Jonathan Ross > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation




Jonathan has substantial experience in dealing with all areas of property litigation and, in particular, dilapidations, rent reviews, business tenancy renewals, rent and service charge disputes, forfeiture and professional negligence claims.

Jonathan has practised in the area of real estate litigation for 35 years and is recognised by both the leading legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500, as one of the leading individuals in this field. He is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

He has a “hands on” approach based on his detailed knowledge of the law and provides clients with comprehensive and comprehensible commercial legal advice.  He believes the key to providing a good commercial service is communicating effectively on all issues, including costs, and considering all available options to resolve matters quickly and commercially on the best possible terms.

Jonathan was Partner and head of Property Litigation at Saunders Sobell and Forsyte Saunders Kerman in the 1990’s before becoming a partner at Denton Wilde Sapte.  In 2002 he joined Forsters to develop its property litigation team.

He is the past Chairman of the Property Litigation Association and a Member of Arbrix and is a regular speaker on the law and contributor in the legal and property press.


The Law Society

Property Litigation Association

Appointed Trustee to the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust



University College School, Hampstead; University of Kent (1977 BA Law).


Cycling, theatre and Arsenal.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Jonathan RossForsters LLP

Forsters LLP‘s expertise covers forfeiture, enfranchisement disputes, rights of way, rights of light, service charge disputes and telecoms code matters. Ben Barrison recently took over as head of the property litigation practice from Natasha Rees, who is now the firm’s senior partner. Barrison is described as ‘one of the very best property litigators around – great on the law, but does not let it distract him from seeing the bigger commercial and tactical picture.’ Another reputable individual is Jonathan Ross; his specialisms lie within rent review and dilapidation claims. Anna Mullins was promoted to partner in April 2021, while the team was also recently boosted by the arrival of Julia Tobbell from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP,