Jonathan has a strong credit hire practice and can confidently deal with any issue that arises from such litigation. He adopts a forensic and detailed approach to these cases. Recently, Jonathan persuaded the Court that the Defendant’s Whichrate summary was inadequate, leading to the BHR evidence being stuck out.
Given his experience and knowledge of credit hire, Jonathan was instructed on a permission to appeal hearing following a finding of misrepresentation at first instance. Jonathan successfully persuaded the Court that misrepresentation as a legal concept in credit hire claims is flawed due to the bars to rescission, particularly affirmation of the contract.
Jonathan has appeared at many stage 3 hearings, often attending several in a day. Jonathan has developed a thorough understanding of this process and routinely makes submissions on the full range of heads of loss, from loss of earnings to credit hire. Jonathan has a keen eye for detail and has frequently won cost disputes that arise during these hearings. Jonathan has dealt with cases subject to the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 regarding mixed injury cases.
Jonathan regularly represents both claimants and defendants at trial, infant approval hearings, and a range of interlocutory matters, including case management conferences and CCMCs.
Jonathan regularly drafts pleadings, including particulars of claim, defences, part 18 questions, part 35 questions and detailed schedules of loss.