Jonathan Butler named legal counsel at VRA


The Vehicle Remarketing Association has named Jonathan Butler as its first-ever legal counsel.

The partner and head of automotive at Geldard’s has been a member of the VRA board since 2019, and has been in legal practice since 1996, establishing a widely-respected specialism in motor industry matters.

Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, said: “Legal issues seem to arise with increasing regularity across the remarketing sector and we wanted to appoint someone to the organisation who could help us formulate both a VRA corporate view on important matters and provide initial advice to members where needed.

“Jonathan was the obvious choice in this area thanks to his experience and expertise as well as his prior involvement with the organisation. We’re very pleased that he has agreed to take on this role and grateful to Geldards for his contribution.”

Jonathan added: “The VRA does excellent work across the remarketing sector and already plays an important role in making its members aware of emerging legal issues. I’m looking forward to building on that foundation in becoming legal counsel and acting as a more formal legal resource for the organisation.”

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