Mr Jonathan Gavaghan > Ten Old Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square

Work Department

Company and Partnership; Commercial Litigation; Property Litigation


Jonathan Gavaghan has a busy chancery and commercial practice. He has particular expertise in partnership/LLP, commercial and property litigation in both the High Court and arbitration. Company law (including breach of fiduciary duty claims and shareholder disputes) is a further area in which he specialises.


Qualified 1992, Lincoln’s Inn.

General Chancery/commercial litigation (including property, company law, public law and partnership); important cases:  Patley Wood Farm LLP v Brake [2014] EWHC 4499 (Ch) [2015] EWHC 483 (Ch) (Arbitration/Partnership); Chaudhary v Yavuz [2013] Ch 239 (Constructive trusts, real property); Clarence House v Nat West Bank [2010] 1 WLR 1216 (virtual assignments); Manning v English [2010] Bus LR D89 (2010) (partnership); Re Claygreen Limited [2006] BCLC 715 (company law: pre-emption rights); West Hampstead Management Co Ltd v Pearl Property Ltd [2002] 3 EGLR 55 (leasehold enfranchisement); R v Secretary of State ex parte Spath Holme Ltd [2001] 2 AC 349 (public law/landlord and tenant); Spath Holme v North Western RAC [2001] 3 EGLR 30 (landlord and tenant); R v South Bank University ex p Coggeran [2000] ICR 1342 (public law/discrimination); Curtis v London RAC [1999] QB 92 (landlord and tenant); Globe Equities v Globe Legal Services [1999] BLR 232 (costs orders against third parties).


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Association of Partnership Practitioners

He is a former Chairman of the Young Bar and has served two terms as an elected member of the Bar Council.


Solihull School; Worcester College, Oxford (MA; BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

Within: Leading Juniors -

Jonathan Gavaghan

Ten Old Square

Highly recommended for property litigation matters.

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Partnership - Leading juniors -

Jonathan Gavaghan

Ten Old Square

He is a superb and persuasive advocate as well as an excellent cross-examiner, where he manages to be both aggressive and charming at the same time.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors -

Jonathan Gavaghan

Ten Old Square

Well respected for his commercial Chancery expertise.