Jonathan graduated from Oriel College Oxford, qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 and went on to work for leading law firms in London and Sydney before returning to Norfolk in 1985 to establish the now thriving commercial and intellectual property practice at Leathes Prior. He also advises on a wide range of other commercial and intellectual property issues including the licensing of copyright, patents registered designs and on the exploitation of new inventions, telecommunications, e-commerce, biotech, media and distribution law with a strong emphasis on international transactions.
Jonathan is engaged both in assisting North American and other international Franchisors establish their businesses in the UK and Europe and in guiding UK franchisors in their plans for global expansion. He is actively involved with the British Franchise Association of which Leathes Prior is a leading affiliate and he is a regular speaker at franchising and legal seminars and events in the UK and internationally particularly in the USA and the Middle and Far East. Jonathan is the author of numerous articles for franchise publications including the Franchise Magazine, Franchise International and Business Franchise.