Jonathan Smith > DWF > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

DWF
2ND FLOOR CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH
ORCHARD STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 3AZ
England
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Work Department

Jonathan is an expert in both commercial property litigation and housing litigation, advising on high value and complex disputes

Position

Partner

Career

Jonathan is very experienced in commercial property disputes and deals with high value and complex disputes relating to all elements of commercial property. He regularly advises on multi-million pound rent review disputes; dilapidation disputes and disputes relating to development land. He acts for both landlords and tenants of commercial property including a number of regular household names.

Jonathan is also a specialist in public law challenges having acted on some very notable cases such as representing the Olympic Park Legacy Company in its defence of a judicial review action against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Jonathan is a member of the Housing Litigation team at DWF and regularly advises landlords in the various residential sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Property litigation

DWF‘s national practice is led from Newcastle by Jonathan Smith; the key name in Manchester is Stuart McCann, who made partner in 2022.

North > Real estate > Property litigation

Led by Jonathan Smith, DWF’s real estate litigation team in Newcastle handles high-profile regional mandates and is particularly singled out for its rent review work and expertise in break notices alongside key housing litigation knowledge. The group is a key name for clients in the industrial, retail, public, telecoms and transport sectors and also assists social housing providers. The Newcastle team works closely with colleagues in the Leeds office to add to the firm’s national coverage.