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Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

326 OLD STREET, LONDON, EC1V 9DR, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7613 1402
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Fax 020 7613 2711
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www.rfblegal.co.uk
London EC1V, London M1, London W1U

Jonathan Roberts

Tel:
Work 020 7613 1402
Email:
Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Position

Jonathan Roberts is the senior partner of the firm. He has vast experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of work but now specialises in dealing with a range of business clients both in resolving disputes and property matters. After obtaining a degree in modern history at Oxford University, Jonathan joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1973. In 1976 he qualified as a solicitor and became a partner in 1982, and senior partner in 1989. Jonathan has a firm and longstanding relationship with many of his clients reflecting the care and commitment he invests in his work. He has been recommended by The Legal 500 2014 describing him as having ‘a keen eye for the commerciality of a settlement'. His highlights this year include the Court of Appeal victory in the SC Confectia SA v Miss Mania Wholesale Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1484, which was undertaken alongside the experienced Rebecca Roberts. Jonathan Roberts is known amongst his peers and clients as an exceptional solicitor who has been at the forefront of developments in commercial litigation for the past 30 years. In particular Jonathan led the case of Re D’Jan of London Ltd [1993], the leading authority on director’s liability, the principles of which were codified in the Companies Act 2006. He is regularly instructed in complex company disputes, in particular unfair prejudice petitions and breach of directors’ duties as well as issues of international sale of goods and bailment. Recent highlights include: Tahir Fadallah v John Pollak [2013] EWHC 3159 (QB); Kardemir Haddecilik Tidaret San ve Tic Sti v Caparo Steele Products 2013; Reiss and Others v Eksa Ulus Tas Ve Dis Tic Ltd Sti and Others 2013; SC Confectia SA v Miss Mania Wholesale Limited 2013; Islam v Al-Sami and another [2011] EWCA Civ 32; Chantry Estates (South East) Ltd v Anderson [2010] EWCA 316; M&J Marine Engineering Services Co Limited v Shipshore Limited [2009] EWHC 2031 (Comm); and Re D’Jan of London Ltd [1993] B.C.C. 646.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP 'has exceptional solicitors at all levels'. The team acts in a large number of high-level, international contractual and corporate disputes, often with multi-jurisdictional elements. The practice also has a strong reputation for resolving art law disputes. Jonathan Roberts is senior partner, and Rudi Ramdarshan's cases include commercial fraud and matters involving high-value injunctions. David Burns and Rebecca Roberts are also key partners.

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London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Accredited mediator, 'very competent litigator' and 'excellent strategist' Rudi Ramdarshan, David Burns and Jonathan Roberts jointly head the 'technically minded, very responsive and strategic' team at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP, which routinely acts for financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and corporate investors in development-related disputes, including rights to light and right of way issues as well as vacant possession actions, alongside contentious matters pertaining to lease extensions, general enfranchisement and insolvency scenarios.

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