AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Jonathan joined Kings Chambers in 2012 on successful completion of pupillage. He acts and advises in cases spanning all the areas of law covered by the Chancery and Commercial team at Kings Chambers, but with particular focus on the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, and property law. He enjoys working for a wide range of different clients, and aims to provide a practical and commercially-minded service that is responsive to their individual needs.
Year of Call: 2010
Jonathan is regularly instructed in a wide range of commercial cases, with a busy practice in the County Court and High Court. He is experienced in contractual disputes, debt recovery, goods and services claims, and construction. A particular recent highlight was a Mercantile claim worth almost £300,000 centred on a number of ambiguities in a written agreement. The case produced two heavily-contested interim applications. Jonathan also acted recently in a trial for defective industrial machinery, with substantial expert evidence.
Jonathan regularly carries out work in corporate and individual insolvency proceedings of all kinds. He represents creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals, offering an understanding of the insolvency sector and the needs of those working in it. He recently represented a financial institution in a dispute worth over £1 million, arising in the course of winding up proceedings. Another recent highlight was fending off a bankruptcy in the County Court, and upholding the judgment on an appeal to the High Court.
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Associate Member of CIArb
2010 – LL.B Hons, Bar Vocational Course (The College of Law)
2009 – Graduate Diploma in Law (The College of Law)
2008 – BA Hons, Modern Languages (University of Oxford, Trinity College)
2009 – Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
2005 – Chadwick Exhibition in Modern Languages (Trinity College, Oxford)
Chambers UK 2023
"Brilliant junior and a star of the future. Also an excellent inquiry advocate."
"Great client service, always approachable and timely in providing responses. He is pragmatic and able to take opposing views into consideration."
"His attention to detail is exceptional. He has a very keen eye and the ability to home in on the issues which really matter."
Legal 500 2023
"Jonathan has a great ability to understand the issues of a matter and translate that into written submissions through pleadings or a skeleton argument that are clear, succinct and brings out the best arguments. He is extremely thorough and covers all bases to ensure the strongest position can be presented for the client. Jonathan’s written approach is complemented by his advocacy which is considered, calm and ensures the judge has the key points."
Chambers UK 2022
"He is very user-friendly and gets on with things with very little fuss despite any challenges involved. He is very good in both written and advocacy and has a good bedside manner with clients."
Legal 500 2022
‘Jonathan is a rising star. An extremely competent Junior who is very thorough and academically strong.’
Chambers UK 2021
"His technical work is excellent."
Legal 500 2021
"He is very approachable and his pleadings; advocacy and advice are first rate. He is going to be a star at the bar."
Chambers UK 2020
"Excellent at really absorbing all the complex patterns of the issues and tearing them down into core arguments." "He has a good future ahead of him."
Chambers UK 2018
"He has a superb work ethic and is very personable." "He endears himself to judges."
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