In his Family practice, having once acted for Local Authorities in Care proceedings, he now prefers to represent parents and children. He especially enjoys representing vulnerable clients and non-British nationals.
In his private law practice he specialises in cases involving the implacable hostility of one parent towards another and its consequential impact upon children.
Jonathan is particularly interested in Attachment theory and its importance to a child’s welfare and development.
Jonathan has successfully brought actions against Local Authorities in the High Court for breaches of a parent’s Article 8 Human Rights.
Jonathan has experience in cases involving parents accused of suffering from FII.
In his immigration practice his particular areas of practice are refugee law, unlawful detention, human rights and deportation. He is a specialist in Home Office policy and ‘Abdi’- type actions against the Secretary of State.
Jonathan is Direct Access qualified which means he can be booked via Chambers’ clerks without a solicitor on a private basis. Click below to access Bar Council guidance on how to do this: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/media/225649/guidance_for_clients_02_07_13.pdf