Silverdale Solicitors


Jonathan qualified in 1975, and has vast experience of criminal, matrimonial, and general civil matters especially personal injury.

His notable successes include obtaining £5000 damages for an unnecessary caesarean, and £60,000 for a policeman injured on duty who tripped over a hidden pit on private land whilst chasing a criminal with his dog.  Also obtained £30,000 damages against a firm of solicitors in a contested commercial case, where the client had not obtained title in a property bought at auction because the vendor’s identity was not what it seemed. In that case, he instructed a QC.

He is also an accomplished advocate, often appearing on applications of all types against counsel .

Latterly however he has concentrated on landlord and tenant, and general commercial litigation, some of it heavy .Recently  he  successfully applied for relief against forfeiture of a lease with £38000 owing, which payment was refused by the landlord’s solicitors after forfeiture. but the matter was settled at the eleventh hour just before the court hearing.

When not in court or wrestling with legal issues, Jonathan enjoys walking, crosswords and chess.

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