"He is a very effective advocate and really stretches the team to find all of the angles. He is very creative and innovative in his approach, and doesn't just do what you would expect - he thinks outside the box."
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.
He has extensive experience across a wide range of different developments, with a particular focus on residential schemes. Jonathan has also represented local authorities in several Development Plan inquiries. He appears regularly in the High Court in both Judicial Review cases as well as statutory challenges. Jonathan undertakes work in the area of Town and Village Greens. He appears for both applicants and objectors at informal inquiries.
Year of Call: 1996
Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA)
Author of the Housing Chapter in Judical Review: Law and Practice (Jordans)(1st Edition)
Warwick University (LLB, First Class)
European University Institute, Florence, Italy (LLM in Comparative and International Law)
Chambers UK 2019
"Focused and strategic. He has an almost unlimited capacity to absorb information. He is skilful and dogged as an advocate." "His common-sense and pragmatic approach is much admired. He is user-friendly and good with clients."
Legal 500 2019
"A safe pair of hands."
Chambers UK 2018
"He is good at adapting his style to the nature of a case and is good at problem solving." "He has a very thorough, commanding understanding of housing land supply. He is a very modern barrister in the way he does things."
Legal 500 2018
‘Recommended for town and country planning cases.’
Chambers UK 2017
"He is a very effective advocate and really stretches the team to find all of the angles. He is very creative and innovative in his approach, and doesn't just do what you would expect - he thinks outside the box." "He is articulate and a good team player. He is great to kick ideas around with to reach a pragmatic solution."
Legal 500 2017
‘Extremely efficient and easy to deal with.’
Chambers UK 2016
"Highly intellectual yet approachable, pragmatic and user-friendly. A canny and impressive individual."
"He's just got incredible judgement. You could describe him as a hidden gem."