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Jonathan has a broad practice with particular focus upon public procurement, public and administrative law, consumer law and commercial law.
Jonathan has a busy and wide procurement practice, representing (led and as sole counsel) both claimants and contracting authorities in substantial procurement challenges brought under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011. He has also already been advising as to the new Public Procurement Bill 2023.
He has acted in a number of high profile and high value public procurement claims, such as some of the claims involving urgent procurements undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic. He is instructed by businesses, local authorities, central government bodies, NHS bodies and the Ministry of Defence. He is often instructed in claims brought by way of judicial review. Jonathan has experience in the common procedural issues that arise in claims, such as early disclosure, confidentiality rings, standstill issues and applications to lift the automatic suspension. Jonathan publishes regularly on public procurement developments.
Jonathan has substantial experience across a broad spectrum of public law work. He is on the Attorney General’s “A” Panel of counsel. He is instructed in a number of judicial review claims, many of which have an underlying regulatory thread. He has advised various government departments on a variety of issues in respect of number of administrative schemes and legislative proposals. He acts in a variety of statutory appeals (such as immigration civil penalty appeals) and deals with claims under the Human Rights Act 1998.
Jonathan has substantial consumer law experience, having acted for the Competition and Markets Authority in a number of enforcement actions as well has having advised consumers on a variety of issues under legislation such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015. In 2022, he was instructed by BEIS in what is now the leading case on the scope of enforcement powers under the CRA. Jonathan also has experience of dealing with consumer credit issues under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
Jonathan’s commercial practice primarily covers contractual disputes in a variety of different industry sectors.
Jonathan qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May before working at the Court of Appeal for two years, where he had oversight of most public law appeals. He has brought this varied professional experience to his practice at the Bar. He is pro-active and believes in working closely with those instructing him throughout the course of litigation and is always available to discuss any issues that arise.
Jonathan has published widely in leading academic and practitioner journals, particularly in the area of public law, public procurement, human rights and consumer credit. He is ranked as a leading barrister for Procurement Law in both directories:
“He is an excellent junior, who’s relaxed, collaborative, responsive and open to input” (Chambers UK, 2023)
“Jonathan is a hard-working and knowledgeable public law practitioner who works for a range of clients” (Legal 500, 2023)
“Approachability, knowledge and ability to explain legal matters in a commercial context to a lay client” (Legal 500, 2023)
“Easy to work with, accessible and good team player” (Legal 500, 2023)
Recent Public Procurement Publications
Recent Public law Publications