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.
“An eminent silk in clinical negligence. He acts for claimants in complex instructions, demonstrating significant prowess in claims relating to obstetrics. He regularly acts in serious cases, including those concerning death and catastrophic injury, and is particularly well reputed for his compassionate approach with clients.
“A thorough and intuitive silk who is reliable and approachable to both solicitors and clients and is fully committed to every case.” “He must be the most approachable QC in the country. He’s so down-to-earth and forensically brilliant – a joy to work with.”
Chambers UK 2019 - Band 1
“Great on his feet with first-class technical skills.”
Legal 500 2019
“A very impressive silk” who acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases with particularly complicated or unique legal aspects. Sources praise his eye for detail, ability to grasp cases quickly and client care skills.
Strengths: “He has a fantastic eye for detail and is brilliant with clients, he really puts them at ease.” “He is the fount of all knowledge.” “He is quite terrier-like, he fights fairly hard.”
Chambers UK 2018 - Band 1
“A very analytical mind.”
Legal 500 2018
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)