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 property litigation and, in particular, 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 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
  • 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
"Forsters LLP, blends an in-depth knowledge of the trust industry and the needs of high-net-worth individuals with sharp litigation expertise."
Legal 500 UK, 2015