Jonathon is the seventh generation of solicitor in a continuous lineage that can be traced back to his ultimate grandfather who first practised law in 1819.
His grandfather started the firms specialism in road transport law in 1930 – when the first transport act was introduced.
Today (with his twin brother James) Jonathon practises regulatory law from his base in Lancashire. He acts for logistics and passenger carrying clients throughout the UK.
He specialises in public inquiries, health and safety investigations and Crown Court criminal cases representing operators in serious criminal cases such as prosecutions for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, Corporate Manslaughter and the serious health and safety offences.
He regularly advises RHA and FTA members and is a regular speaker at seminars held by Bodies representing the bus, coach, haulage and logistics sectors.
When not defending operators at court he likes to fly fish, mountain bike and renovate a Spitfire – the car not the plane.
Transport law specialists Backhouse Jones takes a look at the most common compliance mistakes operators make when operating in a city environment.
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