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Jonathan Goldsworthy

Jonathan Goldsworthy

Bird & Bird LLP12 New Fetter LaneLondonEnglandEC4A 1JP

Global Leader

Corporate Immigration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Jonathan Goldsworthy is “a highly reliable and pro-active lawyer” recognised for his “articulate responses” as well as his “ability to consider the risks from both an immigration and employment law perspective”.


Jonathan Goldsworthy is a senior associate in the international HR services group at Bird & Bird.

Jonathan regularly advises clients on the full range of issues under the points-based system, as well as undertaking a wide variety of other business immigration work as part of clients' people and talent strategies, including immigration warranties, costs agreements and tribunal litigation, both in the UK and co-ordinating global mandates. Jonathan advises both established organisations as well as new companies looking to create a foothold in the UK and Europe and has acted for clients ranging from the telecommunications and IT industries to Hollywood celebrities, sports personalities, sporting governing bodies and other high profile individuals. Jonathan regularly presents immigration briefings and tailored immigration training on the points-based system, immigration compliance and Brexit and has written articles on business immigration which have been published nationally and internationally. 

In addition, Jonathan is a recognised employment solicitor and is, therefore, uniquely placed to advise clients on end-to-end global mobility solutions, including preparing tailored secondment agreements and expatriate management. Jonathan advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious domestic and cross-border employment law issues and his 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.

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