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Jonathan Lester

Barrister, Director, London

Jonathan joined DWF Chambers in October 2023 after a career both as a self-employed barrister and a solicitor.
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Jonathan specialises in Insolvency/Financial Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Property / Real Estate and Professional Negligence. Jonathan is also experienced in Personal Injury / Fraud claims.

Recent work includes:

  • Acting for the guarantor of a £2.5m facility to defend a claim on the guarantee on the grounds of misrepresentation;  
  • Advising a lender on the validity of the appointment of receivers and the possibility of subrogation to earlier charges, with some £4.5m of lending on a luxury-home build in issue;
  • Appearing in 5-day trial for the landlord on a leasehold damage and disrepair claim;
  • Advising and drafting statements of case on a £3m negligence claim against a patent attorney for causing its client to fall into breach of a pre-existing contractual obligation;

Jonathan is a Contributing Editor to Encyclopaedia of Banking Law, LexisNexis.