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Associate Solicitor Manchester Business Crime and Regulation
Jonathon is an experienced Solicitor in the Busines Crime and Regulation Team specialising in Criminal and Regulatory Defence and Professional Discipline.
Since qualifying in 2012, Jonathon has been involved in some of the most serious and complex investigations and prosecutions involving the Police, Crown Prosecution Service, HMRC, Insolvency Service and Trading Standards. He also has extensive experience of acting for professionals in professional disciplinary proceedings as well as professional sportspersons before their regulatory bodies.
Jonathon represents clients nationally at the Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, and the Crown Court.
He is presently acting on a high-profile police investigation concerning alleged corruption within the sporting industry as well as defending in an alleged international tax fraud being prosecuted by HMRC
Jonathon has acted for individuals and businesses across numerous industries and sectors dealing with both investigations and prosecutions by the HSE, Environment Agency and Local Authorities, including the following:-
Representation of manufacturing company after one of its employees sustained a serious injury whilst accessing a dangerous part of machinery
Representation of senior employee prosecuted by the under section 7 HSWA following a fatality at a waste recycling centre
Representation of business owner prosecuted by the HSE in first case of its kind relating to the online sale of chemicals
Jonathon’s Trading Standards experience encompasses all types of Regulatory Crime, in particular:
- Trade Marks Act 1994
- Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
- Consumer Protection Act 1987
- Food Safety Act 1990
- Offences under the Fraud Act 2006
- Sale of Age-Restricted Products
Jonathon is regularly instructed to advise and defend in professional disciplinary proceedings, including the following bodies - SRA, GMC, NMC, GPhC, ACCA and GTC.
Fraud and Financial Crime
Jonathon has over 10 years’ experience of working on complex high value fraud cases including:-
He has also defended cases of money laundering and is vastly experienced in POCA work. He is dealing with numerous cases concerning applications to reopen Confiscation Orders under S23 POCA.
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).