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Jon Mowbray


Jon Mowbray specialises in all aspects of commercial property litigation including sale/purchase and joint venture disputes, dilapidations, break clauses, rights of way, construction of leases, rent review, service charge disputes and business lease renewals. Jon has expertise in acting upon heavyweight property disputes worth up to £30 million. He is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator and aims to resolve disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Jon is also regularly instructed in relation to matters concerning the HS2 rail line.  

Jon is a member of the Property Litigation Association and regularly writes for legal and property sector publications.

Major clients include:

  • Commercial and residential developers
  • Institutional landlords
  • Retailers

Career: Lovells, joined IBB 2005

Key dates: BA (Joint Hons) Nottingham University 1993, Qualified 1998

Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles the full range of property-related disputes, with an emphasis on terminal dilapidations clients, for a client base comprising retailers, housebuilders, commercial developers and corporates with large property portfolios. Jon Mowbray heads the practice and has been heavily involved in acting for commercial and residential property owners in HS2-related issues. He is recommended alongside Andrew Olins, who has particular expertise in handling issues relating to restrictive covenants".

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s strong team is best known for representing clients including Car Giant in terminal dilapidations disputes. Key partners include the ‘tenacious’ Andrew Olins, who is experienced in handling restrictive covenant disputes, and ‘astute and clever tactician’ Jon Mowbray."

Legal 500 in 2015 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) ‘can compete with any Magic Circle firm in this area’. Andrew Olins (‘a fearsome litigator’) and Jon Mowbray (‘excellent at devising commercial solutions’) jointly lead a hugely experienced team, which alsoincludes senior solicitor Ryan Diamond. The department draws on the firm’s highly regarded commercial property practice, and acts for clients such as Bellway Homes and Frontier Estates. "

Legal 500 in 2012 says:

"IBB's strong, diverse team provides 'accurate and comprehensive advice'. Jon Mowbray is an experienced litigator."

Chambers in 2019 says:

"Jon Mowbray advises on a broad range of property disputes including purchase disputes, joint ventures, rights of light and break clauses. One client states: 'He is extremely knowledgeable, calm and helpful'."

Chambers in 2018 says:

"Jon Mowbray is praised by clients for his 'very commercial' advice. His extensive property litigation practice includes high-value commercial lease renewals and dilapidation claims. Sources enjoy working with him because he 'sees every side to the argument'."

Chambers in 2017 says:

"Jon Mowbray has considerable experience in the full range of real estate litigation mandates. He has particular expertise in heavyweight commercial property disputes and frequently advises HS2-affected clients. Clients enthuse: 'He provides calm and considered advice, making him what you might term the perfect counsel.' He has additional knowledge of rent reviews, business lease renewals and break clauses, among other matters."

Chambers in 2016 says:

Jon Mowbray acts on a diverse portfolio of work, including claims brought by residential clients in regards to the HS2 high-speed rail line. He is described as an 'astute tactician and highly responsive to client needs'."

Chambers in 2015 says:

"Jon Mowbray is widely praised for his 'unfailingly accurate advice' as well as his ability 'to cut through all the issues'. He covers a broad spread of property disputes and has lately seen a lot of activity in the transport sector."

Team Real Estate Dispute Resolution Based Capital Court - Uxbridge