Jonathan has significant expertise dealing with all matters relating to land assembly, compulsory purchase, telecoms and compensation. He is a RICS accredited expert witness and is a leading authority in the provision of strategic advice to scheme promoters throughout the promotion and implementation of compulsory purchase powers and the negotiation of compensation claims for commercial property owners and developers.
Jonathan has many years’ experience dealing with compulsory purchase matters and has given evidence to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), the County Court, public inquiries, hearings and select committees. He is immediate past Chair of the Compulsory Purchase Association and has provided input to the RICS Professional Statement for Surveyors advising in relation to compulsory purchase and compensation. He also regularly presents on the subject at CPD events.
Clients include residential and commercial developers, property investors and businesses across all sectors and sizes which are affected by compulsory purchase or the threat thereof. Jonathan advises on how to respond to the threat of compulsory purchase, challenging compulsory purchase proposals, business relocation strategy, maximising compensation entitlement and compensation dispute resolution.
He has negotiated £100 millions of compensation settlements on behalf of commercial and developer clients. He has also successfully advised developers, local authorities, Network Rail and Highways England through the promotion and implementation of compulsory purchase powers for over 40 different Compulsory Purchase Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders and Development Consent Orders.
Jonathan also acts for telecoms operators and has been instructed as expert valuer in a number of cases relating to valuations under the new Electronic Communications Code. He also contributed to the RICS Guidance Note for Surveyors advising in relation to the new Code and regularly speaks at CPD events relating to telecoms lettings.