Jonathan joins one of the most long established and successful Social Housing practices in the country and will concentrate on growing this practice in other regions of the United Kingdom, including in London.
Jonathan has a depth of understanding across many industries, with considerable experience in landlord and tenant litigation and the public sector and will be working alongside fellow partners Pete Goddard and John Scannell to deliver a first rate service to Birketts' social housing clients.
Jonathan is an acknowledged expert in the field of housing and leasehold management law and is also known for advising social housing providers on best practice, policy and procedure.
He is recognised for his expertise by the Legal Directories where clients have commended Jonathan for the “excellent service” he provides.
Jonathan has represented clients in the Supreme Court and notable cases include: Southend on Sea Borough Council v Armour (2014) EWCA CIV 231 and Aster v Akerman Livingston (2015) UKSC 15. Jonathan also regularly lectures to clients on housing and leasehold management best practice and procedure.
Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan said: “I am delighted to join a firm which has such a strong reputation for high quality client service. I am looking forward to helping to develop a truly national Social Housing practice and working closely with the growing Social Housing team to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.”
Chris Schwer, Partner, said of the appointment: “I am very pleased to welcome Jonathan, who now joins the firm as a Partner. Jonathan is an expert in leasehold knowledge and housing management and has many years’ experience working in the Social Housing sector advising a wide range of clients including investors, landlords, tenants and developers. I am confident that he will make an impressive addition to the team.”