Jonathan Conder
      • Jonathan Conder
      • Director (HCB Berry & Berry Limited)
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    Jonathan Conder

    Director (HCB Berry & Berry Limited)

    Areas of expertise - 

    • Criminal defence
    • Road traffic/motoring law
    • Proceeds of crime and confiscation 

    Approach

    Jonathan has a committed, no nonsense approach to representing clients who find themselves facing police investigation and prosecution and will use his expertise and experience to achieve the best possible outcome in often difficult circumstances for those he represents. 

    Jonathan currently Head the Criminal Law Department (North) for HCB Berry & Berry and is also Head of Warrington Office

    Education and Qualifications:

    • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2001
    • Degree in Government & History, London School of Economics 
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, London Guildhall University
    • Legal Practice Course, College of Law

    Background and Experience:

    • Worked in Criminal and Motoring Law since qualification in 2001
    • Police station accredited since 2000
    • Duty solicitor qualified since 2002
    • Extensive experience in magistrates court advocacy

    Joined HCB

    • January 2010

    Employment History

    • Solicitor – Widdows Mason/HCB Berry & Berry Solicitors 2010-present
    • Solicitor – Russell-Cooke Solicitors 2003-2010
    • Solicitor – Twitchen Musters & Kelly Solicitors 2001-2003
    • Trainee Solicitor – Twitchen Musters & Kelly Solicitors 1999-2001

    Focus

    Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has practised exclusively in the areas of criminal defence and road traffic law. He has wide ranging experience of defending in criminal law matters both in court and at the police station, specialising in sex offences, road traffic offences, youth crime and football related offences, including football banning orders. He undertakes work both on a privately and publicly funded basis. He has been a duty solicitor since 2002. 

    He has had conduct of the following notable cases: 

    • R v N: charged with conspiracy to kidnap and blackmail, the client was the only one of seven defendants whose case was dismissed with no case to answer
    • R v H: a charge of breaching a football banning order was dismissed by the court after representations that the breach proceedings were defective
    • R v M, B & M: charged with football related violent disorder, the clients received community penalties after pleading guilty to affray
    • R v R: charged with rape, the client was acquitted after trial – this case attracted a good deal of media attention and required careful handling of enquiries from tabloid newspapers 
    • R v L: charged with causing death by dangerous driving, the client was acquitted after trial