Jon regularly appears for both the prosecution and defence in serious cases, involving matters of:
- Gang-related violence
- Serious violence
- Serious sexual offences including historic abuse of children
Jon also regularly appears in large drug conspiracies and complex frauds. Such matters are document intensive and require a high level of computer literacy.
Of particular note is Jon’s ability to deal with challenging and difficult defendants, some of whom may suffer from underlying mental health issues.
R v Brown and Butterworth (2007) – 1 Cr App R (S) 30 – A leading authority regarding ‘dangerous’ sentences.
Operation Dunlin 2 – Large scale, national based, drugs conspiracy involving 18 defendants.
Operation Wizardry – Multi-million pound cigarette importation.
R v H – Serious sexual offences spanning many years. The alleged abuse began at 6 years of age.
R v W – Scoutmaster alleged to have committed serious sexual offences against a number of 8-year-old girls.
R v M – Murder, with allegations of racial motivation.
R v D – Murder, involving a defendant with serious and substantial mental health problems.
R v H – £3m POCA
R v L – Manslaughter; featured challenging medical causation issues.