Farewell to employment expert Jon Dyson who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced solicitors, Jon Dyson, who is retiring after almost three decades of service to the local community.

Jon studied law at Durham University and began his legal career as an articled clerk in the early 1980s before qualifying and joining Wilkinson Woodward in 1990.

With a keen interest in employment law issues, by the mid-1990s he had established our employment law department and he has specialised in employment law matters for over twenty years.

Over the past two decades, Jon has developed a reputation for expertise in all aspects of employment law, particularly in cases of discrimination, negotiating employee settlement agreements and disputes relating to shareholders rights, unfair prejudice and confidential information. His many career highlights include a successful sex discrimination case against BT in which an employee was awarded £293,000.

In 1992, Jon became a partner at Wilkinson Woodward and was appointed as a director when we incorporated following a merger in 2012 with Huddersfield-based solicitors Norcliffe and Co.

A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jon has been a familiar face at employment tribunals. More recently, he supported the legal clinic run by the Law School at the University of Huddersfield. Over the years his legal expertise has been greatly valued by employers and employees alike and he will be sorely missed by many.

A keen tennis player and Huddersfield Town supporter, Jon has two grown up children and lives with wife Bev on the outskirts of Huddersfield. Having recently bought a house in France, Jon plans to kick start his retirement by renovating the property and spending more time on the tennis court.

From November 2017, Jon’s ongoing matters will be jointly handled by Maureen Cawthorn and  employment law specialist James Hodgson who are both based at our Halifax office.

We wish Jon a long and happy retirement

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