Jonathan is a Commercial and Property Litigation Partner with nearly 20 years’ post qualification experience (PQE). A substantial part of his practice involves commercial and property disputes.
Jonathan has been involved in leading cases on adverse possession, rights of light and the judicial review of planning applications.
Jonathan has substantial experience in the leisure sector, having acted for hotel groups, landed estates, property investors, corporates, partnerships and high net worth individuals on a range of complex disputes including regulation and compliance.
NWAG v Hambleton District Council – Jonathan acted on behalf of an entire village, known as the Newby Wiske Action Group against Hambleton District Council. NWAG was awarded legal costs over flawed planning procedures following a judicial review of its decision to allow the conversion of Newby Wiske Hall to a holiday centre for children.
Heaney v Kirkby  UKUT 178 (TCC) – Jonathan acted on behalf of Heaney in one of the leading cases on adverse possession.
High profile claim in relation to South Bank Development – Jonathan acted on behalf of Formby 2010 Limited, the previous developer of the high-profile London tower One Blackfriars, in relation to a multi-million pound claim against the former administrators of the company