Mr Jonathan Chew


Jonathan’s recent reported property cases have ranged from skyscrapers in central London to holiday parks in Cornwall. He covers the full range of property work including mortgage, landlord and tenant and conveyancing issues. A substantial element of his work involves advising on potential issues around transactions, such as rights to light, the construction of restrictive covenants (whether freehold or leasehold) and the leasehold enfranchisement process. He has also contributed to the Conveyancer.

Major cases include:

Phillips v Francis [2015] 1 WLR 741 - acting for the successful appellants in the leading case on the meaning of "works" for the purposes of service charge legislation (with Jonathan Seitler QC)

Birdlip v Hunter [2015] EWHC 808 - trial of a dispute relating to the existence of a building scheme said to arise in the 1910s in the area around Gerrards Cross (with Martin Hutchings QC)

Century v Almacantar [2014] EWHC 394 (Ch) - resisting an interim injunction to allow landlords to carry out work on the facade at the Centre Point Tower, including a consideration of the extent to which a landlord is to take into account disruption to its tenant when carrying out repairs (with Jonathan Seitler QC)

Qualifications, Appointments

MA (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)(Land Law Prize for first in year across the University)

Maitrise en Droit (Paris II Pantheon-Assas)

BCL (Distinction)(Brasenose College, Oxford) 


What Price Trespass? (2013) Conv 439

Review of Fisher and Lightwood 14th Edition (2015) Conv 184