Jonathan joined Chambers in October 2020 following the successful completion of his pupillage in Chambers, under the supervision of Melissa Murphy, Mark Westmoreland Smith and Hugh Flanagan. He welcomes instructions to act across all of Chambers’ practice areas.
Before undertaking pupillage at FTB, Jonathan spent a year as judicial assistant to Lindblom L.J. in the Court of Appeal.
Jonathan has particular experience in the following areas:
- planning and environment, including enforcement
- compulsory purchase and compensation
- injunctions and public authority powers in respect of unauthorised encampments
- rating and valuation
- public and human rights law
- rights of way and highways
- public order and anti-social behaviour law
Notable examples of Jonathan’s recent and ongoing work include:
- Acting for HS2 in a variety of ongoing interim injunction proceedings, including the high-profile matter concerning protesters in makeshift tunnels at Euston Square Gardens;
- Advising on local authority action to remove unauthorised encampments under the CJPOA;
- Forthcoming 4-day planning inquiry on behalf of local planning authority;
- Sole counsel in a 9-day highways inquiry for a statutory objector;
- 8-day planning inquiry on behalf of an adjoining commercial landowner and Rule 6(6) party;
- Acting for developer in 5-day combined s.73 and Enforcement Notice appeal;
- Drafting notice of reference for Compulsory Purchase Compensation claim;
- Secondment at London Borough legal department;
- Appearing at call-in inquiry for a London Borough Council as Rule 6(6) party;
- Appearing at a local plan examination on behalf of a neighbourhood forum;
- Judicial review of planning decision affecting SEN school (issues including the scheme of delegation, noise, traffic and air quality) (permission granted, awaiting hearing);
- S.288 challenge of an inspector decision concerning a substantial residential dwelling;
- Assisting Morag Ellis QC in relation to a sensitive and strategically important site allocated for development in a local plan.
Jonathan is planning editor of the Property Law UK journal.
Jonathan is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in appropriate cases.
In appropriate cases, Jonathan is happy to work on a pro-bono basis.