Jonathan is a Senior Associate in Osborne Clarke's Construction, Environment and Planning practice and specialises in construction and engineering procurement across several industry sectors with a focus on decarbonisation in construction.
He has experience in dealing with large-scale construction and engineering development projects and he advises developers, contractors, consultants, funders and investors on the full range of construction law matters.
Jonathan also advises clients in the E&U sector on the development of renewable energy projects (including wind, solar and EfW), and has recently negotiated and completed several supply and balance of plant contracts for UK battery storage projects.
Before becoming a construction lawyer, Jonathan worked for global engineering consultant firm Arup.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
With my day-to-day construction work encompassing all three of OCs transformational drivers (Decarbonisation, Digitalisation and Urban Dynamics), I am taking a lead in helping to enable clients on their journey to transform and innovate in construction. I focus on decarbonisation in construction, with a view to reducing the significant operational and embodied carbon emissions in the built environment and including advising on and around how construction contracts can be adapted to accommodate the mitigation of climate risk.
In my role Decarbonisation Champion (Mobility & Infrastructure Sector, UK), I am also calling upon my network across law, construction and technology to help educate and find solutions to the climate challenge given the significant potential for the construction industry to help enable the net zero transition.
Galliford Try Partnership Limited
Advised Galliford Try Partnership Limited in its capacity as developer and contractor to build a mixed residential and commercial scheme in Camden.
Advised Centrica PLC in its capacity as contractor, to deliver works in relation to the installation of nation-wide electric vehicle charging points and associated civil engineering works.
Natwest Markets Plc
Advised Natwest Markets Plc as funder on the development of the Wales International Convention Centre at the Celtic Manor.
Arlington Investors Limited
Advised Arlington Investors Limited on a development investment portfolio worth over £200m.
Advised Equitix Limited as development consortium member on two £100m+ university redevelopment schemes.
Wild Place Project
Wild Place Project as client on the development of a new bear and wolverine enclosure.
John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust
John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust on a number of high-end design and construction fit-out schemes.
Fusion Students – Student accommodation
Advised Fusion Students on the design and development of several substantial student accommodation schemes, including their recent Swansea and Sheffield developments.
The Swansea scheme involves 780 beds of luxury student accommodation with high quality amenities and social spaces, including common room, study spaces, and a gym. Read more.
The Sheffield scheme is a purpose built 864 bed space student and co living development, currently under development. Read more.
Nursling Energy Two Limited – Battery storage project
Advising the developer entity on the battery supply, balance of plant and long term service agreement contracts for a 50MW battery storage facility at Nursling NG Substation. Read more.
Net zero in UK construction – where are we now?
Is the UK doing enough to decarbonise the built environment and reach its net zero targets?
Net zero construction: do building regulations apply when retrofitting UK homes?
Net zero infrastructure: Reducing operational carbon in UK building stock
Net zero construction: the problem with embodied carbon
Climate change and the UK construction industry
As climate change continues to rise up public and corporate agendas, industries across the UK are assessing their roles and...