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Jonathan Holsgrove

Year of call:
2011
Education:
Law LLB (University of Sheffield)
Legal Practice Course (University of Sheffield)
Appointments:
2007
Admitted as a Solicitor
2014
CPS Level 1 General Crime Prosecutor
2018
CPS Level 2 Specialist Panel – Proceeds of Crime
Memberships:
Member of Grays Inn
North Eastern Circuit
1994 - 1997
Northern Chancery Bar Association (Chairmain)
Personal Injury Bar Assocation

Jonathan maintains a practice in all areas of personal injury litigation, regularly appearing on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He accepts instructions for court hearings on liability and quantum, oral applications and CCMCs.

Alongside his court work, instructions are taken to provide written work, frequently advising on both liability and quantum, in addition to drafting pleadings and statements of case. Over the years Jonathan has completed thousands of hearings in the Small, Fast and Multi Tracks. His experience as a solicitor gives him invaluable knowledge when dealing with matters concerning costs.

Areas of Practice

For a number of years Jonathan has maintained a practice in the specialist area of credit hire litigation.  He regularly appears on behalf of both Claimants / Credit Hire Organisations and Defendants.  He accepts instructions for court hearings on liability, quantum, oral applications and CCMCs all relating to credit hire. Jonathan has experience in all aspects of credit hire claims but has a particular interest in claims involving bailees in possession. Given his expertise in personal injury claims Jonathan is the perfect advocate to deal with any credit hire claim also involving claims for general damages.

Jonathan has a particular interest in claims concerning property and is regularly instructed in occupiers liability, defective premises and disrepair cases.

Further, Jonathan has experience in the following areas:

  • Quantum of Personal Injury damages;
  • RTAs (including credit hire);
  • Occupiers’ Liability;
  • Housing Disrepair;
  • Defective Premises Act
  • Highways cases;
  • Inquests;
  • Costs;
  • Limitation;
  • CICA

Notable Cases

  • D v SBC – Acted for the Claimant in claim for damages following a trip on defective paving.  General damages awarded of £11,000.
  • C v SCC – Instructed for the Claimant in two day multi track trial in a claim against her former employers following an accident at work. Claim was successful and damages of £58,000 recovered for the Claimant.

Seminars

Jonathan regularly provides CPD accredited training.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

 

Jonathan is sought after for matters across the spectrum of housing law including possession proceedings, disrepair, succession and anti-social behaviour injunctions. He is regularly instructed on behalf of private, public and Local Authority landlords across the country. He is available for court hearings and written advice.

Part of his practice also includes the prosecution of offences under the Housing Act 2004 and Protection from Eviction Act 1977.

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-social behaviour possession cases and injunctions
  • Bringing and defending claims in housing cases where the tenant lacks capacity, including community care assessment and provision
  • Claims arising out of the Human Rights Act and Equality Act
  • Claims concerning unlawful eviction
  • Claims for possession and demotion
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Disputes over the right to buy and succession claims
  • Disrepair claims relating to residential premises
  • Public law challenges concerning homelessness and allocation of housing, public law defences to possession claims, s. 204 appeals to the county court and applications for judicial review

Notable Cases

  • SYP v PH & Others [2013] – successfully represented 3 Defendants and secured the discharge of ‘Gang Injunctions’ in place against them.

Seminars

Jonathan regularly provides CPD accredited training.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Jonathan practices in chancery and commercial litigation with an emphasis on real property, probate and professional negligence.  His practice also extends to the Court of Protection and matters relating to capacity and financial affairs.

He has significant experience in matters relating to trusts of land following the breakdown of personal or business relationships. In particular he is sought after for his expertise in claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. He has been instructed in cases involving the scrutiny of trust deeds, undue influence and professional negligence.

In respect of contentious probate work Jonathan’s practice also includes regular instructions on behalf of claimants, beneficiaries and estates in matters arising under the Inheritance Act 1975, often where there is a trust of land element. Jonathan has particular expertise in claims involving children, vulnerable adults and deemed divorce. He accepts instructions relating to capacity and the validity of wills.

Jonathan combines his experience in these areas with a thriving Proceeds of Crime practice.  He is regularly instructed by prosecution, defence and third parties where there are complex issues involving property ownership.

Notable Cases

  • TG v AG (SG Intervening) [2020] – Acted on behalf of Intervener in partnership dissolution proceedings. Farming business valued at £2m.
  • G v D & CPS [2018] – Acted on behalf of the CPS in TOLATA proceedings in the High Court.
  • R v KH / AH (SB Intervening) [2016] – acted for Crown in application to appoint enforcement receiver.  Case involved argument over the beneficial ownership of four properties and the competing TOLATA claim of the intervenor.
  • R v A [2016] – acted for Crown in application under s22 POCA.  Case involved a sham trust of London property and argument concerning the proprietary title in private registration number plates and motor vehicles.
  • JB v RB (AB intervening) [2016] – appeared on behalf of the intervener in ancillary relief proceedings.  Successful claim for life tenancy at the former matrimonial home by way of proprietary estoppel.
  • W & W(a minor) v Estate of HW [2014] – acted for the children of the deceased in successful application for reasonable financial provision.  Case involved issues of capacity and forgery.
  • W & M td v N PLC [2013] – acted for Defendant in claim for undue enrichment. Successful defence that included submissions and finding in favour of the defendant relating to the piercing of the corporate veil.
  • R v M / M v H [2013] – Represented a client in successful proceedings in TOLATA and subsequent application to vary a confiscation order made under POCA.

Seminars

Jonathan regularly provides CPD accredited training.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Jonathan is a specialist in relation to all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.  He utilises his experience as a civil practitioner to offer criminal clients the precise advice needed in this developing area of law.  He is instructed on behalf of the Crown and defence as well as third party individuals and businesses.

He is regularly instructed on behalf of parties involved in civil proceedings where the CPS intervene to enforce confiscation orders.

Notable Cases

  • R v R [2019] – S.22 POCA application for Crown. Involved consideration of the recoverability of pension funds held abroad.
  • R v AR [2019] – Defending in confiscation proceedings. Junior acting alone against QC led prosecution.
  • G v D & CPS [2018] – Acted on behalf of the CPS in TOLATA proceedings in the High Court.
  • R v R [2017] – Application for confiscation order involving consideration of the Defendant’s ex-wife claims in divorce proceedings.
  • R v KH / AH (SB Intervening) [2016] – acted for Crown in application to appoint enforcement receiver.  Case involved argument over the beneficial ownership of four properties and the competing TOLATA claim of the intervenor.
  • R v A [2016] – acted for Crown in application under s22 POCA.  Case involved a sham trust of London property and argument concerning the proprietary title in private registration number plates and motor vehicles.
  • R v N / R v S [2015] – acted for Crown in application by two defendants to extend the time for payment of confiscation orders.  Issue involved the retrospective application of the amended s.11 POCA 2002.  Successfully defeated both applications.
  • R v W [2015] – Provided advice on the prospects of success of revisiting a confiscation order in circumstances where large testimony gift passed to former wife in divorce proceedings.  Consideration also given to if estoppel operated to prevent the application given the comments of CPS in correspondence.
  • R v A [2015] – Application for appointment of enforcement receiver.  Opposed by the Defendant’s former partner who intervened and alleged a beneficial interest in the property.  Advised on the extent of the beneficial interest of the former partner and agreed settlement of the case.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

 

Jonathan accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in relation to all aspects of family finance. He is experienced at representing clients at First Hearings, Financial Dispute Resolution Hearings and Final Hearings.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212