Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2002 and was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. Having been a Prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Manpower prior to joining Tito Isaac & Co LLP, Jonathan has a wealth of experience in civil and criminal trial litigation as well as dispute resolution matters. He has represented clients for a diversity of cases in the Singapore High Court and Subordinate Courts and has also participated in proceedings conducted under the Arbitration Rules of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce Centre (ICC).
Civil and Regulatory Litigation MattersSome of the civil and regulatory litigation matters in which Jonathan is retained on an on-going basis include the following: -
- Advising and acting for an established Grade A1 Building and Civil Engineering builder in Singapore in respect of contractual, work injury and employment issues and disputes.
- Advising and acting for a statutory board in respect of the prosecution of regulatory offences relating to the energy sector in Singapore.
During his time at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Jonathan was also a part of the successful prosecution team for high-profile cases such as Public Prosecutor v Vidya Shankar Aiyar  SGDC 327 and Public Prosecutor v Chan Cheng Khoon (2004; unreported) (the Everitt Road neighbours’ dispute case).
Additionally, Jonathan has conducted trials involving offences under the Penal Code, Misuse of Drugs Act, Workplace Safety and Health Act, Employment Act, Employment Agencies Act and the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, including the prosecution of a large-scale case lasting more than 40 days of trial concerning the illegal employment and deployment of foreign workers by a syndicate.
In relation to Jonathan’s criminal litigation practice as a Defence counsel, he received recognition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea in 2012 for his dedication and professionalism in advising and acting for a Korean national who was charged in the Singapore Courts with drug-trafficking offences which carried the death penalty.