Jonathan Fowles


Year of Call: 2004

“He is someone who goes down very well with clients and has a common sense streak. You can put faith in his technical skill and breadth of knowledge…an exceptionally bright and user-friendly senior junior.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

Practice Overview

Jonathan has a broad traditional chancery practice, encompassing charities, property, trusts, and probate. It is not unusual for his cases to combine all or any number of these areas.

He is co-author with William Henderson of Tudor on Charities, 10th Ed. (2015, Sweet & Maxwell) and a contributor to Francis, Inheritance Act Claims: Law, Practice, and Procedure (Jordans). He has advised the Charity Commission and Interim Managers appointed by the Commission. He regularly provides advice to major, national charities, and their trustees, and frequently acts for charities (as well as private bodies or individuals) in disputes ranging from succession and probate disputes to claims for breach of trust. His trusts work includes contentious and non-contentious matters, both offshore and domestic. He has expertise in and experience of most areas of real property and landlord & tenant litigation.

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan Fowles - RSPCA Annual General Meeting

    On 29 June 2019, the membership of the RSPCA, the largest animal welfare charity in the UK, voted at its... Read More

    News

    The charitable trust: not so special after all?

    In an article for Trusts & Trustees, titled 'The charitable trust: not so special after all?', Jonathan Fowles discusses... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

  • “Has the ability to distil very complex concepts and make them accessible and understood by a lay client.”

    Legal 500, 2020
  • “A man steeped in charity law…He’s down to earth, pragmatic and commercial. He knows charity law inside out, but he doesn’t allow his esoteric knowledge of the law to cloud his decision making.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • “Has a deft and practical touch.”

    Legal 500, 2020

Education & Qualifications

New College, Oxford: - MA, Literae Humaniores

City University, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Law

Karmel and Bedingfield Scholar (Gray’s Inn)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Charity Law Association

Property Bar Association

BSB Registration

Jonathan Fowles appears on the Bar Standards Board Register as Jonathan James Fowles

VAT Number

863546990

Public Access

Jonathan accepts public access instructions. 

In the Press

Comments in The Times "Margaret Thatcher library money is spent before a brick is laid" 28 February 2019

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan Fowles - RSPCA Annual General Meeting

    On 29 June 2019, the membership of the RSPCA, the largest animal welfare charity in the UK, voted at its... Read More

    News

    The charitable trust: not so special after all?

    In an article for Trusts & Trustees, titled 'The charitable trust: not so special after all?', Jonathan Fowles discusses... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More