Jonathan Smith > Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG

Work Department

Chancery, commercial, wills and probate, and professional negligence.


Jonathan has a wide and varied chancery and commercial practice split evenly between contentious and advisory/drafting work.

Following a traditional chancery pupillage he has acquired a reputation for dealing with significant matters relating to wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, court of protection and family provision, and regularly gives seminars on connected topics.

He practises extensively in all aspects of property law, from matters as diverse as commercial landlord and tenant, neighbour disputes, claims for legal and beneficial interests, to agricultural partnerships, building disputes and statutory compensation.

Jonathan has undertaken a significant number of claims against solicitors for professional negligence in connection with conveyancing transactions, the conduct of litigation and will preparation/execution.


Called 1991; Gray’s Inn.


Professional Negligence Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association, Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


Oldswinford Hospital School, Stourbridge; Liverpool John Moores University (1990 LLB Hons).


Football, chess, politics.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Smith – 23 Essex Street ‘Jonathan is excellent in the detail, always provides practical advice and is prepared for all eventualities, both in conference and at court.’