Prior to accepting tenancy Jonathan worked for over 15 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 and private law proceedings.