Jonathan was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November of 2018, after obtaining distinctions on both the Bar Professional Training Course, as well as a Master’s degree specialising in Family Law. The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn recognised him as one of eight students who achieved outstanding academic performance.
In 2019, he was also called to the Bar of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, adding an international dimension to his practice.
Jonathan practised Law as an Attorney-at-Law in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 2019 to 2022, specialising in Commercial Law, Insurance Law, Employment Law, and financial remedies upon divorce in Family Law. During this time Jonathan represented numerous clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Outside of the Courtroom, he regularly and adeptly drafted contractual agreements, pleadings, witness statements, legal opinions, skeleton arguments and various other legal documents.
In 2022, he returned to England and received instructions in the capacity of a County Court Advocate (Solicitor’s Agent) with the leading Advocacy Provider in England and Wales. During 2022 and 2023, Jonathan appeared in over 400 County Court Hearings dealing mainly with Commercial and Contractual litigation. Jonathan regularly appeared before District Judges presenting submissions in: Directions Hearings, Costs and Case Management Hearings, Summary Judgments and Strike Out Applications, Set Aside Applications, Landlord and Tenant Hearings, Disposal Hearings and Small Claims Trials.
Jonathan’s experience in different legal systems has enabled him to develop a multi-jurisdictional approach to his practice, allowing him to adeptly handle complex cases that involve international dimensions. Joining Becket Chambers as a Pupil provides him the unique opportunity to work with well-respected and experienced barristers, whilst enabling clients to access the high-quality legal advice and advocacy that they need.