Following his spell as Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey, prosecuting the full range of grave and complex crimes, Jonathan is well-placed to use his expertise to provide clients charged with serious criminal offences a thorough and robust defence, exploiting any weaknesses in the prosecution case. This is complemented by his background in science and his expertise in DNA evidence, which provides him with the forensic skills necessary for rigorously scrutinising scientific evidence. Prior to becoming treasury counsel, Jonathan had a broad defence practice specialising in homicide, the defence of police officers and white collar fraud. In recent months, he has focused on rekindling his defence practice and has been instructed to defend in a series of murder cases, the details of which are set out below.
Regina v Woodley
Successful defence of 16 year old charged with group murder of local drug dealer
Regina v Cash
Successful defence of man charged with GBH (fractured eye socket) of fellow traveller at party
Regina v Hillman
Successful defence of young man charged with machete murder of rival drug dealer
Regina v Weeks
Defence of man charged with murder of male during drunken street fight.
Regina v Roberts
Defence of man with personality disorder charged with murder in respect of a fatal stabbing in public house captured on CCTV.
Regina v Anglin
Defence of man charged with notorious murder of homosexual Swiss Banker on Grand Cayman following the first cold case murder review carried out on the island.