Jonathan Coode


Called 1984

Member of Criminal Bar Association



Jonathan Coode has over 25 years’ experience, initially dealing with all aspects of common law, criminal and civil, now specialising in serious crime, including numerous appearances in the Court of Appeal.


Jonathan has extensive criminal experience both prosecuting and defending in a variety of serious criminal cases including drugs, sexual offences, child abuse and murder.

Important cases include acting as junior prosecuting counsel in high value VAT frauds for Customs & Excise. He has prosecuted and defended in numerous other high value fraud cases.

Jonathan drafted a Question for Certification for the House of Lords involving the structure of rape indictments in the case of R v. Flitter.

Latterly, he has been instructed in many insurance company funded and privately funded defence and prosecution cases, notably causing death by dangerous driving and similar offences.

He has regularly prosecuted for the RSPCA, most recently securing the convictions of six defendants in a large scale, high profile animal cruelty case involving the seizure of approximately 100 animals.

Following recent instructions, Jonathan is currently renewing and expanding his practice in Health and Safety work.