Jonathan first joined DWF Advocacy in 2008, before commencing a costs and insurance pupillage with Chambers in Manchester in 2012. Upon completion of his pupillage he was granted tenancy and practised as an independent barrister until he re-joined DWF Advocacy in 2013, as an employed barrister.
The specialist nature of Jonathan’s pupillage and practice - as well as insight gained from receiving instructions from both receiving and paying parties - has established him as a recognised expert in the field of costs, leading DWF Advocacy’s Costs Practice Group. He has undertaken multiple day assessments on bills over £1M, with many complex technical points having been raised at the Senior Court Costs Office and before other Regional Costs Judges nationwide. Owing to his interest in the detail of technical arguments Jonathan has enjoyed being instructed on varyingly levels of Appeal work.
Jonathan is also known for his expertise in advising on inquests and regulatory work - in particular matters relating to secondary care facilities such as care homes and children homes, industrial accidents, HSE investigations and those involving human rights elements. He regularly acts for privately insured companies, hospital trusts, secondary care providers, employers of the deceased and other statutory bodies that are often Article 2 ECHR Jury Inquests. Jonathan has a particular interest in Middleton inquests that require technical arguments on the duty to investigate the death, the appropriate scope of the inquest and the need or content of any narrative decision.
Jonathan is developing a strong name for himself in commercial litigation and international arbitration disputes - in particular those relating to organisations based in South East Asia.
Jonathan is praised by clients for his approachable nature and ability to instil confidence during conferences and hearings, as well as his diligent approach and consistent success.