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Jonathan Seitler QC

Call: 1985    QC: 2003

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Jonathan was named as Chambers & Partners Real Estate Silk of the Year in 2007, again in 2010 and for a third time in 2015.

Jonathan is also the author of several books: ‘Claims against solicitors and valuers’, ‘Commercial Dispute Resolution’ and the bestselling ‘Leases: Covenants and consents’.

Jonathan has been involved in over 100 reported cases and many hundreds more either unreported or confidential. In essence, anything with even a tangential property angle, is ‘meat and drink’ for Jonathan.

Here’s a sample of Jonathan’s reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and above over the past few years:

Arbitration: Fulham Broadway Trustees v Telefonica UK [2014] EWHC 1048 (Ch)

Beer Ties: Enterprise Inns Plc v Palmerston Associates Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 3165 (Ch)

Break clauses: Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee Ltd [2018] EWHC 1523 (Ch)

Consent to assignment: No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 250

Consent to sub-let: E.ON UK Plc v Gilesports Ltd [2012] EWHC 2172 (Ch)

Conveyancing fraud: Mortgage Agency Services Number One Ltd (t/a Britannia Commercial Lending) v Cripps Harries LLP [2016] EWHC 2483 (Ch)

Contract (commission): Donovan v Grainmarket Asset Management LLP [2019] EWHC 1023 (QB)

Contract (construction, mistake and rectification): Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society v BGC International [2012] EWCA Civ 607

Contract (construction): Standard Life Investments Property Holdings Ltd v W & J Linney Ltd [2010] EWHC 480 (Ch)

Contract (conveyance): Hardy v Griffiths [2014] EWHC 3947 (Ch)

Contract (execution): Ramsay v Love [2015] EWHC 65 (Ch)

Damages for loss of profits: Scottish Widows Plc v Stewart [2006] EWCA Civ 999

Damages for property negligence: Vision Golf Ltd. v Weightmans (a firm) [2005] EWHC 1675 (Ch)

Dilapidations (and mediation): PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1288; [2012] EWHC 83

Estoppel: Riverside Housing Association Ltd v. White [2007] UKHL 20

Fixtures: Peel Land and Property (Ports No. 3) Ltd v TS Sheerness Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 100; [2013] EWHC 1658 (Ch)

Forfeiture: Cussens v Realreed Ltd [2013] EWHC 1229 (QB)

Garden Squares: Herrmann & Anor v Withers LLP [2012] EWHC 1492 (Ch)

Good faith: Ross River Ltd & Anor v Cambridge City Football Club [2008] EWCA Civ 772

Guarantees: Topland Portfolio No 1 Ltd v Smiths News Trading Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 18

Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust: Shebelle Enterprises Ltd v The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 305; [2013] EWHC 948 (Ch)

Informal arrangements and constructive trusts: Clutterbuck & Anor v Al Amoudi [2015] EWCA Civ 1593; [2014] EWHC 383 (Ch)

Injunctions: Century Projects Ltd v Almacantar (Centre Point) & Ors [2014] EWHC 394 (Ch)

Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995: EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd [2016] EWHC 529 (Ch)

Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995: K/S Victoria Street (A Danish Partnership) v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 904; [2011] EWHC 3179

Leases (frustration by reason of Brexit): Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd & Ors v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 921 (Ch)

Leases (management companies): Pendra Loweth Management Ltd v North [2015] UKUT 91

Leases (misrepresentations): Francis & Anor v Charles Knapper & Ors [2016] EWHC 3093 (QB)

Leases (service charges): Corvan (Properties) Ltd v Abdel-Mahmoud [2018] EWCA Civ 1102

Leases (landlord’s expenditure): Francis v Phillips [2014] EWCA Civ 1395; [2012] EWHC 3650 (Ch)

Lending and possession: Baxendale-Walker v APL Management Ltd [2018] EWHC 543 (Ch)

Mortgages: Cook v The Mortgage Business Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 17

Notices: Standard Life Investments Property Holdings Ltd v W & J Linney Ltd [2010] EWHC 480 (Ch)

Nuisance and annoyance: Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation & Anor [2016] EWHC 1075 (Ch)

Offers to settle: C v D & D2 [2010] EWHC 2940 (Ch)

Proprietary estoppel: Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd. & Anor v Cobbe [2006] EWCA Civ 1139

Planning conditions: Rentokil Initial 1927 Plc v Goodman Derrick Llp [2014] EWHC 2994 (Ch)

Professional negligence in tax advice: Barker v Baxendale Walker Solicitors [2017] EWCA Civ 2056; [2016] EWHC 664 (Ch).

Purchase of land, section 2 and completion: Matchmove Ltd v Dowding [2016] EWCA Civ 1233

Property joint ventures: Clutterbuck & Anor v Cleghorn [2018] EWHC 2125 (Ch); [2017] EWCA Civ 234

Reasonable grounds to refuse consent: NCR Ltd v Riverland Portfolio No1 Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 312

Rent review: McDonalds Real Estate Ltd Liability Partnership v Arundel Corporation [2008] EWHC 377 (Ch)

Residential (secure tenancies): Islington v UCKAC [2006] EWCA Civ 340

Sale of land: Quest Advisors Limited Sharriba Ltd v McFeely [2011] EWCA Civ 1517

Service charge accounts: Morshead Mansions Ltd v Mactra Properties Ltd [2013] EWHC 801 (Ch); [2013] EWHC 224 (Ch)

Service charges (construction): Leonora Investment Company Ltd v Mott Macdonald Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 857

Specific performance: The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority v Gladman Commercial Properties [2011] EWHC 1918 (Ch)

Telecoms: Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd [2019] UKUT 107 (LC)

Telecoms: City of Westminster v Urban Wimax Ltd [2010] EWHC 1166 (Ch)

Trusts and rights to sue: Twin Benefits Ltd v Barker [2017] EWHC 1412 (Ch)

Trusts and Trustees: Barker v Confiànce Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1401 (Ch).