Jonathan trained at Sears Tooth solicitors and has worked in family law for 10 years. Jonathan joined JMW solicitors in 2019 and is a well-regarded family finance specialist.
He is a ‘people person’ and spends time getting to know his clients, socially and professionally.
“It is important for clients to feel comfortable around me. Getting to know clients also helps me to understand them, their lifestyle and the financial settlement they need to maintain that lifestyle”.
Jonathan believes in simple language and straight talking. He makes himself accessible to clients outside of traditional office hours and avoids ‘lawyer talk’.
He is an experienced court litigator who was trained by family law ‘Stars’ including Raymond Tooth, Susan Apthorp and Michael Rowlands.
Described in The Legal 500 as being responsible for the ‘heavy lifting’, Jonathan has represented the wife of a Russian oligarch, the wife of an Israeli oligarch, entrepreneurs, city professionals, politicians and celebrities. Jonathan’s work has been reported in the national and legal press.
Jonathan organises monthly ‘well-being walks’ in Essex for individuals going through a divorce or separation. The walks are endorsed by local GPs and the mental health charity, Mind. In addition to well-being walks, Jonathan manages support groups and encourages individuals going through a divorce to have the ‘right team’ around them:
“A divorce or separation is hard and it can be lonely. To divorce well you need a brilliant therapist, a creative financial advisor, a clever actuary and a solicitor who knows when to stop the clock!”
Jonathan is available for meetings in Essex or London, and nationally by advanced appointment.