Role and Background
Jon is a Solicitor specialising in Children and Family law. He is widely respected as a legal authority in the North West region and provides expert coaching and advisory services to law firms seeking advice about Peer Review or legal development.
For over 30 years, he was BBC Radio Manchester’s Legal Eagle. He has been President of both the Oldham Law Association and the Association of North West Law Societies. Jon was chosen by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to be a Senior Peer Reviewer. He also served on the LSC’s North West Legal Services Committee.
Jon feels passionately about ensuring access to justice for people on low incomes and has been a Director of a Law Centre and also founded Platt Halpern in Oldham in 1985.
Jon’s main interests are politics, drama and sport and he is actively involved in Amateur dramatics and Fell running. He has also written a number of plays which have been performed locally.
What Clients Say:
I attended two DG Legal seminars recently. Both were excellent, providing great detail on all aspects of reviews in Legal Aid. The seminar was invaluable in providing a guide to ensure that all files fully comply and meet audit requirements.
The speaker Jon was extremely knowledgeable using first hand experience in respect to peer reviews.The handouts were of a good quality and both seminars proved to be well worth the effort to attend. DG Legal continue to lead the way in dealing with any issues in respect of Legal Aid.
Director, Faradays Solicitors