Practice Area CVs:
Year of Call: 1996
Jonathan practises in the areas of town and country planning and compulsory purchase, environmental law, highways and road traffic, licensing, local government and social housing.
Chambers UK 2015:
"He's highly intellectual, approachable, pragmatic and user-friendly - a canny and impressive individual." "He is excellent as an inquiry advocate."
Chambers UK 2013:
"Jonathan Easton of Kings Chambers is a much-admired public law specialist, who has significant expertise in social housing law. He is recommended."
Chambers UK 2012:
"Jonathan Easton of Kings Chambers is 'a really solid blue-chip barrister,' who handles social housing work as part of a broader public law practice."
Chambers UK 2010:
"busy and committed advocate," whose broad practice takes in anti-social behaviour, homelessness and disrepair work.
Chambers UK 2008:
He "retains the respect of his peers and is widely thought of as a 'sound individual'.
Legal 500 2014:
Jonathan Easton is "very good at analysing professional witnesses' evidence" and is "willing to provide strong and cogent advice".
Legal 500 2012:
Jonathan Easton has "significant planning practices".
Legal 500 2010:
"consistently recommended for planning instructions".
Legal 500 2009:
Jonathan Easton is "consistently recommended"
Legal 500 2008:
"In an excellent group, solicitors consistently mention Jonathan Easton"
Legal 500 2007:
Jonathan Easton is ".....highly rated"
Chambers and Partners 2006:
"Jonathan is in the First Rank for Social Housing"
Planning Magazine 2006 cited Jonathan as one of the top barristers under 35 in their survey of the legal profession.
Author of the Chapter on Housing Law in "Judicial Review" (Jordans, August 2010)
Jonathan has given numerous seminars on a wide range of topics including:
National Policy Statements and their Relevance to Planning RTPI
PPS 4 RTPI
Planning and Climate Change RTPI
Environmental Impact Assessments Solicitors Special Interest Group
Planning and Flood Risk RTPI
TROs - Getting the Drafting Right Highway and Traffic Regulation Law Conference (CLT)
Signs and Lines - Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Highway and Traffic Regulation Law Conference (CLT)
Housing and Vulnerable Persons 2010 Social Welfare Conference
Houses in Multiple Occupation Kings Chambers (2007)
Career & Education:
University Degree: Warwick
First Class LLP (Euro) in European Law
European University Institute, Florence
LLM in International and Comparative Law (thesis was on
environmental law and human rights)
Year of Call: 1996 (Grays Inn)
Joined Chambers: 2006
Door tenancy: 2/3 Grays Inn Square, London
Other: Direct Professional Access