Prior to accepting tenancy Jonathan worked for a number of years leading the commercial negotiations of high value infrastructure projects in the private and public sector both in the UK and internationally. He also worked as a voice over artist and professional actor in television and theatre including on Doctor Who.
Jonathan specialises in Crime and has a wealth of experience in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court. He has defended in a range of cases, including serious violence, drugs, sex, public order and offensive weapons. Given his previous experience many instructing solicitors have successfully entrusted him with cases above his call.
As a criminal advocate Jonathan is a first-class operator with a quick fire intellect and excellent attention to detail. He is liked by clients and juries alike. He has a strong reputation for incisive cross-examination and for delivering concise and persuasive closing speeches.
Jonathan also appears in the civil courts dealing with contractual disputes and private injunctions; and the family courts for respondent parents, grandparents and children (both directly and by their Children's Guardian) in public law Children Act/Adoption Act proceedings.