Our lawyers - Jonathan Mathers


"You make everything crystal clear to all of us, which is very helpful"

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Jonathan heads the firm's team of residential property lawyers. He has built up a strong client base of individuals, land owners and developers, and a reputation for advice on agricultural and rural property matters and property development work. Jonathan also advises on wills and estate planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


Recent examples of instructions include:


Acquisition of a development site and its division into individual plots, preparation of legal packs for buyers and transfer of deeds incorporating all necessary rights and covenants;

The sale of land by a farming company client to the Secretary of State for Transport. This involved the drafting of a conditional contract and overage agreement and advising on technical Stamp Duty issues resulting from an uncompleted business sale agreement entered into in the early 1990s; and

A purchase by a foreign investor of a local stud for £2.9 million, which included residential properties and complex employment issues advised on in conjunction with our employment team.


Jonathan joined Greene & Greene in 2008 from Gotelee & Goldsmith, where he was a partner, managing the Hadleigh office. Well-known locally, having attracted a strong client base to his own Sudbury practice, Jonathan is an accomplished solicitor with a wide experience of property and private client work. Jonathan trained with an Ipswich firm, qualifying in 1996, and then worked in London before returning to practice in Suffolk.



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