jonathan is a specialist employment and discrimination lawyer with a record of success in very high profile and high value cases. He has been instructed in a number of complex police employment matters.


Jonathan Davies successfully defends Leicestershire Police against a long expected test case on new shared parental leave policy.
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“Parks police dismissal does not engage article 8.”
Jonathan discusses the recent case of Vining & Ors v London Borough of Wandsworth on our UK Police Law blog.
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cases & work of note

Jonathan has been instructed in a wide range of Police cases, covering issues such as; consultation rights, discrimination, equal pay, maternity, paternity and shared parental leave rights, pensions and whistleblowing.

  • In 2016, Jonathan successfully defended the Chief Constable in the ET claim Hextall v the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police. Mr Hextall sought to argue that failure to pay him the same rate of pay during his shared parental leave as a female officer would be paid during her maternity leave amounted to direct and indirect sex discrimination as well as a failure to pay equal pay. All his claims were rejected.
  • He has advised a major police force on the effect of advice it gave about changes to a pension scheme.
  • Jonathan was instructed in Thomas and others v the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis – a High Court group litigation action on behalf of the Royal Protection Squad for recovery of £4.5m to £9m in non-payment of overtime and other allowances under the Police Regulations 2003. The claim resulted in a multi-million pound settlement in favour of the officers.

Jonathan has lectured widely on whistle-blowing claims and  represented both many whistleblowers, from doctors to policemen. He has also dealt with the interplay between the employee’s rights as a whistle-blower and his duties of confidence (see details listed under Breach of Confidence on his Employment Law profile). He has also lectured widely on this subject.