Jonathan recently succeeded in a County Court Appeal concerning a parking charge notice. Jonathan persuaded the Court that Schedule 4 to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 did not apply, despite the same not being argued at first instance. The Court agreed and dismissed the Appellant’s appeal.
Jonathan is regularly instructed on Payment Protection Insurance cases. He is regularly instructed by both lenders and borrowers at trial, both on the small claims track and the fast track. Jonathan also has experience with a PPI claim involving a claim for equitable rescission. Jonathan is also happy to attend allocation hearings, dispute resolution hearings and any interlocutory applications concerning these claims.
A Local Authority recently instructed Jonathan on a contested Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) matter. Jonathan successfully persuaded the Magistrates’ Court to make a liability order for the total amount owed, plus costs assessed on a summary basis.
Jonathan is well experienced in debt recovery matters. He was recently instructed to defend a business accused of tampering with their electrical meter, resulting in tens of thousands of pounds of debt accruing. Jonathan persuaded a Circuit Judge that the Defendant had not tampered with the meter and consequently reduced the amount paid in damages, interest and costs to a minimum. Before his career at the Bar, Jonathan took a leading role in the debt recovery team at New Charter Housing Trust Group, successfully recovering monies owed to the Trust by local commercial businesses.
Jonathan is regularly instructed to draft Defences for major mobile telephone network companies. Causes of action within these claims usually include reference to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Data Protection Act 2018. Jonathan has also drafted numerous Particulars of Claims for consumer rights matters, ranging from defective motor engines in sports cars to broken caravan awnings.