- 33 years qualified
- Active on LinkedIn
Partner and Head of Real Estate
Jonathan heads up our Legal 500 Tier 1 Real Estate team and has a justifiable reputation as a development expert. He is a trusted advisor to many of the firm’s larger long-term real estate clients including Persimmon, Dysart Group and McAleer & Rushe and has been involved in many of the major regeneration projects which have taken place in the North East.
Ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 UK and ‘Band 1’ by Chambers & Partners, Jonathan is noted in the guide as being “highly regarded for his handling of development mandates”. They also comment that “he is proactive and instils confidence: he is very good in an advisory capacity and remains calm in all situations.”
Jonathan has a wealth of experience acting on complex development and investment transactions for landowners, housebuilders, promoters, commercial developers, registered providers, Universities, FE Colleges and end-users.
Chambers and Partners describe Jonathan as “a really accomplished lawyer” noting that he is well-liked by clients and very experienced, they also comment that “he is proactive and instils confidence: he is very good in an advisory capacity and remains calm in all situations.”
“Keepmoat Homes are a rapidly expanding business and when we agree terms for a site purchase, we want the formalities completed as soon as possible. We recently commissioned Muckle for the first time to see how they could perform. Jonathan Combe provided a faultless, professional service to a very tight timetable.”
As an experienced real estate lawyer, Jonathan acts for many of the firm’s education clients assisting with their property matters. He has acted for various universities on large-scale accommodation projects and supported Newcastle University on all real estate aspects associated with Newcastle Helix.
He also acts for various FE Colleges on the development of their existing campuses and also in relation to the sale of surplus land for development.