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.