Associate Solicitor • Kendal
I specialise in Dispute Resolution and act for both businesses and private individuals. My areas of expertise include disputes concerning land, employment, contracts (including building disputes) debt and wills.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1987 having obtained a LLB from Cardiff University. I worked as a solicitor in the northwest of England and after spells of working abroad as a solicitor and barrister in the Solomon Islands and St Helena, I joined Thomson Wilson Pattinson in 1991.
I am acutely aware of the costs and stresses which arise from unresolved disputes and I take a practical, cost effective approach from the outset. I believe that in the vast majority of cases the clients best interests are served by a speedy settlement but I appreciate the need for determined advocacy in certain cases.
I am married with two grown up children which means that I now have the time to enjoy cycling, fell walking and good quality beer (although not generally at the same time). I am a chairman of a local charity.
“ Excellent. Great result, thanks Jonathan. ”
“ He took a genuine interest in my query. Saw me on the same day as my initial contact and the issue dealt with efficiently and promptly. ”
“ Jonathan was very honest and explained everything – I thank him for his hard work. ”
“ As always, a superb, reliable service Jonathan. ”
“ Jonathan was very helpful and caring throughout a very difficult time for me ”
“ I was given a prompt and convenient appointment and my issue was dealt with efficiently by Mr Hardiker. A friendly and pleasant experience. ”
“ Excellent service. Would recommend. ”
“ Mr Hardiker's attention to the case was exemplary and I did call in to thank him personally subsequent to the satisfactory conclusion. The entire service I received was first class. Well done! ”
“ Considering the short time factor, Jonathan Hardiker dealt with my case promptly and efficiently, resulting in a positive outcome. Very grateful, thank you. ”
“ Always friendly, courteous and efficient ”
“ Mr Hardiker was most supportive and sympathetic. I would like to put on record my appreciation of all Mr Hardiker's efforts to arrive at some resolution. ”
“ Many thanks to Jonathan Hardiker for his help over a matter involving my daughter in law's return to work following maternity leave. It was a very stressful time and Jonathan helped the family exceptionally. I thank him for the time and trouble he took on our behalf. ”
“ Promptness way beyond the call of duty. We are immensely grateful for the prompt, perceptive, helpful and sympathetic advice we were given. Sincere thanks. ”
“ This is the first time I have needed a solicitor and I was very satisfied with the service I received. ”
“ Thank you for dealing with the matter so promptly and efficiently ”
“ I have been represented a number of times by Jonathan Hardiker. Very pleased with how he dealt with matters. Concise advice, will definitely use in future for advice prior to entering contracts. ”
“ The communication and service received was excellent throughout. Thank you. ”
“ Excellent service ”
“ Very good, clear and precise advice ”
“ This was my first experience of having to seek legal advice and use a solicitor. Everyone that I dealt with within the company was fantastic and reassuring. It made what was a difficult and scary time a bit easier and I would recommend you as a firm. Thank you to Mr Hardiker who dealt with my case and everyone at Thomson Hayton Winkley ”
“ The matter was handled throughout with considerable care and attention ”
“ Jonathan gave extremely useful advice, wrote very well constructed and strong letters on my behalf, and obtained a better outcome than I had originally expected. ”