Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1998 having previously undertaken his training with Wilkin Chapman. He specialises in property related litigation and became a partner in 2005.

He advises a number of Social Landlords and Housing Associations on all aspects of landlord and tenant litigation and enforcement including ASBIs, ASBOs, demotion, possession and disrepair cases.  He is also recognised for this area of work by the Legal 500.

A number of commercial landlords, tenants and property agents instruct Jonathan to deal with contested lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and dilapidations claims and the eviction and removal of travellers.  Clients include household name companies and local authorities.

He also heads a team who act for private residential landlords with both small and large property portfolios. The team is able to offer competitive fixed fee prices for all possession cases based on section 21 and section 8 notices and for setting up new tenancy agreements. The team also acts for local authorities and national managing agents in the collection of service charge and major works arrears.  Their work includes obtaining judgement in the County Court or Residential Property Tribunal before pursuing forfeiture applications.

Awards & Accreditations

What our customers say:

"Adam Aisthorpe has an excellent reputation within the Leeds Teaching Hospital. He gives solid and well thought out advice, is refreshingly approachable and easily builds rapport with his clients."

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Matthew Craig, Leeds Teaching Hospital

"thank you for all of your help with the purchase of my new home
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Lizzie Hancock

"Enormously competent and impressive"

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Chambers 2018

"Always has the clients' best interests at heart"

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Chambers 2018

"Very hard working and tenacious"

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Chambers 2018

"An impressive lawyer..."

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Chambers 2018

"Extremely good and very organised"

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Chambers 2018

"Catherine goes the extra mile.."

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Chambers 2018

"Outstanding solicitor with a sharp analytical mind, and an excellent eye for detail"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Approachable and goes the extra mile "

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Legal 500, 2017

"Knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled team"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Rachel has an astute understanding of the law, and delivers immaculately prepared cases with diligence and care"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Gordon is renowned for his court martial expertise in army-related cases"

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Legal 500, 2017

"Wilkin Chapman is particularly recommended for army-related cases."

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Crime - Legal 500, 2017

"Genuine commitment in terms of skills, knowledge and availability.."

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Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017

"Exceptionally thorough team, providing outstanding support.."

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Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017

"Chris has an in-depth understanding of council debt collection and working within public sector constraints.."

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Legal 500, 2017

"A 'strong, innovative and experienced' team.."

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Debt Recovery - Legal 500, 2017

"The 'experienced, calm, commercial and switched-on' Ruth Brewin.."

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Legal 500

"The firm's Family team has a solid track record in family finance cases, and attracts instruction from high-net-worth individuals in the farming sector."

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Family - Legal 500, 2017

"Rebecca quickly put us at ease, and the whole process was very straightforward. We will be using Wilkin Chapman for all future legal matters"

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Client H

"Thank you for your work on a complex whistleblowing case for us."

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Mental Health NHS Trust Secretary

"I genuinely wanted to thank you for the way my case was handled"

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Client A

"Imogen is enormously competent and impressive."

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High Net Worth guide

"Lisa is excellent for big estates and wealthy landowners."

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High Net Worth guide

"Ed many thanks as ever for you and your firm’s help on all matters. Totally professional and great relationship."

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Client H

"Thank you both so much for all you have done to guide me so professionally, patiently and kindly through this incredibly tricky process. "

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Client F

"It is a recommendation of which I will be eternally grateful."

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Mrs G

"Very good service. I would recommend to anyone that needed the services of a legal firm."

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Client R

"I wanted to say how amazing the team are there. Jo is an absolute star."

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Client I

"Your professionalism has been exceptional. "

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Mrs B

"Julia handled the sale of my parents house with efficiency and Dan completed their lasting power of attorneys with sensitivity and knowledge. Both had a very friendly, helpful attitude."

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Mrs and Mrs M

"Your advice enabled me to make a strong case and resolve the situation with the outcome I wanted."

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Client H

"I would like to pass on our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent / professional service that we have received from Tom Rook..."

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Client G

"Laura was a pleasure to work with and fitted in well socially in an unfamiliar environment, which is always important when working abroad. Most importantly..."

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Piers Westlake, Senior Consultant, Agencia Consulting Ltd

"Both myself and wife wish to express our deep appreciation of the service provided by your firm in connection with our house move, in particular, your..."

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Client W

"We enjoy working with you as we appreciate the straight speaking, the fact that we receive a response so promptly, and that we don't have to pussyfoot in..."

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Wendy Hanslip, School Business Manager, Grange Primary School

"What more can I ask for? I sought advice, they offered a set of possibilities, I told them what I wanted and they executed my request exactly as I wished."

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Wayne Scott Ross, Ferryport Group

"Woldgrain Storage has been working with Wilkin Chapman through their offices in Lincoln and Grimsby for some years. During that time, we have always found..."

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John Burnett, MD, Woldgrain Storage Ltd, Managing Director, Woldgrain Storage Ltd

"Collectively, as a company, I have been impressed by their desire to know what schools need in this seemingly constantly changing world of education."

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Jayne Perry, Headteacher, New Waltham Academy

"The speed, professionalism and depth of expertise that I have found within Wilkin Chapman in the space of 10 minutes amazes me, the faith that I have in the..."

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Alan Davison

"We have been working with Wilkin Chapman since 2010 after one of our clients recommended them to us."

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Jenna Whatmough, Alexia Designs, Operations Manager, Alexia Designs

"The service we received was second to none. We would certainly recommend Wilkin Chapman to our friends."

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