Jonathan practices in criminal law and has experience in all jurisdictions. He regularly appears in contested hearings, committals and appeals.
Jonathan also accepts briefs to draft written cases and appear in the Court of Appeal. He has a particular interest in the areas of evidence, sentencing and criminal procedure.
Prior to coming to the bar, Jonathan was Associate to the Honourable Justice Christopher Beale of the Supreme Court of Victoria. At the Court, Jonathan was involved in serious criminal trials, mental impairment proceedings and plea hearings.
Previously, Jonathan was a solicitor in the prosecutions team at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He assessed briefs of evidence for criminal offences relating to native wildlife, forests and national parks. He regularly appeared to prosecute in the Magistrates’ Court and developed an enhanced knowledge of complex regulatory regimes and statutory offences.
Jonathan is an elite-level football (soccer) referee and officiates in the A-League. He is on the FIFA list of international referees.
Jonathan read with Marcus Dempsey. His senior mentor was Colin Mandy SC.
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