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Leading property litigation barrister joins Serle Court

Serle Court is delighted to announce that leading property litigation barrister Jonathan Upton has joined Chambers.

Jonathan’s cases invariably involve land and property but span commercial, company, fraud, trust and insolvency law disputes and related professional negligence.  Jonathan is acknowledged as a leading practitioner in the fields of restrictive covenants, rights to light and other easements, leasehold enfranchisement, tenants’ rights of first refusal, right to manage and service charges. Jonathan is particularly experienced on matters relating to mixed-use developments. His cases regularly involve large group litigation. In addition, Jonathan is frequently instructed in relation to joint ventures, overage, contracts for sale, options, injunctions, specific performance, co-ownership disputes and orders for sale.   

Jonathan is ranked in the Chambers UK Bar 2024 Guide for Real Estate Litigation and is recognised in The Legal 500 London Bar for Property Litigation. In the latter, commentators describe him as “The perfect package for complex and hard-fought property litigation, Jonathan is both technically brilliant and a creative advocate.”

Having worked across all levels of courts and tribunals up to the Supreme Court, Jonathan is very experienced at providing representation and advice to clients across many of Serle Court’s core practice areas. Jonathan also has experience of representing parties in arbitration and mediation.

Jonathan commented, “I am excited to be joining the brilliant barristers at Serle Court, who are undoubtedly leaders in their fields, and to be strengthening the property team which already has an excellent reputation.”

Chambers Director, Kathryn Purkis says, “We are truly delighted that Jonathan has chosen to join us at Serle Court. As has already been noted in the market, we have been undertaking strategic expansion in our property team over the last 18 months, and hope to continue with it. Jonathan has a stellar reputation as a real property lawyer with strong technical ability and a gift for advocacy. He brings to Serle Court additional capability across the residential property sphere and with us, he will be able to broaden his own remit into commercial disputes where there are elements of property. We very much look forward to having him as a member of Chambers ”.

Jonathan’s appointment demonstrates Serle Court’s commitment to strengthening its property expertise and ensuring that it offers its clients counsel of the highest quality and capability across the full range of its practice.

For more information about Jonathan’s practice, please click here.

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