Jonathan is a Partner, Planning and Infrastructure Team Leader and Head of Responsible Business in Bristol.

Jonathan specialises in the delivery of infrastructure projects and advises clients on development consent orders, planning applications, appeals, section 106 planning agreements, highway agreements and enforcement including advocacy. He is also experienced in managing cross department teams on projects as well as managing multi-disciplinary teams of other professionals on projects to deliver work streams on time and within the agreed scope. 

He manages client relationships through the development and implementation stages across the public and private sector, and is adept at understanding the challenges faced by clients in the public sector around governance and risk profiling. Jonathan is the firm's Supplier Panel Manager for clients under the RM3786 General Legal Advisory Services Framework and he is a key member of our Crown Commercial Service client team.

His experience with major infrastructure projects includes advising on energy schemes including an offshore wind farm and underground gas storage projects consented pre Planning Act 2008, as well as the promotion of gas and electricity power projects. Jonathan is currently advising both promoters and objectors on Development Consent Orders and has significant experience acting for clients on town centre and highways schemes. Jonathan also acts on claims for compulsory purchase compensation settlements including Lands Tribunal references together with the property law implications arising from the orders. His work on HS2 acting for numerous petitioners has included appearing as an advocate before the Select Committees.

Jonathan hosts external seminars lecturing on both planning and compulsory purchase law, including a lecture for Central Law Training. He is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association as well as being a Council member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.

"He always fights hard to make sure his clients get the right results."

Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017