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Jonathan Whettingsteel

Senior Associate Solicitor
Jonathan Whettingsteel

As winner of the Hampshire Law Society "Lawyer of the Year" in 2019, Jon works tirelessly for his clients, who value both his expertise and personable manner.

Jon joined the firm in June 2018 after spending a number of years practicing in family and children law at a local firm. Jon graduated from Southampton Solent University obtaining a LLB Honours Law Degree in 2008 before studying the LPC at Guildford College of Law the following year and qualifying as a solicitor in 2011.

In December 2015, Jon obtained the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation and December 2016 was accredited on the Law Society’s Children panel, both of these being recognition of a high level of understanding and ability in these areas of law. Jon is also a member of Resolution signing up to their codes of practice in trying to resolve family and matrimonial matters in a non-confrontational manner.

Jon has experience in dealing with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters including divorce, children and financial cases as well as protective measures such as non-molestation and occupation order proceedings. Jon also has experience in drafting and advising on various documents, including consent orders, separation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.

"A massive thank you for your help in my matter. You have made a painful process much easier and saved me a lot of annoyance by having to sort all of this myself. You have helped me start my life over and I’m truly grateful. I will definitely recommend to anybody else that needs the same services." - Anon, Feb 2020

"I just wanted to say thank you so much, not for just being so good at your job, but the reassurance at a very stressful time, and explaining in a way that I understood fully what was going on. You may sometimes think that’s just part of your job, but it honestly goes a long way." - Ms W, May 2020

Jon also has substantial experience and background in Criminal Law, being a court and police station accredited representative which provides him with a good knowledge of the criminal processes and procedures.

Jon is comfortable in court, regularly undertaking his own advocacy and providing clients with consistency in their representation throughout their case.

In his free time Jon is a keen fitness and martial arts fan, holding a 1st dan black belt in Japanese Mushin Jujitsu and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu regularly competing around the country and holding a number of medals. Jon will always seek to challenge and push himself to achieve the best result both in and outside of a work environment

For more information please call Jonathan on 01962 624405