“It’s like you look in my heart and tell my story.”
(Successfully acquitted Hong Kong client).
“I recently saw him perform one of the most impressive pieces of cross examination in my career during a fraud case against our client who was a Commercial Director of a large national organisation.”
(Senior partner in major national business crime firm of solicitors).
“He is able to change the minds of judges 180 degrees from the position that they had previously taken.”
“A tenacious advocate, who has a strong track record of prosecutions.”
“His attention to detail and presentation of arguments are second to none.”
“A top flight advocate.”
“He is excellent and gives really good and sensible advice.”
“Very able and sensible, he has a very nice style and manner.”
“He is very personable, he gets to the point and is easy to deal with. He has a nice court style.”
“He is a class act.”
“He is pragmatic, charming and fights well for his client.”
“Instructed in cases of the utmost severity and sensitivity.”
“A pleasure to work with.”
“He reaps praise from opponents and clients alike.”
“Absolutely top class – he is very sharp indeed and really quick to pick things up.”
“He is one of the most tactically astute barristers around.”
“He is hugely committed and open to ideas and different approaches. He has good leadership skills and takes a decisive approach to the case.”
“Excellent on his feet.”
“He’s very polite and very eloquent.”
“Praised for his decisive and incisive approach as well as his intelligent and erudite advocacy, he is a popular choice for both defending and prosecuting complex fraud cases.”
“A class act. He’s a very good fraud barrister who is measured and meticulous.”
“A very thorough advocate, he is knowledgeable and a great team player.”
“I couldn’t distinguish between his strength on paper and as an advocate. He’s top tier when it comes to both of them.”
[He is] “a persuasive court advocate with a good brain,” [and is] “very good with factually complicated cases. He is very effective, a man who is able to assemble a mountain of facts into something that is highly attractive.”
He wins high praise for his “effective, enthusiastic yet beautifully understated” court style.
“Argues as strongly on his feet as strongly as he does on the page”
(A selection of the comments about Jonathan drawn from Chambers Directory and the Legal 500 in Financial Crime, Health and Safety and Proceeds of Crime from 2011 to 2018, most recent at the top).