Jonathan Douglas-Hughes OBE DL

Senior Partner

Jonathan is the epitome of what Gepp & Sons is all about. He was articled to the firm and qualified in 1969, becoming a partner in 1971 and now, as well as heading up the Rural Services Department, is Senior Partner to the firm.

His knowledge and experience of agriculture and land development spans many years and has benefited the many landowners for whom he acts for in their dealings with national house builders and developers.

Specialisms

As a landowner and farmer himself, Jonathan takes a keen interest in all areas of agriculture particularly the commercial aspects of land ownership, not only from a farming perspective but also all forms of alternative uses especially bringing forward land for development.

Approach

Jonathan prides himself on providing a wide range of legal services and still maintains his role as a "family" solicitor who co-ordinates advice across all aspects of private and commercial work to provide a complete service to many families.

Membership & Accreditations

Jonathan was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of his services to young people as Chairman of the "Essex Boys' & Girls' Clubs" and Stubbers Adventure Centre. For years in succession, Jonathan has been President of the Essex branch of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA).

Having served the County of Essex as Under Sheriff for 25 years, Jonathan is now Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex.