Jonathan Ross


The Law Society

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 commercial property litigation and, in particular, disputes as to Development Agreements and also as to dilapidations, rent reviews, business tenancy renewals, rent and service charge disputes, forfeiture and professional negligence claims.

Jonathan has practised in the area of real estate litigation for 35 years and is recognised by both the leading legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500, as one of the leading individuals in this field. He is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

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 1996.  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 contributor in the legal and property press.

Awards and recognitions

  • Legal 500 UK, Leading Individual 2019
  • Legal 500 UK 2017 - Leading Individual


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"He is very clever and very thorough. He recommended a course of action that proved to be 100% correct and successful." Chambers UK, 2019
"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
"Forsters residential property team have an excellent manner of communication and a strong, collaborative team ethic."
The Legal 500, 2020