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Jonathan Warner-Reed

Partner, Head of Dispute Management

Jonathan is a Partner and Head of the firm's Dispute Management 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. 



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Career Milestones

  • 2001 Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 2009 Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP as a Director
  • 2018 Appointed Head of Dispute Management

What Others Say

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

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

I think you have done a marvellous job of negotiating on my behalf. - Claire Atkin, Client

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

Outstanding - highly recommended. - The Good Lawyer Guide 2013

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

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

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. 

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