Jonathan Frankel is a Partner at Cavendish Legal Group and is head of both our Civil Litigation and Private Client departments. After completing his law degree at the University of Central England, Jonathan joined GTC Law to complete his training contract. During his time at GTC Jonathan displayed a talent for both efficient and sympathetic client care. As a key member of the team, Jonathan was instrumental in growing and developing the practice, now merged to form Cavendish Legal Group and the largest conveyancer in London and the South East. Jonathan became a partner in 2010 and continues to actively drive the continued flourishing of the firm as a senior member of the management committee.
Jonathan has considerable experience in housing, landlord and tenant disputes, professional negligence, debt recovery, contractual disputes, negligence and nuisance cases, commercial and residential property disputes, and contentious probate and inheritance act claims.
“I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Jonathan Frankel and his team at Cavendish Legal who have assisted me personally and professionally during the past five years or so. The way in which they have looked after matters has kept stress levels to a minimum and the end results completed on time with minimum fuss. I will be happy to use the services of Jonathan Frankel and Cavendish Legal and hopefully continue to develop a closer working relationship”
Philip Waterfield, Strettons
Jonathan has also successfully developed a specialism in leasehold reform, including hostile claims for lease extensions, claims to purchase freeholds (collective enfranchisement), disputes regarding a leaseholder’s managing agent or service charges, rights to manage, and tenant’s rights of first refusal. Jonathan also deals with wills, probate, powers of attorney and deputyship applications.
Jonathan is a tough and experienced mediator but brings a warmth and empathy to the client-solicitor relationship. Frequently complemented for delivering beyond client expectations, Jonathan does not underestimate the personal and emotional stress which often accompanies legal proceedings. This approach allows Jonathan to mediate acrimonious and often highly confrontational negotiations while protecting clients, which affords the best outcome for those clients by supporting them holistically. Jonathan has an excellent track record for litigating cases through to final trial in instances where a good commercial settlement is not available.
“We have been struggling to find a full coverage property legal services practice for several years before we moved our business to Cavendish Legal Group. We have been delighted with the service we have received on auction lot preparation, conveyancing, lease extensions,tenant related legal matters and more general property legal advice. Their knowledge of the local market is invaluable. Put simply, they get the job done.”
Bill Cuthbert, Armsworth
Jonathan has built a strong and dynamic team of experienced solicitors and support personnel, accessing the full expertise across the London offices to ensure that solutions are tailored uniquely to each client case. This flexible approach delivers outstanding results, is flexible and repeatable as appropriate for clients. Jonathan is part of the pioneering Partner Oversight method which characterizes Cavendish Legal Group’s solid reputation.
Languages spoken in team: Spanish and Mandarin