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Jonathan Whitley

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Jonathan Whitley

Jonathan Whitley

Criminal Prosecution


Jonathan is a CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor, experienced in handling a wide range of serious criminal cases including complex multi-defendant trials and highly sensitive cases involving Public interest Immunity issues arising from covert surveillance and undercover investigations.

He prosecutes regularly cases involving Conspiracy to Supply/import Class “A”  drugs, armed robbery  and other cases involving firearms.

He is accustomed to dealing with vulnerable witnesses including children and those suffering from mental distress.

Jonathan has been instructed on appeal in the High Court and Court of Appeal in cases in which he did not appear at first instance. He enjoys dealing with complicated and novel legal issues.


  • R-v-S Secured conviction of defendant who falsely alleged that neighbour  had threatened him with firearm, resulting in arrest of neighbour by armed officers.
  • R-v-D & D Successfully prosecuted family members for supply of 2 kilos of cocaine. Case was founded largely upon covert audio surveillance translated from a foreign language
  • R-v-S,P & G Secured conviction of group of drug dealers based on evidence of test purchase officers and examination of mobile phone data