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Jonathan is a real estate lawyer who specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial real estate transactions and regularly advises in the investment, regeneration, development, utility, renewable energy and landlord/tenant, sectors.

In particular Jonathan specialises in the following:

  • Investment work and regularly advises investment funds and private investors on the acquisition and disposal of industrial, office, retail and mixed use schemes
  • The acquisition of development land whether by way of option agreements, promotion agreements, conditional sale agreements
  • Disposal of development land and projects often incorporating deferred payments and complex overage and clawback arrangements
  • Joint venture and collaboration arrangements for all forms of development and regeneration work with a particular emphasis on arrangements for the protection of the public realm and strategic open space
  • Infrastructure, utility and renewable energy projects and telecommunication agreements
  • Landlord and tenant work – Jonathan frequently advising both landlords and tenants, so is well versed in the requirements of both landlords and tenants.


Examples of recent projects Jonathan has been involved are:

  • Acting for the Land Restoration Trust on complex collaboration agreements for various sites throughout England and Wales with housebuilders, land promoters and local authorities. Recent examples include:
    • New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire – the acquisition, management and maintenance of 325 acres of open space. This is a large scale greenfield development on the outskirts of Leicester which will ultimately will comprise the development of 4,500 homes
    • Prince Philip Park, Bordon – a 2.400 home development by way of a joint venture agreement between Dorchester Regeneration and Taylor Wimpey on the former Ministry of Defence Bordon Garrison.
  • Advising on the development agreements and easements arising out of large scale infrastructure projects, such as Triton Knoll Wind Farm DCO, the Viking Link CPO, the Knottingley Power Station DCO, the Thames Tunnel Project DCO and the Maida Vale Flood Elevation Scheme.
  • Advising land promoters in relation to the acquisition and disposal of strategic residential development sites. This primarily involves advising on promotion agreements, option agreements and disposals of sites (whether by whole or in phases to residential developers).
  • Advising clients in the renewable energy sector, such as on hydro development transactions and battery storage projects.

Expertise: Sectors


Public & Third Sector

Expertise: Services

Built Environment


What people say

  • Jonathan always available to answer any queries we have, giving sensible advice. He is prompt in replying and always provides an answer no matter what the query is, involving colleagues from other disciplines when necessary. The advice is always clear and highlights any risks whilst also considering the commercial aspects of any issue.

    Mark Chadwick, Head Of Property & Facilities, Oval Limited

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