Jonathan joined Chambers in January 2017 following his successful completion of pupillage in Northampton. He has developed a busy and varied practice, regularly appearing in the Family Court representing parents and local authorities in public and private law proceedings. Jonathan has appeared in the High Court and has represented clients in appeals.
Prior to coming to the bar, Jonathan worked in the Family Department of one of the largest law firms in the North West, developing a specialism of representing clients in Children Act and Family Law Act proceedings. Jonathan also undertook advocacy in the County Court as a Solicitor’s Agent prior to coming to the bar.
Jonathan is public access accredited.
Away from Chambers, Jonathan enjoys travel and sport, particularly football and is a long-time fan of Rochdale AFC. Jonathan also has a keen interest in scuba diving and snorkelling and keeps a marine aquarium at home.
LCC v K (2017) – representing the Local Authority in care and placement proceedings involving historic sexual abuse.
K v RB (2017) – representing the Respondent Mother in a four-day finding of fact hearing involving serious allegations of domestic violence and subsequent final hearing resulting in a ‘no contact’ order being made against the Applicant Father.
S v HG (2017) – successfully opposing the making of an adoption order.