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JONATHAN WILLIAMSON

Year of Call: 2010

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Land Law
Personal Injury

Biography

Following my completion of the Bar Vocational Course at Northumbria University in 2008 I participated in a number of Mini-Pupillages, including one which saw my involvement in the case of R v Abdelgadir C & Others (2008); a case dealing with the 2005 Terrorist bombings in London. I then returned to Northern Ireland where, after undertaking the Bar Course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast, I completed Pupillage under a Civil Law Practitioner. During this time I witnessed and was involved in a number of High Court cases in the Chancery, Commercial and Queen’s Bench Divisions. Following my completion of Pupillage in 2011, I have been working in a mixed practice involving work from the Criminal, Commercial, Employment, Insolvency, Land, Medical Negligence and Personal Injury areas of law.

Qualifications

2007; Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast

2008; Completed the Bar Vocational Course at Northumbria University

2008; Called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

2010; Completed the Bar Course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies

2010; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

Experience

During my career I have obtained experience in a range of legal fields at various Court levels. With regard to Civil Law, I have appeared in cases ranging from the Small Claims Court to the Bankruptcy, Chancery, Commercial and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the High Court, along with cases falling within the jurisdiction of the County Court. These cases have included contract disputes, land disputes, mortgage disputes and personal injury claims among others. I have experience in dealing with Criminal matters at both the Magistrates’ Court and County Court levels. I further have experience in dealing with Employment matters before the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals.