About Jonathan

Jonathan is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department and its Property Dispute sub-team. He has a Masters Degree in Law and advises on: commercial disputes (including share and asset sale agreements, loans and security, commercial fraud and associated freezing and search injunctions, ADR and financial services); company and insolvency law (including contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, directors’ disqualification and corporate insolvency/rescue); and professional negligence work (mainly accountants, barristers, solicitors, surveyors and related fields).

Jonathan also advises on trusts and property (including boundary disputes, dilapidations, partnership disputes, probate disputes, property disputes and equitable remedies), and has particular expertise in the construction, manufacturing, retail, charity and not-for-profit sectors acting for associations, institutions, limited companies, PLCs, landed estates and high net worth individuals.

He has contributed to articles in The Guardian, The Law Society Gazette, trade journals, has appeared on local radio, and is listed as a leader in his field by legal directories.

When not at work

Jonathan is married with three children, lives in North Yorkshire and enjoys property renovation. He is a Trustee of both New Lights (North of England), a charity which promotes art in the North of England, and Ripon Community Link, a charity which supports people with disabilities.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

Specialisms

Areas of technical knowledge/expertise:

  • Construction and Building Disputes
  • Property Litigation

Specific industry specialist knowledge:

  • Construction
  • Development
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Property
  • Retail
  • Supply Chains
  • Exportation of Goods
  • Agro-chemicals
  • Employer and Director Duties

Sectors that Jonathan is involved in:

Construction and Engineering, Construction, Building and Engineering Disputes

Accreditations / Awards

Schools' obligations to disabled pupils

School Exclusions: Processes and Appeals

Suspending and potentially excluding a child from school can have a significant impact on their education, but in any case it is a last resort

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 5th April 2019

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

Defamation Claims

The majority of us will all have been in situations where we have experienced bad customer service. We may have then vented some of our

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 12th February 2019

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

Legal Professional Privilege

It is not unusual for accountants to provide clients with legal advice on tax related matters.

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 12th February 2019

Extensions Of Time In Building and Construction Disputes 1

Extensions Of Time In Building and Construction Disputes

This article provides guidance on extensions of time and global claims in building and construction related disputes.

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 12th February 2019

Adverse Possession

Do I need Planning Permission for that?

Even an extension or new building, such as a conservatory, garage or home office, built within the grounds of your property may not need planning

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 25th October 2018

Do we have a deal? Making sure that you are putting an end to a dispute

Duty on professionals to disclose to one client, confidential information relating to another

On 12 December 2016 the High Court awarded property development firm, Harlequin, damages in the sum of US$11.6m against top tier accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy.

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 11th January 2017

Adverse Possession

Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes come in all shapes and sizes. It is a commonly held view that they are all too often disproportionately bitter, protracted and expensive.

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 8th July 2016

Do we have a deal? Making sure that you are putting an end to a dispute

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

The Adjudication Pilot for Professional Negligence Claims has been significantly expanded and re-launched.

Pencil iconBy Jonathan Warner-Reed on 8th July 2016

Jonathan Warner Reed is the 'grandmaster of property litigation, who confidently outmanoeuvres his opponents, staying several moves ahead of the game.'

Legal 500, November 2018

Outstanding - highly recommended.

The Good Lawyer Guide 2013

As a commercial litigation lawyer I cannot fault your conduct or dealings with yourself and I have found you very easy to work with....I have had nothing but good dealings with yourself.

Alliance Home Buyers Limited

I think you have done a marvellous job of negotiating on my behalf.

Claire Atkin

Client

Can I thank you and your team for your help and assistance in this matter. I hope to meet you again in the future.

Howard Klineberg

Client

Jonathan is a very caring person who has got to know [client] over the last two years in unfortunate circumstances and his sole interest in all these matters is to look after her best interests. I rate him extremely highly and he works in a firm that covers all the specialist areas of the law.

Jeremy Burton

Client Advisor

2001

Qualified as a Solicitor

Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP as a Director

Appointed Head of Dispute Resolution

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