Jonathan Holsgrove

Year of call:



Law LLB (University of Sheffield)

Legal Practice Course (University of Sheffield)


2007 - Admitted as a Solicitor

2014 - CPS Level 1 General Crime Prosecutor

2018 - CPS Level 2 Specialist Panel – Proceeds of Crime


Member of Grays Inn

North Eastern Circuit

1994 - 1997 - Northern Chancery Bar Association (Chairmain)

Personal Injury Bar Assocation

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.


Jonathan regularly provides CPD accredited training.

Public Access

Jonathan Holsgrove may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Jonathan’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207