Jonathan Ross


The Law Society

Chairman of the Property Litigation Association

Appointed Trustee to the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust



Jonathan Ross

Partner, Property Litigation

Jonathan has substantial experience in dealing with all areas of property litigation and, in particular, dilapidations, rent reviews, business tenancy renewals, service charge disputes, forfeiture and rent collection claims and service charge disputes.

He has a "hands on" approach based on his detailed knowledge of the law and provides clients with comprehensive and comprehensible commercial legal advice. He believes the key to providing a good commercial service is communicating effectively on all issues, including costs, and considering all available options to resolve matters quickly and commercially on the best possible terms. 

Jonathan was partner and head of Property Litigation at Saunders Sobell and Forsyte Saunders Kerman in the 1990's before becoming a partner at Denton Wilde Sapte.  In 2002 he joined Forsters to develop its property litigation team.

He is the past Chairman of the Property Litigation Association and a Member of Arbrix and is a regular speaker on the law and contributes a bi-weekly piece for Propertyweek on recent cases. 

Awards and recognitions

  • Legal 500 UK 2017 - Leading Individual
  • Chambers UK 2016, Leading Individual
  • Chambers UK 2015 Leading Individual Logo
  • Legal 500 UK 2015, Leading Individual
  • Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2014 Logo
  • Super Lawyer 2014 Logo


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"He is very dynamic and very tactical …if a case needed more of a creative or indirect solution, he would sniff it out." Chambers UK, 2017
Clients regard him as "approachable, accessible and very commercial in the advice that he gives." Chambers UK, 2016
"The instructions are very clear. They know exactly what they want and are good at doing things to make it work on my end. They are very easy-going, easy to work with and personable."
Chambers UK, 2016