Jonathan Holsgrove

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Law LLB (University of Sheffield)

Legal Practice Course (University of Sheffield)


2007 - Admitted as a Solicitor

2014 - CPS Level 1 General Crime Prosecutor

2018 - CPS Level 2 Specialist Panel – Proceeds of Crime


Member of Grays Inn

North Eastern Circuit

1994 - 1997 - Northern Chancery Bar Association (Chairmain)

Personal Injury Bar Assocation

Jonathan maintains a practice in all areas of personal injury litigation, regularly appearing on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He accepts instructions for court hearings on liability and quantum, oral applications and CCMCs.

Alongside his court work, instructions are taken to provide written work, frequently advising on both liability and quantum, in addition to drafting pleadings and statements of case. Over the years Jonathan has completed thousands of hearings in the Small, Fast and Multi Tracks. His experience as a solicitor gives him invaluable knowledge when dealing with matters concerning costs.

Areas of Practice

For a number of years Jonathan has maintained a practice in the specialist area of credit hire litigation.  He regularly appears on behalf of both Claimants / Credit Hire Organisations and Defendants.  He accepts instructions for court hearings on liability, quantum, oral applications and CCMCs all relating to credit hire. Jonathan has experience in all aspects of credit hire claims but has a particular interest in claims involving bailees in possession. Given his expertise in personal injury claims Jonathan is the perfect advocate to deal with any credit hire claim also involving claims for general damages.

Jonathan has a particular interest in claims concerning property and is regularly instructed in occupiers liability, defective premises and disrepair cases.

Further, Jonathan has experience in the following areas:

  • Quantum of Personal Injury damages;
  • RTAs (including credit hire);
  • Occupiers’ Liability;
  • Housing Disrepair;
  • Defective Premises Act
  • Highways cases;
  • Inquests;
  • Costs;
  • Limitation;
  • CICA

Notable Cases

  • D v SBC – Acted for the Claimant in claim for damages following a trip on defective paving.  General damages awarded of £11,000.
  • C v SCC – Instructed for the Claimant in two day multi track trial in a claim against her former employers following an accident at work. Claim was successful and damages of £58,000 recovered for the Claimant.


Jonathan regularly provides CPD accredited training.

Public Access

Jonathan Holsgrove may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207