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Jonathan Seddon

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Jonathan is a partner and leads our Real Estate growth sector.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

He specialises in construction and projects and is also head of Morton Fraser's construction team.

Jonathan acts for a wide variety of clients across the construction and real estate sectors, particularly developers and occupiers in both the public and private sectors and also investors and funders.

He has vast experience in development and investment work across all sectors of the UK real estate market including offices, industrial, leisure and hospitality, student living and BTR generally.

Jonathan has significant experience in unravelling and resolving contract structures following contractor and/ or developer insolvency so that projects can be taken to successful completion. Recent experience has included a new build laboratory where the contractor successfully traded in administration to PC, and a hotel forward funding project where both the developer and contractor suffered insolvency.

Public Sector expertise

Jonathan is a construction and projects specialist.

He has been heavily involved in public sector work for over 15 years and is a former head of Morton Fraser's public sector focus group.  Key clients comprise a wide range of local authorities, including The City of Edinburgh Council, for whom he has been Morton Fraser's client relationship manager, and also the Scottish Ministers.

Jonathan has worked on a range of large scale public sector developments, primarily schools, mixed use developments and major infrastructure projects.

He is an expert on all recognised industry forms of construction and engineering contracts.

What our clients and peers say: 

"He's commercial, knowledgeable and he adds value," remarks a client.

- Chambers and Partners 2019

Jonathan Seddon specialises in the tendering and financing of significant urban developments, representing private developers, investment funds and public sector bodies. A client says: "His technical ability is spot-on in a complex field, and his advice is always clear as it can be."

- Chambers & Partners

Speedy responses, down-to-earth knowledge’ and ‘excellent value for money'.

- Legal 500

Regularly advises clients including developers, funders and housing associations on construction matters. He offers particular expertise in student accommodation development projects. A client praises his "very clear, risk-based advice."

Chambers and Partners 2020
Chamber 2020

Recent Content by Jonathan Seddon

25 Jun 2021

The future of the Scottish real estate market

To wrap up our three-part ‘Law and Borders’ podcast series, we take a look into the future prospects of the commercial real estate market in Scotland...
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Jonathan Seddon
14 Jun 2021

How has the pandemic affected the Scottish planning system?

In our latest Law and Borders podcast with Estates Gazette, we delve into how Scottish planning has been affected over the past year. 
Blog
Jonathan Seddon
7 Jun 2021

Talking ‘Law & Borders’ with Estates Gazette

So much has happened over the past 12 months with Covid-19 changing many aspects of our daily lives. Real estate , like many other sectors, has had...
Blog
Jonathan Seddon

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