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Jonathan Gaunt QC

Called 1972Silk 1991

Jonathan Gaunt QC
Jonathan Gaunt QC regularly represents clients in matters concerning rights of access, rent review and enforcement of covenants. He enjoys acting in tricky cases where legal definitions are scrutinised. He is held in high esteem by his instructing solicitors. Strengths: "He is a very safe pair of hands and very experienced in court." "When dealing with clients, his advice is very clear and it is top-drawer."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
Jonathan Gaunt QC is an experienced property advocate with a broad-based rural practice. His caseload covers such diverse topics as mineral rights, easements and landlord and tenant matters. Strengths: "He is outstanding at easements - he is a specialist on the subject."Chamber UK Guide 2022 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
Jonathan Gaunt QC is singled out as a "formidable opponent with an encyclopedic knowledge of property law".Who’s Who Legal UK Bar Report 2022
"An experienced property advocate with a broad-based rural practice. His caseload covers such disparate topics as mineral rights, easements and landlord and tenant matters. Strengths: 'Immensely experienced and brings an air of calm authority to proceedings.' Recent work: Represented a husband and wife in a proprietary estoppel claim brought by their daughter. The case concerned a family farm." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
Regularly represents clients in matters concerning enfranchisement, rent review and enforcement of covenants. He enjoys acting in tricky cases where legal definitions are scrutinised. He is held in high esteem by his instructing solicitors. Strengths: "He gives authoritative, clear advice on difficult issues, and he has an excellent command of his brief." "Takes a very clinical approach to legal aspects which are often complex." "He commands great authority and gets on well with clients, providing very clear advice and guidance."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
An experienced property advocate with a broad-based rural practice. His caseload covers such diverse topics as mineral rights, easements and landlord and tenant matters. Strengths: "He has a reputation for being very good on historic issues that come up in the context of agricultural affairs."Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
Regularly represents clients in matters concerning enfranchisement, rent review and enforcement of covenants. He enjoys acting in tricky cases where legal definitions are scrutinised. He is held in high esteem by his instructing solicitors. Strengths: "He brings immense experience to the support he provides, offers authoritative, clear advice on difficult issues and has an excellent command of his brief." "A leader in the common law world on the creation and interpretation of easementsChambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"very highly regarded" and described by peers as an "encyclopaedia" on real estate law. He has considerable experience in rent review, break clauses, and landlord and tenant issues. Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019 Guide
"Regularly represents clients in matters concerning enfranchisement, rent review and enforcement of covenants. He enjoys acting in tricky cases where legal definitions are scrutinised. Strengths: 'An authoritative and widely respected expert in a wide variety of property matters.' 'Has a great ability to simplify complex issues.' Recent work: Acted in Signature of St Albans v Wragg, a case considering the enforcement of restrictive covenants". Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"An excellent barrister and very much a leader in his field."Legal 500 2018 (Property Litigation)
"A real heavyweight in the market, prepared to get stuck into cases."Legal 500 2018 (Agriculture)
"Regularly represents clients in matters concerning enfranchisement, rent review and enforcement of covenants. Strengths: 'He’s terribly good at writing opinions, is very quick at turning around papers and is ruthless in court.' 'He is obviously very knowledgeable: when it comes to easements he wrote the book.' Recent work: Acted for Generator Developments in a case against LIDL supermarket concerning whether a constructive trust was created following a failed joint venture for the acquisition of land for development." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"An experienced property advocate with a broad based rural practice. His expertise covers such disparate topics as mineral rights, easements and landlord and tenant matters. Strengths: 'A very effective advocate who is very knowledgeable on all aspects of property law.' Recent work: Acted in the long running estoppel case of Davies v Davies, which concerned a family farm." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Very thorough, but also cuts to the chase".Legal 500, 2017 (Property Litigation)
"Very impressive – at the top of his game".Legal 500, 2017 (Agriculture)
“Regularly represents clients in matters concerning enfranchisement, rent review and enforcement of covenants. Strengths: ‘He is a true heavyweight.’ ‘At trial, I felt completely in safe hands. It was almost like he didn't need to speak. He never made me feel stressed and he very much had the ear of the court.’ Recent work: Acted in a case involving a boundary dispute between two neighbours which concerned the implications of the hedge and ditch rule.” Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Highly regarded silk with a well-developed real property practice covering issues such as restrictive covenants and easements. He also regularly acts in disputes between landlords and tenants, and tackles rural property cases more generally. Strengths: 'He is a true heavyweight.' 'He has an absolutely fantastic grasp of the law, and is particularly good on rights of way and covenant issues.' Recent work: Acted for the defendants in the high-profile proprietary estoppel case of Davies v Davies." Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Jonathan Gaunt QC is 'an authority' with a wealth of experience handling landlord and tenant issues. Sources praise his 'encyclopaedic knowledge of the law' and his 'calm, measured approach'."Who's Who Legal 2017