"Recommended to us by our counsel, Jonathan's approach has been one of utmost professionalism, but at the same time, adopting an "always approachable" methodology. As a client, we consider that to be a huge source of help and comfort, when navigating the best route to a satisfactory conclusion in litigation.”JK, Property Investment, London
Jonathan is a partner in the firm and head of our Commercial and Property departments. He also heads the firm’s Professional Negligence team.
His work principally involves commercial litigation often with a property bias. He acts for commercial landlords and tenants, businesses large and small and individuals.
He joined the firm shortly after its foundation, previously undertaking commercial and property litigation at a medium-sized west end firm.
Jonathan is approachable, pragmatic and commercially minded and applies these qualities to his litigation work. He has been described as a ‘no nonsense’ and ‘tenacious’ litigator but recognises sometimes a softer touch is required.
Jonathan’s view is that a full analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a dispute is essential at the outset. This will often determine the course of action his clients should take. He will not hesitate to recommend immediate court action and aggressive litigation where required but will equally advise early settlement or ADR if more appropriate.
He values the firm’s clients and their loyalty to the firm. He encourages a strong client care ethic across the departments, encouraging his teams to listen to their clients, understand their needs and make no assumptions about their objectives. He recognises the importance of communication and managing client expectations.
Jonathan is a member of the London Litigation Solicitors Association and Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
1996 - 2000 - Solicitor, Bishop & Sewell, London
2000 - 2001 - Solicitor, Seth Lovis & Co, London
2001- date - Partner, Seth Lovis & Co, London
1992 - 1993 - College of Law, Law Society Finals
1988 - 1991 - Queen Mary College, London University, LLB.
1982 - 1987 - The Leys, Cambridge
What our clients say
“I honestly cannot fault Jonathan Tyler at all. He is completely leaps and bounds ahead of the rest.” SG, property investment, London
“Jonathan combines great knowledge and expertise with common sense and commercial reality. He has acted for us on several occasions and his advice and service has always been excellent. I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone who wants a professional but personal service”. DS, restaurant and nightclub, London
“For any small business, this firm does exactly what they say they will do and when they will do it. I have over 8 years’ experience dealing with Mr Tyler and all the advice given has been first class. Mr Tyler and his team deliver a high level of service and Mr Tyler’s success rate for my company has been 100%.” RT, window installation and repair company, London
“What I have liked about Jonathan and his team is that very quickly they understand the situation and position we should take. In fact, one could say they have an innate "streetwise" manner about them. They have already worked out the score before you do. They are amiable, personable and on your side. However, for those on the other side - they are slick, sharp operators, ones to watch out for. I recommend them thoroughly and give them all my business matters.” TM, nursery business, London
Something you didn’t know…
Outside of work Jonathan has hung up the rugby boots but remains a keen supporter. He still enjoys cricket, golf and cycling during the summer months. His three children keep him busy otherwise. Despite results he remains an optimistic Luton Town FC supporter.
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