Jonathan Metzer has a broad practice spanning all areas of 1 Crown Office Row’s work, with particular expertise in public and human rights law, asylum and immigration, inquests and public inquiries, clinical negligence, personal injury and tax. He has considerable advocacy experience across a wide range of courts and tribunals.

Jonathan is recognised as an up and coming junior by Chambers & Partners and as a rising star by The Legal 500 in several areas of practice.

Jonathan is a member of the UK Human Rights Blog’s editorial team.

In the autumn of 2019, Jonathan undertook a six-week scholarship in the USA as a Pegasus Scholar through the Pegasus Trust and the American Inns of Court, where he experienced a full cross-section of the US legal system at both federal and state level through an extensive programme in Washington DC, California, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Maryland.

In 2018 Jonathan was nominated as Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year at the Bar Pro Bono Awards.

Before coming to the Bar, Jonathan achieved Double First Class Honours in Classics at Oxford University and then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Professional Training Course at City University, for which he was awarded several scholarships. He also undertook voluntary work at The Death Penalty Project, Simons, Muirhead & Burton LLP, and worked on a pro bono basis for the School Exclusion Project, acting as lay legal representative for the parents of excluded pupils at hearings in front of school governors and independent review panels.

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