Jonathan Lynch is a Solicitor Advocate with higher rights in the Criminal Courts of England and Wales. He is currently practicing as a sole practitioner within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Jonathan Lynch has dedicated his legal practice to the provision of free*, subsidised** and/or affordable*** representation for British Forces personnel all over the world, their dependants when outside of England and Wales and the UKBCs who support them when outside of the UK. The focus is on criminal and disciplinary matters within the British military system, although assistance is provided in the making of Service Complaints as well. All such matters are governed by the laws of England and Wales, even when in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001, Jonathan Lynch practiced as an employed barrister within Her Majesty's Court Service until 2007. In 2006, he converted to a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in order to accept a commission within the Royal Air Force's Directorate of Legal Services in 2007. Obtaining higher rights in criminal proceedings and, therefore, becoming a Solicitor Advocate in 2007, Jonathan Lynch served firstly as a prosecutor within the Prosecuting Authority of the Royal Air Force (now merged into the Service Prosecuting Authority along with the Army and Navy Prosecuting Authorties), then as a defence lawyer within the Royal Air Force Legal Services (Northern Germany) office.
As a defence lawyer, Jonathan Lynch has, to date, undertaken work in Afghanistan, Brunei, Cyprus, England, Germany, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Lynch Law is the legal practice of Jonathan Lynch. It is a recognised sole practice as per the Solicitors Regulation Authority Rules. With offices in Bulford (UK) and Germany, Lynch Law provides representation across the globe.
Lynch Law was established in 2010 to fill a gap in the provision of timely and cost-effective representation of British Forces personnel, dependants and UKBCs in Germany. Prior to its establishment, those based in Germany who were in need of assistance from a non-service lawyer would need to wait for a lawyer to travel from England or Wales or travel themselves to the England or Wales in order to have face-to-face contact.
Lynch Law has, therefore, saved those already under a lot of stress from even more stress.
With the draw-down of British Forces Germany and the relocation of personnel to the UK, in 2018 and 2019 Lynch Law entered into relationships with other legal practices with offices across the UK and established its own office in the UK. As a consequence, Jonathan Lynch can provide representation to personnel in England and Wales as well as those overseas.
Considerable savings in costs to individuals, the Armed Forces and to the taxpayer have also been made. Indeed, even when a private fee agreement is in place, a quick survey in 2018 revealed that Lynch Law's rates are almost 50% lower than rates charged by several ‘high street’ law firms, sometimes even lower than that!
Lynch Law will continue to help those who need help the most in British Forces Germany and will do so until the gate of the final barracks closes. After that, Lynch Law will continue its work in England and Wales and to travel wherever in the world help is needed.