When as a junior and in silk, Jonathan has been instructed in numerous cases involving oncology and generally, allegations relating to delay in diagnosis.
Jonathan has generally been involved in cases concerning breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
Jonathan is familiar with the procedure involved for taking evidence by deposition for a dying witness and has attended at a Claimant’s home for such a hearing.
A selection of cases which Jonathan has been involved in are set out below:
Re W  continuing
Alleged failures by a number of general practitioners to refer the Claimant to a cancer clinic when she was presenting with the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.
Re KD  continuing
Admitted failure to refer the Claimant to hospital following a mammogram leading to the death of the Claimant.
Re SW 
Failure of the defendant general practitioners to refer the Claimant to a gynaecologist following her repeated attendance at her general practitioners’ surgery with the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.
Re GP 
Delay in performing gall bladder surgery which would have led to an earlier diagnosis of gall bladder cancer.
“Jonathan has an incredible eye for detail, and no stone is left unturned in a case. He is brilliant on his feet and will systematically and methodically obliterate a counterargument. He is fantastic with clients and genuinely values and takes on board the views of his instructing solicitor.”
Legal 500 2023 (Clinical Negligence - Midlands) Tier 1
“Jonathan is an astute barrister. He has a real eye for detail but never loses sight of the bigger picture. He is excellent." “His technical ability and knowledge is second to none. He is very reassuring to have on complex cases.”
Chambers UK 2023 (Clinical Negligence - Western) Band 1
"Jonathan has excellent knowledge and legal acumen. His commitment to his clients is very impressive." "Jonathan is an excellent barrister and has great depth of knowledge." "He is a very experienced KC."
Chambers UK 2023 (Clinical Negligence - Midlands) Band 1
"Jonathan is a silk at the top of his game; an excellent communicator with clients and judiciary alike, and a very strong advocate. He is very experienced and methodical, so is totally dependable when it comes to details in large-value claims, and as a consequence his advice is always logical, sensible and understandable."
Legal 500 2023 (Clinical Negligence - Western) Tier 1
“He is very approachable, down to earth, hard-working, diligent and personable.” “He is an excellent barrister and is very strong on procedural matters.” “Extremely thorough and meticulous in his drafting.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Clinical Negligence - Midlands) Band 1
“Meticulous attention to detail, personable and extremely knowledgeable.”
Legal 500 2022 (Clinical Negligence - Midlands) Tier 1
“He’s very calm and methodical, and his attention to detail is fantastic.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Clinical Negligence - Western) Band 1
“Jonathan is an original thinker, but is also practical. He has outstanding attention to detail, builds a good rapport with clients and achieves excellent results.”
Legal 500 2022 (Clinical Negligence - Western) Tier 1
Deputy Head of Chambers
Deputy Head of the Clinical Negligence Group
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Former AG Panel (Provincial Panel)
MA (Hons) Economics (St Andrews)
Diploma in Law (Commendation) (City)