J Mitchell

Jonathan J. Mitchell Q.C.

Year of Call: 1979

Year of Silk: 1992


B.A. University of Oxford

LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests



Media, defamation and privacy

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Jonathan has a wide civil practice, predominantly in all areas of public law, complex family law issues, and commercial litigation; special interests include information law and international jurisdiction questions. In addition to his court appearances, he has an active opinion practice.

He has acted in over 200 reported cases and thousands of unreported ones in the Court of Session, the Sheriff Court, the EAT and employment tribunals, and the Upper Tribunal. He has appeared 14 times in the House of Lords/UK Supreme Court. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘A’ panel of counsel and an associate member of Cloisters Chambers in London.
He is recommended in the leading legal directories, Chambers UK and Legal500, for Administrative & Public Law; Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Family/Matrimonial; and Commercial Litigation.


Deputy Social Security Commissioner and Child Support Commissioner


Temporary Sheriff 1988-1996