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80 GUILDHALL STREET, BURY ST EDMUNDS, IP33 1QB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01284 762211
Fax:
Fax 01284 717499
DX:
57205 BURY ST EDMUNDS
Email:
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www.greene-greene.com

Jonathan Mathers

Tel:
Work 01284 717404
Email:
Greene & Greene

Work Department

Private client; agriculture and estates; property residential.

Position

Director of partner Jonathan Mathers Ltd, 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.

Career

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.

Member

Agricultural Law Association; Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.

Education

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

Leisure

Country pursuits and sailing.


East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Mathers - Greene & Greene

Within: Agriculture and estates

'No stone is left unturned' at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds, where the agriculture and estates practice has a good reputation among regional land agents. It frequently handles farm sales and purchases, Settled Land Act estates work, agricultural tenancy issues, succession planning and taxation including agricultural and business property advice. Director and practice head Jonathan Mathers does 'an absolutely super job; he has excellent attention to detail and huge knowledge when it comes to property purchases' and the lawyers in his team are 'all superb'. Corporate finance partner Neil Walmsley specialises in the acquisition, disposal, financing and restructuring of businesses and rural enterprises. Employment specialist Selene Holden deals with agricultural issues including disputes over family succession, licences for power lines, problems with farm managers, issues caused by land contamination, and development of agricultural land. Property litigator Andrea Nicholls, chartered tax adviser Wayne Perrin and corporate partner Mark Daly also play key roles in the practice. A highlight for the practice was its work for a new farming company in its £16m purchase of a premier estate in Suffolk.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia

Greene & Greene is 'very good, providing fast and helpful responses from a good selection of people able to provide specialist knowledge as needed'. One client describes the practice as 'first-class, always accessible, quick and efficient'. Head of department and STEP member Wayne Perrin, who is one of three qualified chartered tax advisors in the practice, is 'always available, approachable and capable of providing good information in a friendly and clear manner; he listens and then offers good clear advice'. He recently advised  a client on a tax-efficient succession strategy for a £12m estate. The practice is best-known for advice on taxation, but it has a broad client base for complex trusts, estates and probate matters. Solicitor and chartered tax advisor Nigel Scase is 'very knowledgeable regarding HMRC and acts with reasonable promptitude'. Jonathan Mathers, who handles agricultural and private client matters, and trusts and estates practitioners Martine Swaep and Ian Cottam are also recommended.

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