Jonathan Wright


Jonathan Wright

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young



Profile

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

Charities, Trusts & Probate

Charities, Trusts & Probate

Jonathan is happy to accept instructions in a range of different fields within traditional chancery work, including trusts, wills, and the administration of estates. A particular recent highlight involved helping to achieve a substantial settlement for a client wishing to claim under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

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.

Insolvency

Insolvency

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.

Property

Property

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 [2013] EWCA Civ 570

Memberships

Northern Circuit

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

 

Qualifications

Academic qualifications

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)

Academic awards

2009 – Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

2005 – Chadwick Exhibition in Modern Languages (Trinity College, Oxford)

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2018

"He has a superb work ethic and is very personable." "He endears himself to judges."

 


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