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Jonathan is a member of Tanfield Chambers and specialises in property disputes.
He appeared in the Supreme Court (led by Philip Rainey QC) in Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson [2013] UKSC 14 (dispensation with the consultation requirements) and in the Court of Appeal (without a leader) for the successful appellant inChaudhary v Chaudhary [2013] EWCA Civ 758 (co-ownership dispute and the presumptions of resulting trust and advancement).
He has a busy practice covering all aspects of landlord and tenant (both commercial and residential) and real property disputes.
In addition to his advisory work, Jonathan regularly appears in the Chancery Division, county courts, the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). He particularly enjoys trial work. 
Jonathan is the Editor of the Service Charges section on the highly-regarded PropertyLawUK.net and writes a popular monthly update on Service Charges and Estate Management.  He is the Managing Editor of News on the Block’s The LVT Bulletin and provides case updates for Flat-Living.co.uk and Leasehold Life.  He regularly contributes to various legal journals and is willing to attend solicitors’ offices to give seminars on topics within his practice areas.
In addition to his core areas of practice, Jonathan accepts instructions in a variety of business and commercial disputes often, but not exclusively, relating to property.  
His expertise includes:
• 1954 Act renewals
• adverse possession
• appointment of manager claims
• boundary disputes 
• breach of covenant/s.168 determinations 
• breach of trust
• break notices
• collective enfranchisement and lease extensions
• co-ownership disputes/trusts/orders for sale 
• dilapidations 
• easements and rights of way 
• forfeiture 
• land registration and priority of interests
• lease variations 
• mortgage related claims
• professional negligence claims (property related)
• rent reviews 
• restrictive covenants
• RTM claims 
• service charges
To discuss instructing Jonathan, please contact his clerks at directaccess@tanfieldchambers.co.uk or 020 7421 5300.
You can view his profile at www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk/people/jonathan-upton

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