Johnathan Moreland

Jonathan Moreland

Managing Partner

Dispute Resolution and Employment Law


As Managing Partner of Swinburne Maddison, Jonathan is responsible for spearheading the management and strategic development of the firm as well as continuing to practise in his specialist areas of dispute resolution and employment law and heading up both of these teams. 

With more than 30 years at Swinburne Maddison, Jonathan is passionate about building on the past success of the firm and driving forward the ambitious growth plans which will take it to the next level whilst never losing sight of the core values of integrity, client service and legal excellence that make Swinburne Maddison the firm it is today.

As a practising lawyer, Jonathan has been consistently recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom and praised for his attention to detail, ability to provide clear and well-structured advice and his excellent knowledge and expertise.  In the current edition, Jonathan is described as a "good communicator [who] explains options and the legal process clearly and in language which is understandable."

Jonathan enjoys links with the University of Durham and is the Chair of the Trustees of the Union Society as well as legal advisor to the Governing Body of St. Chad’s College. 

He is also on the panel of the County Durham Growth Fund, a £4.9 million grant scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund, designed to provide grant support to SME’s in County Durham for capital investment projects with the aim of creating quality jobs in the private sector.

In August 2020 Jonathan was appointed as an Ambassador to the Open North Foundation, a not-for-profit company dedicated to raising funds to support businesses recovering from the impact of Covid-19, and in December 2021 was appointed as a member of the Business Durham Advisory Board.