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Jonathan Edwards

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Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience and is regularly instructed in both Child Arrangements and Public Law cases.

He has a reputation for thorough case preparation and for giving advice which is both pragmatic and straightforward with a detailed knowledge of the law and procedure. His ability to develop an excellent rapport with clients is underpinned by a strong tactical approach. Solicitors and clients have been impressed by his communication before and after hearings.

Public Law
The focus of Jonathan’s work has been to act on behalf of vulnerable parents who may have a complex range of issues including poor mental health, substance misuse and learning difficulties.
Jonathan has represented parents in proceedings where there are allegations of serious domestic abuse, sexual abuse or neglect.

Child Arrangements
Jonathan's extensive adversarial skills developed for jury trials have been highly sought after in Family law where his expertise has been deployed to excellent effect in the cross-examination of expert, professional and lay witnesses alike.
He is frequently instructed in cases where there is a conflict between adult family members concerning contact arrangements.



Qualifications, Associations


  • LLB Hons
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit
  • CPS Grade 3 Advocate

Notable Cases


  • R-v-Almagboul – 21/7 Terrorism trial at the Central Criminal Court.
  • R-v-Hamlet (& others) – Leading junior in murder trial representing the only defendant to be acquitted
Called 1994
Practice Areas: Family, Crime, Public Access

Email: jedwards@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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