top of page

Jonathan Whitley

Year of call: 1993


Appeals:  Jonathan conducts criminal appeals on behalf of the defence and the prosecution.

Criminal Defence: Jonathan defends in all areas of criminal law.

Criminal Prosecution: Jonathan prosecutes in all areas of criminal law.


Education: Law LLB (Hons) University of Exeter

CPS Prosecutor Grade 3 (2012 List) For South Eastern and Western Circuits

Jonathan prosecutes and defends in cases involving a wide range of offences. He has been practising in the area for 15 years, working mainly in the Greater London and Thames Valley areas but has conducted cases throughout the jurisdiction.

He has been instructed to prosecute by a number of agencies including various Crown Prosecution areas, local authorities including London Boroughs and by central government departments.

Jonathan’s criminal practice may be divided into the following broad areas:

Violent offences including kidnappings, child abductions, aggravated burglaries, armed robberies, firearms offences, grievous bodily harm with intent, arson and rape.

Drugs offences including importation and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs involving covert surveillance and undercover officers.

Dishonesty offences, in particular conspiracy to defraud clearing banks, mortgage fraud, organised identity fraud, large-scale immigration fraud, thefts by employees and counterfeiting.

Ancillary matters including abuse of process applications, public interest immunity applications, arguments of lack of jurisdiction/authority, Proceeds of Crime Act applications, ASBO and SOPO applications, determinations of “dangerousness”, fitness to plead hearings and Mental Health Act disposals.

Professional Memberships

  • South Eastern Circuit

  • Criminal Bar Association

  • Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

bottom of page