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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Fax:
Fax 020 7306 0095
DX:
311 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
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www.wilberforce.co.uk

Jonathan Chew

Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Email:
Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Jonathan has a broad commercial and chancery practice including property (including landlord and tenant), pensions, commercial litigation (including civil fraud) and trusts. He also deals with insolvency, company and professional negligence issues arising out of these core areas. As sole counsel, Jonathan regularly appears in trials and applications in the High Court and county courts. Recent cases have been reported in the specialist reports (Dany Lions v Bristol Cars [2014] 1 Ll Rep 281 on frustration and mistake; Dany Lions [2014] 2 All ER (Comm) 403 on reasonable endeavours). He has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal. As a junior, Jonathan’s cases include leading cases on landlord and tenant law (Philips v Francis [2015] 1 WLR 741), the interpretation of construction contracts (Twintec v Volkerfitzpatrick [2014] BLR 150) and the proper approach to interim injunctions involving a London skyscraper (Century v Almacantar [2014] EWHC 394 (Ch). He acted on one of the Lawyer’s ‘cases of 2014’. Forthcoming cases include a Chancery Division trial on a pension scheme s75 debt and an appeal before the Court of Appeal on the need for signed writing in land contracts.

Career

Called to the Bar 2010; Middle Temple.

Member

Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Emmanuel College, Cambridge BA 2008; MA 2011; Paris II Pantheon-Assas, Maitrise en Droit 2008; Brasenose College, Oxford BCL, Distinction, 2009.


London Bar

Property litigation and agriculture

Within: Property litigation – Leading juniors

Jonathan Chew - Wilberforce ChambersComprehensive in his approach, an impressive and effective advocate.

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