Jawaid joined Weightmans in 2007 and is the head of our hotels & leisure sector and a partner in the employment, pensions and immigration team. He specialises in equal pay, implementing pay schemes and advising on major restructure projects. He has project managed change initiatives that have involved over 15,000 employees and a group action of over 2000 equal pay claims.

Jawaid has a particular expertise in advising clients in the hospitality sector including Pizza Express, Wasabi, TGI Fridays and Whitbread. He has also advised on complex re-organisation projects in the public sector.

Jawaid has certain clients for which he manages projects that involve multi disciplinary legal issues, such as opening/closing restaurants and construction projects. He is responsible for being the point of contact for the client and ensuring that the most appropriate legal expertise is deployed (from real estate and finance lawyers to regulatory and commercial) in the most cost effective manner. He effectively acts as their in-house counsel, working in total partnership with the client's internal team.

Jawaid also advises clients on a more strategic level at project boards at the cutting edge of decision making. He has had many articles published in leading publications such as the Times, the Grocer, the Caterer and People Management.

Published articles

Insights Confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements: Government consultation

On 4 March 2019 the Government commenced consultation on an employer’s reliance upon non-disclosure agreements or confidentiality agreements.

Insights Top six employment law changes: April 2019

The top six employment law changes for April 2019.

Insights Equal pay update: Can employees compare their pay to colleagues in another business area?

Asda has suffered a further blow in its defence of equal pay claims brought by claimants who work in supermarket stores.

Insights The latest holiday pay decision expands the concept of “normal remuneration” again

The EAT handed down another decision in the long-running and well-publicised series of cases defining what elements should be included in holiday…

Insights Equal pay update: what does the recent ASDA judgment mean for me?

Equal pay issues continue to receive significant media attention. This stems not only from mass litigation but as it has now filtered into the private…

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The 'very personable' Jawaid Rehman specialises in advising local government on equal pay and gender pay gap regulations. Legal 500 2017

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The 'very personable' Jawaid Rehman specialises in advising local government on equal pay and gender pay gap regulations.

Legal 500 2017

“I give him nine out of ten, which is very good, as I never give ten! I’m impressed by the soundness and thoroughness of advice, but then almost as important is that he is timely and pragmatic. He is not just parroting case law or statute and leaving us to work out the answer. He has an easy collaborative working style.”

Chambers and Partners 2015
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