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Jonathan Dinsdale

Jonathan Dinsdale

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution - Property Disputes

Location: Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham
Qualified as a Solicitor: 2005

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Jonathan Dinsdale is a senior associate solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team and advises clients from both our Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham offices, as well as remotely.

He specialises in advising on property related disputes, dealing with commercial and residential property matters and advising both organisations and individual clients.

Clients include businesses of all sizes, landowners, property developers, universities and schools, charities, investors and residential and commercial landlords and tenants. 

Jonathan seeks to resolve matters at an early stage through adopting a practical and cost-effective approach to tackling disputes. In cases where this is not possible, or it is unavoidable due to the nature of the dispute, he is also highly experienced in progressing matters through both Court and Tribunal proceedings.

Jonathan is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) and is recommended in The Legal 500.

He joined Blandy & Blandy in 2022 from an established firm in Surrey.

In the past six years we have been named as a finalist in the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ category at the Thames Valley Property Awards three times (2017, 2018 and 2023), winning in 2017. Recently, we were also named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2023 Insider South East Property Awards and 'Best Law Firm' at the 2023 Royal Berkshire Property Awards. Our successful approach is further reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive.

Examples of recent work

  • Acting on behalf of numerous members of a HNW family in relation to a dispute regarding various properties owned by a partnership currently being litigated in the Business and Property Court in London.
  • Acting on behalf of a corporate landlord in relation to a £4m dilapidations claim for a significant commercial office space in the North West.
  • Instructed by a trade federation regarding various contentious property issues relating to its headquarters in Central London.
  • Regularly advising a company with a significant portfolio of commercial and residential properties in relation to lease renewals, breach of covenant issues and forfeiture.
  • Advising an Executor of an Estate in relation to a possession claim against a trespasser occupying the deceased’s property.
  • Acting for various public and private landowners in relation to boundary disputes, including a Parish Council protecting its proprietary rights over common land.
  • Regularly advising companies and individuals in relation to possession claims for both commercial and residential properties.
  • Acting on behalf of a property owner in an application to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for adverse possession of land registered to a local authority.
  • Acting on behalf of the purchasers of a large property in relation to a claim against their conveyancing solicitors following a failure to properly advise regarding a covenant restricting the use of the land.
  • Regularly advising commercial and residential property owners in relation to easements, restrictions, covenants and rights of way.

How I Can Help You

Landlord & Tenant

  • Breaches of covenant
  • Commercial lease renewal proceedings under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Disputes relating to break notices
  • Forfeiture
  • Lease & tenancy advice – residential, commercial and agricultural
  • Long residential leasehold extension and enfranchisement claims and disputes
  • Possession actions
  • Rent arrears claims


Property Ownership Disputes

  • Adverse possession claims
  • Disputes involving rights of way, party walls and boundary issues
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants, applications to modify/discharge
  • Joint ownership disputes
  • Prescriptive easement claims
  • Trespassers/squatter evictions

Professional Memberships:

Member, Property Litigation Association (PLA)
Member, The Law Society

Education:
College of Law (Guildford), LPC
De Montfort University, LLB (Hons)

Accreditations & Awards
Recommended, The Legal 500

What Our Clients Say

“Jonathan Dinsdale stands out as an extremely calm, measured and capable practitioner with many years’ experience of exceptional commercially-minded service for his property clients. He is a pleasure to work with and able to pick up any matter with ease.”

The Legal 500

“Jonathan Dinsdale is knowledgeable, client-focused and practical.”

The Legal 500

“Many thanks for the advice and help you gave me, it was invaluable.”

Client

“Both Stephen Bucknill and Jon Dinsdale were very quick to respond and gave me good, sound advice, which I will take. Their help is much appreciated.”

Client

“Accessible and reliable.”

Client

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