Jonathon Enston

Associate Solicitor

Jonathon Enston

Associate Solicitor Manchester Business Crime and Regulation

Jonathon joined JMW in April 2020 in the Business Crime and Regulation Department.

Jonathon has extensive experience of acting for individuals and businesses in a wide range of criminal and regulatory proceedings relating to investigations and prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Trading Standards and Local Authorities. He also has substantial expertise in Healthcare Regulatory matters relating to Inquests and health and social care regulation.  

Fraud and Financial Crime

Jonathon has over 10 years’ experience of working on complex high value fraud cases brought by the SFO, HMRC and CPS:-

  • MTIC
  • Mortgage 
  • Investment
  • Insurance

He has also defended cases of money laundering and is vastly experienced in POCA work.

Trading Standards

In a number of cases and upon being instructed at an early stage he has been able to successfully argue that no further action be taken or for an out of court disposal to be preferred over a prosecution. Such cases have ranged from General Product Safety Regulations to Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.

Local Councils

Jonathon has dealt with investigations concerning alleged breaches of the Housing Act as well as Safeguarding Investigations following allegations of Neglect. 


Jonathon has been instructed by bereaved families and senior managers in complex Article 2 and Jamieson inquests that have involved highly technical points of law and expert evidence.

Care Quality Commission

Jonathon has acted for providers and registered managers in responding to enforcement action, compliance and appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Care Standards Chamber).

He has particular experience of providing advice and assistance in the following:-

  • Written representations
  • Warning notices
  • Registration process and cancellation of registration
  • Factual inaccuracies
  • Rating reviews
  • Fixed Penalty Notices

As he is Police Station Accredited he will often be asked to provide advice and representation following a request for a provider or registered manager to attend an interview under caution. Such matters have ranged from Wilful Neglect to Food Safety.

Jonathon joined JMW with over 10 years’ experience having previously worked for nationally and globally recognised firms in criminal and regulatory matters.

Jonathon has been described in the Legal 500 lawyers as someone who is “dedicated and leaves no stone unturned.”

He is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) and the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS).

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