Jonathan has conducted criminal defence work for many years, having qualified as a solicitor in 1988. He began his career at another local firm in Southampton, joining in 1986 and progressing from Articled Clerk to Solicitor and then Partner in charge of the criminal department at that firm.
He joined us in 2006 and is joint head of our criminal defence department. He has extensive experience of dealing with a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, gbh, rape and violent crime, high value theft and fraud, money laundering and proceeds of crime, and conspiracy to supply and import drugs allegations. He also has considerable expertise in dealing with historical abuse cases and other serious sexual offences. He has acted as both a court duty solicitor and police station duty solicitor for over 20 years.
He lives locally with his family and has a keen interest in many sports, he is a dedicated supporter of Southampton FC and Hampshire Cricket.