Jonathan Melnick


I qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and practise as a prosecutor for a local authority. I deal with a wide range of matters, including prosecutions for fraud, environmental offences and road traffic offences as well as advising client departments on all aspects of relevant law. Notable successes include:

R (Rasool) v Tower Bridge Magistratesâ?? Court â?? (as interested party) a judicial review of the refusal of the magistratesâ?? court to refuse to state a case. The High Court confirmed that more than one person, legal or natural, could be a food business operator for the purposes of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and that registration was not determinative of whether or not a person was a food business operator;

R v Adeyemi â?? prosecuted a Housing Benefit fraud of almost £100,000 resulting in a sentence of two and a half years and a confiscation order of £475,000.

R v James â?? prosecuted an employee in the Crown Court for fraud by abuse of position resulting in a suspended sentence of 18 months.

R v Sen â?? prosecuted a persistent street trader (selling hot dogs) under the Licensing Act 2003 for carrying on unauthorised licensable activity i.e. the carrying on of late night refreshment without a premises licence. After two prosecutions where community orders were imposed the court eventually handed down a suspended prison sentence.

Published Works

Contact details

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Areas of Practice

Local Government

Year Qualified



BA (Hons.) (2:2) Humanities, Science and Society â?? University of Greenwich
Post-graduate diploma in law â?? Distinction â?? The College of Law, London
Legal Practice Course â?? Distinction â?? The College of Law, London


Member of the Institute of Licensing