JONATHAN BUTLER



Jonathan has worked in the automotive sector for almost 20 years and is joint head of the firm’s Automotive team, advising at both Board and business level on a broad range of B2B and B2C disputes including large projects for both manufacturers and dealer groups including the largest franchised retailer in the country.

Overseeing a team engaged with the entire dashboard of automotive issues for clients including Pendragon PLC, Toyota, Peugeot Citroen, Parkway Volkswagen, Motorpoint and Cargiant, Jonathan handles disputes nationwide through litigation, arbitration or mediation on all issues from title, misrepresentation, description and satisfactory quality, through to credit, finance, servicing, bailment, wrongful interference, warranty and commissions. He also handles criminal and regulatory disputes in the sector.

Jonathan has a strong reputation for delivering technically sound but proactive and commercially astute advice and is recognised for litigating hard as appropriate but equally also for applying robust yet pragmatic solutions to often complex issues.

He has a strong reputation for delivering technically sound but proactive and commercially astute advice and is recognised for litigating hard when the need arises but equally also for applying robust yet pragmatic solutions to often complex issues.

Jonathan is a Board member of The VRA (The Vehicle Remarketing Association) and regularly speaks at seminars and industry conferences.


What They Say

“There is no one else I would rather push to the fore in a fight”
David Bell, Group in-house legal advisor, Pendragon PLC

“The best letter in defence I’ve ever read”
Paul Coxon, Finance Director, Don Amott Leisure Limited