Jonathan has been advising on disputes since 1991 and specialises in public sector litigation, particularly judicial review and related areas, such as statutory challenges and statutory debts.
He regularly advises on procurement challenges and has participated in public inquiries. He also advises on contract, defamation and media related disputes.
During his long experience of handling disputes, Jonathan has had to advise on a number of areas of information law including advising on:-
- Duties of standard disclosure in civil litigation cases and pre-action disclosure applications made pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules
- Public bodies on their duty of candour in judicial review claims
- Issues of confidentiality, particularly in relation to the unlawful use of confidential information, typically by former employees
- Subject access requests made pursuant to the Data Protection Act and complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office in relation to such requests
- The statutory requirement to provide information by way of feedback to unsuccessful bidders, following public procurement processes, whether under the Public Contracts Regulations or generally
- Requests for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, particularly where coupled with requests for pre-action disclosure or requests for procurement feedback (see above)
- Requests for the identity of a “wrongdoer” to be revealed under threat of a Norwich Pharmacal Order