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Jonathan Hibberts

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Fladgate LLP

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Real estate, litigation.


Jonathan Hibberts is a partner in the real estate litigation team at Fladgate.

He has a wide range of experience in dealing with litigation: alongside general commercial disputes, he specialises in property litigation and related development and professional negligence disputes.

He has acted for both landlords and tenants in lease renewals, alienation/assignment, disrepair and dilapidation, service charge and break notice disputes as well as rent reviews and providing transactional support.

Jonathan’s experience in dealing with general property and title issues ranges from easements, restrictive covenants and boundary disputes to possession actions and disputes regarding defaults on payments, squatter actions and other failures to provide vacant possession. In terms of professional negligence disputes, these have included disputes over negligent surveys and legal advice, including environmental contamination.

Jonathan has also acted in a variety of general commercial disputes, including joint venture and shareholder disputes and acting for and against various financial institutions.  This includes disputes involving insurance and banking products.  He has also acted in a number of multi-million pound insolvency related disputes, and his experience includes acting for and against creditors, administrators and liquidators.

Jonathan is ranked as a specialist in property litigation, professional negligence and commercial litigation by the independent guides to the legal profession and is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

He qualified as a barrister in 1996 and became a solicitor and partner at Fladgate in 2009.


Trained Hardwicke Chambers/Allen & Overy, qualified 1996/2007; made partner Fladgate 2009.


Keele University; Inns of Court School of Law (qualified as barrister 1996).

London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Fladgate LLP is praised for its ‘excellent communication skills’ and the team regularly handles high-value claims for high-net-worth individuals and companies in disputes against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals. It also defends claims for clients such as Deloitte, the Medical Defence Union and Zurich. Team head Simon Brew acts for claimants and defendants in claims involving accountants, solicitors and construction professionals, and represented a Hong Kong-based company in a $1m claim against its former solicitors for professional negligence, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. Litigation head Simon Ekins, Janet Keeley, Sophia Purkis, Jonathan Hibberts and Digby Hebbard are also key members of the department.

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London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Fladgate LLP provides an ‘excellent legal service augmented by a real commercial understanding of the sector and client needs’. Thekla Fellas has expertise on the Electronic Communications Code and heads a team with ‘particular strength in substantial landlord and tenant disputes including the retail and leisure sectors’. Fellas is representing Point West GR Limited in a high-value service charge dispute at a building containing 399 residential units. Another highlight saw Alison Mould acting for the Trustees of the first Lord Brocket in relation to disrepair issues and various breaches of a tenant covenant at a Grade 1 listed estate. Tim Foley's arrival from Clyde & Co LLP has bolstered the group which also consists of Janet Keeley who is ‘analytical, thorough and very robust’ and Jonathan Hibberts who ‘always goes the extra mile to deliver for his clients’.

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