After taking his degree at Hull University and then studying for law at Guildford College of Law, Jon started his legal career as a qualified Solicitor (North West) and remained in a general Solicitors’ practice for 13 years before transferring to the Bar in 1999.
This background has enabled Jon to have extensive experience in matrimonial financial remedy proceedings, cohabitee disputes, family and children matters and also build up supporting experience in probate, company/commercial, property and personal injury and litigation including VAT.
This experience enabled him to develop an excellent client outcome focused practice, with an eye for relevant detail and the effect and relevance of broader issues when dealing with financial, property and family matters. This brings strength when considering negotiation and dispute resolution outcomes. High value cases, pre-nuptial and post separation agreements, non-disclosure issues, property portfolio and foreign property matters, farming and company related cases are particular strengths.
This background has carried over into his established practice at 18 St John Street.
He is now a strong and respected advocate in matrimonial finance, cohabitee, same sex disputes, and detailed financial analysis is such as to lead to practical and outcome focused advice.
Jon has built up a nationwide practice, regularly travelling the length and breadth of England and Wales to represent clients before all levels of court.
In 2013 Jon became accredited to receive public direct access instructions and provides ongoing support and advice whenever necessary.
Chubb Cabs Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (VADT20368) (2007):Lawtel: 7/11/2007; Document No.: Case Law – AC0115107
Cheshire Racing Limited v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (20283) (2007):Lawtel: 23/08/2007; Document No.: Case Law – AC0114631
Newport County AFC Social Club Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (V&DTr 10/10/2006): Lawtel: 20/11/2006; Document No.: Case Law – AC0112043
Karen Bennett v Customs and Excise Commissioners (V&DTr 29/12/2004): Lawtel: 19/01/2005; Document No.: Case Law – AC0107696
Vivek Singh KudhailL v Customs and Excise Commissioners (018161) (2003): Document No.: Case Law – AC0105438
Cliff College Outreach v Customs and Excise Commissioners (No.17301) (2001):Document No.: Case Law – AC0700287