Jonathan Douglas-Hughes OBE DL


Jonathan is the epitome of what Gepp Solicitors is all about. He was articled to the firm and qualified in 1969, becoming a partner in 1971. After 53 years, Jonathan became a consultant in January 2022.

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.


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.


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).

Jonathan served the County of Essex as Under Sheriff for 25 years and was also the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex.