Prior to Devonshires Solicitors, Jonathan worked as a development lawyer at a leading regional firm where he acted for a wide variety of private residential developers and leading property finance institutions in relation to the provision of development finance.
Areas of Expertise
Jonathan regularly contributes to our Real Estate & Projects briefs.
Jonathan was independently nominated as an ‘Outstanding Lawyer’ in the Acritas Stars Report. One Client commented that Jonathan “understands the different parts of a deal and links it together, project managing very well. He works to very challenging timescales and is commercial in his outlook.”
‘Jon Corris’ clarity, and ability to cut to the chase diplomatically, are hugely valuable characteristics.’
As part of the trend of those operating within the housing sector looking to explore new exciting opportunities, Jonathan recently acted as lead partner on behalf of Spectrum Housing Group in relation to a joint venture with Galliford Try in relation to a development of a 1,600 housing scheme with associated infrastructure worth a reported £400 million over a period of 20 years. The transaction involved both Devonshires Solicitors Real Estate and Banking and Governance teams working together to provide the client with assistance in developing an effective structure in order to ensure the delivery of the venture.
Jonathan advises numerous Registered Providers in relation to the acquisition of key strategic development sites in order to assist in meeting agreed targets with the HCA and GLA.
Jonathan recently acted on behalf of Thames Valley in relation to securing new joint venture projects with Galliford Try. This included providing advice and support in relation to finance and pre-sale contract arrangements.