Jonathan Mathers > Greene & Greene > Bury St Edmunds, England > Lawyer Profile

Greene & Greene
IP33 1QB

Work Department

Private client; agriculture and estates; property residential.


Director partner Jonathan Mathers Ltd.


Trained Prettys, Ipswich; qualified 1996; Berrymans Lace Mawer, London 1996-98; solicitor Prettys, Ipswich 1998-2000; own practice, Sudbury 2000-05; Gotelee & Goldsmith, Ipswich 2005-08; made partner Greene & Greene 2008 to date.

Jonathan specialises in private client work. Main areas of which are agricultural property, rural and high-value residential property transactions, Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney.  He heads the firm’s team of residential property lawyers.  Jonathan is an accomplished solicitor with a wide experience of property and private client work.


Agricultural Law Association; Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.


St John’s School, Leatherhead; Nottingham Trent University (1991 BA Hons; 1993 PG Dip Law; 1994 LPC).


Country pursuits and sailing.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan MathersGreene & Greene

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds provides a ‘personal and bespoke service’ on work including farm sales and purchases, Settled Land Act matters, agricultural tenancies, succession planning and taxation. Practice head Jonathan Mathers, who is ‘logical, methodical, calm and experienced’, acts for individuals and families, farming partnerships and companies, trusts, investors and charities in agricultural and rural property matters. Property specialist Hugo Greer-Walker continues to advise Viscountess Marcia Blakenham on a complex series of development sales. He is also assisting the Stennett family with numerous matters, including lettings at their business park, substantial agricultural acquisitions, and a large glass house project at Ingham.

East Anglia > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia

Clients of Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds note that ‘the partnership oozes traditional values without being stuffy or intimidating – a difficult balancing act which they deliver with aplomb‘. The firm handles many complex taxable estates, and acts for numerous high-net-worth clients. Chartered tax adviser Wayne Perrin and property and estate specialist Jonathan Mathers, who has extensive experience in both property and private client work, are the leads. Key names to note include ‘knowledgeable, responsive and efficient’ senior associate and full STEP member Zoe Hodge; ‘utterly professional and patient‘ tax director Nigel Scase; and 2022-promoted ‘thorough, personably and efficient’ partner Martine Swaep, play key roles in the practice.