Teams: Crime & Regulatory (General Crime, Asset Recovery & Money Laundering, Licensing, Court Martial & Service Law, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Environment, Animal Health, Inquests, Prison Law, Judicial Review), Landlord & Tenant and Housing (Commercial, Residential, Social), Employment, Common Law (Insolvency, Personal Injury), Public Access (Direct Public Access)
Year Called: 2008
Inn: Inner Temple
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Law & Politics - Cardiff University Law School;
PgDip (BVC) Graded Outstanding - Cardiff University Law School;
Inner Temple Prize Winner
Appointments: Grade 1 Prosecutor
Memberships: Wales & Chester Circuit
Jonathan comes to 12 College Place having completed his pupillage and practiced in a mixed common law set in South Wales.
Criminal and Regulatory
Jonathan prosecutes and defends in all areas of General Criminal Practice; most notably being recently instructed as Led-Junior for the Defence in a case of Attempted Murder.
Local Authority/ Regulatory Crime
Jonathan is regularly instructed in all areas of regulatory crime. He has a particular interest in matters concerning:
Environmental Protect Act
Jonathan represents clients charged with motoring offences. He is experienced in the complex legal arguments surrounding motoring offences and road traffic matters.
Jonathan has experience of representing serving prisoners at prison adjudication and parole hearings.
Jonathan acts for residential housing authorities, local authorities, commercial landlords and banks in all types of proceedings including:
General Possession (Housing Act)
Anti Social Behaviour Injunction
Civil and Personal Injury
Jonathan spent 2 years working within a civil litigation department as both a fee earner and advocate for both Claimants and Defendants and has particular expertise in:
Road Traffic (including RTA Portal Work)
Advice (Liability and Quantum)
Employment and Tribunal
Jonathan has maintained a mixed tribunal practice appearing before the Employment, Social Security, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and Immigration Tribunals.
'I was very impressed with Jonathan Underhill ~ and he had a glowing report from our environmental health manager for his advocacy at the recent noise trial he did for us'
Local Authority Solicitor - December 2012
'I would not hesitate in instructing Mr Underhill - cases are always thoroughly prepared, time and care taken with clients and outcomes reported back promptly. The client feedback has been excellent and often accompanies with a request that he represent them again. The quality of his representation is first class.'
Lucy Taylor (Solicitor) - Watkins and Gunn Solicitors
'I have found Mr Underhill to be an excellent advocate who is always well prepared and courteous to all. I have had positive feedback from clients in cases he had conducted on my firm's behalf. I would not hesitate to instruct him.'
Paul Lewis (Partner) - Quality Solicitors HPJV