Jonathan Achampong

Partner

Residential Property




T: +44 (0)20 7406 1641
jachampong@wedlakebell.com

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Expertise

Jonathan is an award winning property solicitor and partner in the residential property team. While he handles a wide range of residential property transactions, a large proportion of his clients are high net worth individuals buying, selling, leasing or developing high value freehold and leasehold properties in central London and the Home Counties.

Jonathan also specialises in acting for landlords and tenants dealing with lease extensions claims, collective enfranchisements claims and landlord and tenant matters (including breaches of covenant, licenses, and rights of first refusal).

Jonathan regularly contributes to trade press on the issues affecting the residential property sector. He also lectures on property law, as well as career development, diversity and personal branding to help shape the future business leaders.

In 2017 Jonathan won the “Rising Star of the Year” award at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards and was “Highly Commended” at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards.  Jonathan was also named as the “Conveyancer of the Year” at the Modern Conveyancing Awards in both 2018 and 2019 and was individually ranked by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth in 2020 and 2021.


Recent Experience

  • Acting for a former eighties pop star in relation to her £4m sale and dealing with the related planning issues.
  • Dealing with the sale of a freehold flat for a price of £7.25m.
  • Acting for a vendor in respect of his sale of part of an unregistered leasehold property.
  • Acting for a tenant on a statutory lease extension claim where the premium was circa £7m.
  • Acting for a landlord to defeat a collective enfranchisement claim on the basis that the premium offered was too low.

Career History

Jonathan read law at Middlesex University and graduated with first class honours in 2004. After completing the LPC at The City Law School, Jonathan worked as a paralegal for one year at a leading professional indemnity insurance provider before completing his training contract with a niche West End law firm. He qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

In 2010 Jonathan moved to Rochman Landau LLP (now Ashfords LLP) before joining Wedlake Bell LLP in October 2013.

 


"Jonathan Achampong regularly advises clients on high-value property transactions in prime London markets, and also advises on lease extension matters. He works with a wide range of wealthy clients, including company executives."


— Chambers, High Net Worth 2022

"Winner of the Rising Star of the Year Award"


— Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2017

"Highly Commended"


— Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2017

"Jonathan Achampong advises high-net-worth individuals on property purchases in London and the Home Counties and also handles landlord and tenant issues and collective enfranchisements"


— Legal 500, 2017

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Prime London Property – Rebalancing Priorities for Work and Home

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Episode 7: Residential property law update

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Wedlake Bell have been shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion award – Modern Law Awards 2019

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Episode 3: Pre-Budget 2018 – residential property forecast

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“Specialist residential property lawyer, Jonathan Achampong has recently won ‘Conveyancer of the Year’ at the 2018 Modern Law Conveyancing Awards.”

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Jonathan Achampong responds to a readers’ question regarding lease extensions for retirement developments for Choice Magazine

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“Rising Star promoted to Partner at London firm” – Today’s Conveyancer reports on Jonathan Achampong’s promotion

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Wedlake Bell Appoints Two New Partners

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Jonathan Achampong is a finalist for the BBBA 2018

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Facing up to leasehold woes in the current market

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Why you should be wary of conveyancing fraud

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How to speed up a conveyancing transaction