Jonathan joined Kings Chambers in 2012 on successful completion of pupillage. He acts and advises in cases spanning all the areas of law covered by the Chancery and Commercial team at Kings Chambers, but with particular focus on the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, and property law. He enjoys working for a wide range of different clients, and aims to provide a practical and commercially-minded service that is responsive to their individual needs.
Year of Call: 2010
Areas of Expertise
Jonathan is regularly instructed in a wide range of commercial cases, with a busy practice in the County Court and High Court. He is experienced in contractual disputes, debt recovery, goods and services claims, and construction. A particular recent highlight was a Mercantile claim worth almost £300,000 centred on a number of ambiguities in a written agreement. The case produced two heavily-contested interim applications. Jonathan also acted recently in a trial for defective industrial machinery, with substantial expert evidence.
Jonathan regularly carries out work in corporate and individual insolvency proceedings of all kinds. He represents creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals, offering an understanding of the insolvency sector and the needs of those working in it. He recently represented a financial institution in a dispute worth over £1 million, arising in the course of winding up proceedings. Another recent highlight was fending off a bankruptcy in the County Court, and upholding the judgment on an appeal to the High Court.
Jonathan has a strong interest in real property law, including conveyancing, mortgages, easements and other third-party property rights. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, upholding a judgment in a right-of-way dispute, having previously represented the successful Claimant at a multi-track trial. He appears regularly in the County Court and High Court. Jonathan is also experienced in landlord and tenant work, and is happy to advise and act in relation to business and residential tenancies of all kinds.
Significant Reported Cases
Singh v Akhtar  EWCA Civ 570
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
2010 – LL.B Hons, Bar Vocational Course (The College of Law)
2009 – Graduate Diploma in Law (The College of Law)
2008 – BA Hons, Modern Languages (University of Oxford, Trinity College)
2009 – Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
2005 – Chadwick Exhibition in Modern Languages (Trinity College, Oxford)
Chambers UK 2018
"He has a superb work ethic and is very personable." "He endears himself to judges."