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Jonathan McDonnell

Pupil Barrister , Manchester

Jonathan joined DWF Chambers in August 2021, bringing over six years of civil litigation experience to the team, with the latter two years focusing on complex and high-value personal injury claims. These claims covered the full range of injury types, from industrial disease to clinical negligence.


Jonathan has also been an officer in the Army Reserves since May 2017, where he currently leads and manages a team of soldiers who specialise in operational intelligence. Jonathan has attended two international events with NATO, debating with junior officers across the globe on solutions to modern problems such as Russian expansionism.

Whilst working full-time in legal practice and part-time with the British Army, Jonathan completed a LLB on a part-time basis at MMU, achieving a first-class and scoring within the top 5% of the cohort. Jonathan went on to study a LLM in Security and International Law at the University of Manchester, where he achieved a Distinction and an award for achieving highest overall mark on the course. Most recently, Jonathan was called to the Bar in July 2021 after achieving a Very Competent on the BTC.

Away from work, Jonathan enjoys powerlifting, hiking, rugby league, reading and cinema. Jonathan recently completed a 12-hour overnight obstacle course race and is looking forward to similar physical challenges in the future.