Jonathan is recognised as a leading junior and has a broad practice encompassing the range of Chambers’ work with a particular focus on police law, inquests and public inquires, public / administrative law and employment law. He has a particular interest and experience in cases touching upon matters of national security. He is ranked in Chambers UK for both Police Law and Inquests and Public Inquiries. He is listed as a leading junior by the Legal 500.
Jonathan’s clients include, amongst others, police forces, public bodies and coroners. Clients commend the way he conducts his cases and greatly value his approach: “Extremely thorough and willing to work as part of a team” (Legal 500). Recent high profile cases include the Brook House Inquiry, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Police Overtime Claims Litigation (representing almost every police force in England and Wales) and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Jonathan has previously appeared in the Inquests into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005, the Inquests into the deaths arising from the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, the ‘Phone Hacking’ litigation and in the Tunisia Inquests (as Counsel to the Inquests).
Jonathan is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel of Counsel (having been on the C Panel since 2013)
Jonathan sits (part-time) as an Assistant Coroner for Northamptonshire.