Jonathan graduated from Lancaster University with a BA in History and Politics before completing his CPE and LPC at the College of Law.
Areas of Expertise
Jonathan advises on a wide range of specialisms within the social housing sector; from governance and regulation to joint ventures and stock transfers, mergers to regeneration projects. His knowledge encompasses both Local Authority housing law as well as that which applies to the voluntary sector.
Prior to Devonshires Solicitors, Jonathan spent 15 years at Trowers & Hamlins LLP during which time he specialised in LSVTs, NHS LIFT and housing PFI projects and advised Homes England on a number of their investment programmes.
Jonathan regularly provides comments to Inside Housing on topical issues, particularly in the context of Local Authorities and the establishment of housing companies.
Jonathan is ranked in Chambers and Partners for Social Housing.
Jonathan has three children who keep him busy most weekends. Any spare time is taken up trying to improve his tennis and golf or lamenting over another Sunderland AFC defeat.
Advising Your Housing Group in relation to its portfolio of PFI projects. Most notably supporting the Group on the consequences of the fire that affected an extra care scheme forming part of the Cheshire PFI project.
Advising on the establishment of the joint venture between 10 Greater Manchester RPs and the Combined Authority and the development of strategically important housing developments in the area.
Advising Richmond Housing Partnership and Local Space in respect of innovative collaborations with local authorities to support the delivery of additional general needs and homelessness housing.
Advises RPs regularly on the grant (social housing assistance) regime and other forms of subsidy. Notably, advising a for-profit RP on its ability to rely on the passporting of grant on a stock transfer to secure relief from SDLT on the transaction.