Christopher Jones

Year of Call: 2004

Inn: Grays Inn

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Excellent at engaging with the client and advising on a level they can understand.” “His bedside manner is second to none and he’s able to put people at ease and explain things on simple terms, but he’s always got his eyes on the bigger picture and is sensible in his approach without simply taking points for the sake of it.”

Chambers UK,  2021
Real Estate Litigation

Head of Real Estate, Christopher has extensive expertise in a wide variety of property issues.

  • Real property
  • Easements: rights of way, rights of support, rights to light and water rights
  • Disputed ownership of land, adverse possession and boundary disputes
  • Mobile homes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Mortgages
  • Sale of land: disputed title, misrepresentation, conditional contracts, overage
  • Torts relating to land
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Equitable claims

Landlord & Tenant

  • Principally commercial and agricultural leases but also residential
  • Lease construction
  • 1954 Act renewals
  • Rent reviews
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Breaches of covenant, particularly covenants against assignment
  • Service charge disputes: Christopher advises on and appears in matters before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
  • Leasehold enfranchisement

Christopher is a qualified mediator and can be instructed to mediate real estate disputes.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Property Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
  • University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course
  • Beddingfield Scholar at Gray’s Inn