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Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers


Jonathan’s practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial property, contract and commercial disputes, and professional negligence and tortious liabilities, as well as company law. He regularly appears in the High Court and County Courts. Reported cases include:

Recall Support Services Ltd v SoS Business, Innovation & Skills [2018] EWHC 30 (Ch); [2018] B.P.I.R. 761- Effects of bankruptcy on directorships and shareholdings, Extended Civil Restraint Orders; Gore v Naheed [2017] EWCA Civ 369; [2017] 3 Costs L.R. 509 – Consideration of the “rule in Harris v Flower”  – effect on a right of way to access part of claimant’s property which had been acquired by adverse possession. Also concerns the effect of a refusal to mediate on the assessment of costs; Patience v Tanner [2016] EWCA Civ 158; [2016] 2 Costs LR 311 – rights of way, costs determination; Wattret v Thomas Sands Consulting Ltd [2015] EWHC 3455 (TCC); [2016] B.L.R. 104; [2016] T.C.L.R. 2; 163 Con. L.R. 223; [2016] P.N.L.R. 15 Professional Negligence against surveyors – need for expert evidence; Ludsin Overseas Ltd v Maggs [2014] EWHC 3566 (Ch); (2015) BPIR 156; Kynaston v Carroll [2011] EWCA Civ 1669 (abandonment of appeals, costs, permission to appeal); Carroll v Kynaston [2011] QB 959 (the recovery of costs incurred between parties in subsequent proceedings between the same parties); Beckenham M.C. Ltd v Centralex Ltd & ors (Hart J) [2004] EWHC 1287 (Ch); [2004] 2 B.C.L.C. 764; [2004] B.P.I.R. 1112, [2004] All ER (D) 65 412 (s. 423 Insolvency Act 1986 – transfers at an undervalue, defrauding creditors); Okolo v Mortgages 4 Ltd & ors (Lawrence Collins J) [2004] EWHC 3019 (Ch) (strike out applications, mortgage defences); Okolo v Mortgages 4 Ltd & Ors (Neuberger J) [2003] EWHC 3205 (Ch) [2004] All ER (D) 412 (strike out applications; treatment of litigants in person); Al-Abbas v Al-Dabbagh (CA) [2002] EWCA Civ 1962; [2002] All ER (D) 323 (charging orders and solicitors’ liens).


Qualified Gray’s Inn 2001. Jonathan was the recipient of the Lord Chief Justice Holt Award 2000. Jonathan was a member of the academic staff of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies before being called to the Bar. Publications include: ‘Life after Mitchell: Denton and relief sanctions’ (Selborne Chambers Autumn Newsletter 2014); ‘Liability – The Director’s Cut’ (Liability of Shadow Directors) – Selborne Chambers’ Newsletter; ‘What’s in a Name – liability and the Phoenix Syndrome’ (‘Solicitors Journal’ 13 May 2005); ‘Handle With Care – squatters and adverse possession’ (‘Estates Gazette’, 22 May 2004); past editor, general conveyancing chapter of ‘The Lawyer’s Factbook’ (Sweet & Maxwell, London, Looseleaf); editor’s assistant, ‘Wolstenholme & Cherry’s Annotated Land Registration Act 2002’ (Sweet & Maxwell, London 2003); ‘Too much, Too Soon’ (‘Money Laundering Monitor’, Issue 10 (April 2000), pl CCH Publications, Bicester); ‘Casenote: R v Gibson’ (‘Journal of Money Laundering Control’, volume 4, number 1, Henry Stewart Publications, London); ‘UK FSA: New Role on Money Laundering’ (‘Financial Crime Review’, volume 1, issue 1 (Fall 2000), ‘Institutional Investor Inc, New York); ‘An Ever-Growing Problem for an Ever-Shrinking World’ (‘Financial Crime Review’, volume 1, issue 1 (Fall 2000), Institutional Investor Inc, New York).


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association


Kings School, Chester; Cambridge University (MA (Hons) Cantab).



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Jonathan McNae

Selborne Chambers

He is excellent, a barrister of note.