Jonathan Underhill

Teams: Crime & Regulatory (General Crime, Asset Recovery & Money Laundering, Licensing, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Environment, Animal Health, Inquests, Prison Law, Judicial Review), Landlord & Tenant and Housing (Commercial, Residential, Social)

Year Called: 2008

Inn: Inner Temple

Qualifications: BVC Graded Outstanding - Cardiff University Law School; Inner Temple Prize Winner - Outstanding Achievement LLB (Hons) Law & Politics - Cardiff University Law School;

Appointments: Crown Prosecuton Service (Level 2 Advocate)

Memberships: Wales & Chester Circuit

Bar Council Registration

Jonathan has developed a thriving practice specialising in General/ Regulatory Crime and Housing with a particular emphasis on Anti-Social Behaviour.  He is noted for his excellent approach to client care, thorough preparation and first class advocacy and representation.

Jonathan also regularly provides advocacy and seminar training for local authority prosecutors.  

Criminal and Regulatory

General Crime

Jonathan prosecutes and defends in all areas of general criminal practice; most notably being instructed as Led-Junior for the Defence in a case of Attempted Murder. He has particular experience in fraud cases and charges brought under the Social Security Administration Act.

Regulatory Crime

Jonathan regularly prosecutes for the DWP, Crown Prosecution Service, and a variety of Borough, City and County Councils. His particular areas of expertise include:

Environmental Protection

Trading Standards

Planning Enforcement


Education Prosecutions

Jonathan is keen to further develop his specialism in these areas.


Jonathan specialises in Anti-Social Behaviour and is typically instructed by Social Landlords in relation to both Injunction and Possession  proceedings in this area.

What Others Say….

'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

'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.'

Lindsey 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

Jonathan Underhill

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