Jonathan Fowles


Year of Call: 2004

“Engaging, incisive and enthusiastic…His advice was very authoritative and provided in a clear manner which the lay clients found particularly helpful.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

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

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    Serle Speak – Wills, Probate, and Charities

    The latest edition of Serle Speak is now available to download here. This edition focuses on topics in wills, probate,... Read More

  • Events

    Judgment of the Supreme Court in Ilott v Mitson

    Location: Serle Court Read More

    Events

    Property Law

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  • “Leaves no stone unturned, strong attention to detail, clear and pragmatic advice.”

    Legal 500, 2019
  • “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
  • “Exceptionally thorough, very bright and technically superb.”

    Legal 500, 2017

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. 

Awards

Chambers UK

Ranked - Leading Barrister

The Legal 500

Leading Individual

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    Serle Speak – Wills, Probate, and Charities

    The latest edition of Serle Speak is now available to download here. This edition focuses on topics in wills, probate,... Read More

  • Events

    Judgment of the Supreme Court in Ilott v Mitson

    Location: Serle Court Read More

    Events

    Property Law

    Location: Serle Court Read More