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Call: 2003    QC: 2016

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Practice Overview

Jonathan was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016 at just 13 years’ call. Prior to taking Silk, Jonathan served on the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel to the Crown, the most senior of the 3 Crown Panels; and was shortlisted for Chambers & Partners Junior of the Year award in the areas of Chancery and Real Estate. Since taking Silk, Jonathan’s practice has continued to be a broad commercial chancery practice with a particular focus on property, trusts and tax litigation.

Jonathan is a highly respected litigator with considerable experience of complex, large-scale and high-value litigation in cases which involve more than one field of law. An example is the high profile £1 billion Ingenious litigation which is currently before the courts. Jonathan has considerable experience of leading large legal teams.

Jonathan is a highly persuasive advocate, with substantial experience both as a trial lawyer and as an appellate advocate. As well as appearing in the higher courts, Jonathan frequently appears across a range of tribunals and other dispute resolution forums.

Jonathan is ranked in the legal directories (Chambers UK, Chambers Global and/or The Legal 500) in the areas of real estate, tax, private client and charities. Comments that have been made of him in the most recent directories include:

  • Real estate: “Very hands-on, user-friendly and accessible.” “An absolute pleasure to work with – bright, thorough, well prepared.” “An excellent advocate.”
  • Private client: “A brilliant advocate, excellent with clients, diligent, a leader who will go the extra mile for a client and then some.” “Responsive, thoughtful, open-minded. He listens to the client; very collaborative in approach.”
  • Tax: “A very, very good and extremely eloquent advocate.” “Extremely good at explaining things in terms that a non-specialist can understand. He responds very quickly, which is welcome.”
  • Charities: “Works extremely hard and is very conscientious.” “Plans meticulously, meaning he is well-prepared for any question from the court.” “Extremely approachable, making him a popular choice with clients.”