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Jon Finebaum

Partner, Head of Property Litigation · Dispute Resolution


“As with many, Jon Finebaum is working from home but is well set up and efficient – despite his apparently somewhat, but unsurprisingly, full workload! In my case, when I was in strife last year, Jon very ably took on my matter at short notice, which involved someone trying to sue me without just cause for £150k + +. He got to grips with it in short order and has, since, along with a very able commercial barrister he recommended, successfully dealt with it, resulting in 2 x judgements in my favour, one in fact having been obtained in a videolink hearing.”


Jon Finebaum

Jon joined Comptons Solicitors LLP in 2016.

Jon was awarded Leading Legal Mind for Landlord and Tenant Law (London) in 2020 in the SME Legal Awards. 

He has particular expertise in:

  • Property / Landlord & Tenant Litigation 

  • Ground rent & Service charge arrears recovery

  • First Tier Property Tribunal Applications

  • Neighbour and Party Wall matters

  • Commercial / contract disputes

  • Employment

  • Contentious probate

  • Construction law

Jon’s clients include PLCs, local authorities, owners of large property portfolios and SMEs.  His clients particularly appreciate his clear and frank advice, his uncompromising negotiation style and his ability to settle complex disputes on favourable terms while minimising his clients’ exposure to legal fees.      

Jon acted for the successful appellant in Alfa Laval v. Separator Spares [2013] 1 WLR 1110 (CA), in which the Court of Appeal developed the test for determining whether breach of confidence / copyright claims against former employees are ‘matters relating to individual contracts of employment’ under Articles 18(1) and 20 of the Brussels I Regulation. 

Jon was made a Partner on 1 January 2020 and Head of Property Litigation on 1 January 2023. He is supervised by Nicholas Goldreich.

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Jon is working on his side career as a stand-up comedian. He can also be found watching/bemoaning his beloved Queens Park Rangers FC.

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