Jonathan Koffman


Jonathan qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and is a Partner at Sweetman Burke & Sinker. He specialises in matrimonial and criminal law. As far as matrimonial work is concerned, Jonathan deals with divorces, financial settlements and disputes about money and children. Jonathan is the head of our Criminal Law department. He ensures his clients are fully advised and represented throughout the criminal process, starting with attendance at police station interviews through to representation at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and on appeal, if necessary.

He has worked in the criminal field for 20 years. During this time he has defended numerous cases ranging from Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords. He has a strong criminal department working with him. In 2001 he represented a Defendant’s case in the House of Lords reinforcing the law of a affray (I & Another(AP) (Appellants) –v- DPP (Respondent) [2001] UKHL 10.


Jonathan is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association). He is also a member of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association.

Jonathan matrimonial caseload comprises divorce, financial settlements and private children cases. His speciality is financial settlements upon divorce.

He also represented a Defendant in an historic murder case which resulted in the first trial in England for a Murder in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2002 he represented a Defendant in a significant Welfare Benefits prosecution case proceeding to the Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal Queens Bench Division [2002] EWHC772(QB).

In 2007 he represented a Defendant in a significant Health & Safety Executive case representing the Defendant when his company were prosecuted for poor working practices.

Since taking on the mantle of the Head of the Criminal Department Jonathan has built a robust, hardworking and professional team which fully supports the clients from the time of charge until trial.

He is available to see clients in the Buckhurst Hill and surrounding area