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 Hayton Winkley 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).
“ 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. ”
“ I couldn't have had better service from all the staff who dealt with me. They were kind, patient and often went the extra mile. Jonathan Hardiker was sorely tried at times, but he was always helpful and encouraging especially with the disputes. John Cooke did a splendid job of getting me moved into my new home. We are now in, in a state of absolute chaos but very happy! Thanks to you all! ”
“ We used THW legal because of the cross-border situation in our case. I would like to thank Jonathan Hardiker and his secretary Caroline Schofield for their help in this matter. ”
“ Thank you for such a prompt and efficient service. We cannot believe that this matter was resolved so quickly. The Trustees have agreed that we will approach THW for any further legal work in the future ”
“ We were given quick and good advice ”
“ Jonathan was excellent, good professional service at a fair price. I rang a few solicitors that day and you were the first that put me straight through to someone. Ultimately, this is why I stuck with you as you were straight on the case. ”
“ Jonathan's practical professional approach quickly had the matter sorted. ”