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Jonathan Mitchell

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Ropewalk Chambers (Chambers of Patrick Limb QC)

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Planning and environmental, public sector and not-for-profit, property and chancery, commercial, personal injury, disease, clinical negligence, counter fraud, criminal regulatory.


Believing that variety is the spice of life, Jonathan has a broad-ranging practice, with particular interests and expertise in planning and environmental law, highways, local government, rights of way and other property disputes, counter fraud, costs, professional negligence, personal injury and disease litigation. He prides on himself on being approachable and accessible to his clients, and is always willing to discuss informally cases in which he is involved. He is a vigorous advocate in court, bringing careful attention to detail to his preparation of technical matters requiring the assistance of expert witnesses. He accepts instructions from professionals other than solicitors, as well as direct access instructions, and is an accredited mediator. Notable cases include: Northumbrian Water Ltd v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 685; White v South Derbyshire DC [2012] EWHC 3495 (Admin); Day v Tasker and Multiflight Ltd (QBD Leeds DR 18th December 2009) (helicopter crash); Personal Representatives of Parker v Nottinghamshire County Council [2009] EWHC 229 (Admin) (footpath modification); Cole v Davis-Gilbert [2007] EWCA Civ 396 (tripping accident on a village green); Blanksby v Turner [1995] PIQR P272 CA (practice and procedure, service of claim form); Noble v The RH Group Ltd [1993] PIQR P235 CA (contractual indemnity in personal injury case); Grubb v Price Waterhouse Coopers and Notts County Council [2001] 3 LGLR 15 and [2001] BLGR 32, Blofield J (judicial review of decision of local government auditor); Leeson v Quinn Court of Appeal (Civil Division) 28th February 2000 (appeal against adverse finding of liability in a road traffic accident).


Company secretariat British Aerospace plc (now BAE Systems plc) for four years; legal department Yorkshire Television plc for two years; called to the Bar 1992; Ropewalk Chambers 1992 to date.


Personal Injuries Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Planning and Environmental Law Bar Association; United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.


University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1985 LLB); Inns of Court Law School (BVC).

Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Jonathan Mitchell - Ropewalk ChambersVery well known for his expertise in environmental and planning cases.

Within: Construction, planning and environment

Jonathan Mitchell is the name to note at Ropewalk Chambers for planning and environmental law matters; past cases for Mitchell include planning applications for renewable energy projects.

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