Jonathan has particular expertise in inquests and healthcare regulation. He is regularly instructed in relation to high profile Article 2 and jury inquests, often in the context of media coverage or regulatory investigations. He is also instructed by coroners in judicial review proceedings. He advises in respect of a broad range of healthcare regulatory matters including all levels of CQC enforcement, safeguarding investigations, commissioning disputes, contract monitoring, and mental capacity.
Jonathan accepts instructions from a wide range of clients including police forces, NHS Trusts, healthcare providers, local authorities and bereaved families. He frequently provides training to his clients. He is often called upon by the media to comment on healthcare matters.
Jonathan practised as a solicitor from 2010 to 2018 and was a partner in a top-ranked national healthcare firm before returning to the bar. He therefore has client-side insight into solicitors’ expectations of counsel. He provides an exceptionally responsive service. He is always happy to discuss cases informally at an early stage to contribute to strategy. He is always mindful of the wider context of his cases. Jonathan is regularly instructed on matters of utmost sensitivity and adopts an empathic and reassuring approach with respect to lay clients.
Jonathan is authorised to accept direct access instructions and is authorised to conduct litigation.
Jonathan sits as Assistant Coroner in South London.