Jonathan was called to the Bar in 1992 and has developed a specialised practice in serious violent and sexual offences.




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Notable Cases

R v Moore (Attempted murder, attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving)

The defendant struck a Muslim woman with his car, drove over her again moments later and subsequently drove at a 12-year-old schoolgirl as revenge for the London 7/7 bombings and the Parsons Green Tube station attack. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a notional determinate term of 40 years.


R v Guzelyurt (Attempted murder)

Prosecution of defendant who subjected his victim to a planned and extremely violent assault at her home in front of her two children. The victim, who had previously reported the defendant to the police for harassment and acts of intimidation, sustained life-threatening injuries to her neck, chest, legs and arms and. The defendant was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum of 14 years.

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