Partner with over 20 years’ experience acting for victims of abuse. Recognised as a leading lawyer in abuse law; receiving referrals from fellow professionals, charities and instructions from The Official Solicitor. Specialist areas include claims against Social Services, historic abuse claims and CICA abuse claims. Recent notable cases include Child K, who was awarded £3.1M for abuse suffered as a baby under the CICB scheme (quantification delayed until recently when applicant attained majority) and Client N, who accepted £650,000 in one of the biggest ever failure to remove cases. Jonathan is also noted for his work securing damages for victims of the Rochdale Sex Rings. Jonathan also acts for bereaved families in Inquests and subsequent damages claims. He led the team representing the family of Anthony Grainger in the Public Inquiry into his shooting by GMP. Jonathan is regularly asked for press interviews and in the last 12 months has been quoted in The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. He has appeared on Sky News, BBC News, ITN and The Victoria Derbyshire Show.
Law Society, ACAL, APIL, Police Actions Lawyers Group
Manchester University LLB with hons 1989; Joined Farleys 1991; Established and developed new Manchester office 2008 to date; Headed Abuse and Inquests Department 2005 to date