Chartered Architectural Technologist
Official Qualifications:
Contact Address:
France and Associates
83 Fitzwilliam Street
West Yorkshire

Areas of Expertise:

Jonathan France Dip FCIAT AssocRICS, is a Fellow of the CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists), an associate member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), an Affiliate Member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and is conversant with the recommended and regulatory provisions for accessible and inclusive housing.

Jonathan France is a Chartered Architectural Designer who has been working in architecture and design since 2004, specifically assisting people who have suffered life changing injuries since 2007. Through his first-hand experience of working with injured individuals, his qualifications and relevant experience, he acts as an Expert Witness in accommodation for cases involving medical, clinical and catastrophic personal injury.

He provides a large number of accommodation reports to Part 35 requirements on behalf of the Court for seriously injured individuals and they are completed for both Defendant and Claimant Solicitors alike.

Jonathan France is principal lead designer at France+Associates. The practice has a strong background of experience of working with people who have suffered catastrophic injuries and as a practice offer the following services:

  • Expert Witness Reports
  • Property Finding
  • Providing Suitability Reports of a home prior to purchase or rent
  • Feasibility designs of a property to be adapted.
  • General architectural services, including all design statutory consent applications for persons with life changing injuries.
  • Contract Administration to supervise the quality of works taking place at an injured person’s property, providing valuations of the works that have taken place for professional deputies on behalf of the Court of Protection
  • Provide non-clinical, accessible and inclusive properties.


Jonathan France has dealt with cases involving various types of life changing injuries assessing future accommodation costs.  More recently he has focused on designing and project managing adaptations and new build specialist bungalows and properties for wheelchair users and severely disabled persons.  The practice is recognised as a leader within the industry by a large number of law firms in the UK, with appointments on behalf of their clients throughout the country.

In addition, Mr France remains involved in:

  • Drawing, preparation and running of projects.
  • Acting as a professional advisor to legal experts and their clients
  • Implement the accommodation expert reports and source appropriate properties.
  • Provide feasibility reports and drawing material in line with budgetary costings, right through to completing the works onsite.


At the current time, Jonathan France is producing 63 accommodation reports on newly instructed matters, in addition to updating of reports as the case evolves, alongside large architectural projects.

Jonathan France subscribes to various journals which specialise in the design market, whether in architecture, the legal or disability industry and he attends a variation of exhibitions to remain abreast of developments in the industry for seriously injured people.  He has undergone various forms of training for expert witness services, such as legal updates and seminar training events, and the courses provided by Bond Solon that are accredited by Cardiff University.  Jonathan France is a vetted member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Jonathan France’s reports are impartial, unbiased and objective and have an understanding of his duties to the Court.

France+Associates has recently won a prestigious award of ‘Supporting the Industry’ at the Modern Law Awards, they have also been awarded regional winners for two properties at the LABC Awards and most recently a finalist in the ‘Supporting the Industry’ category at the Personal Injury Awards.

Additional Information:
Regional Limits:
England & Wales
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Lawyer Consultation:
15 minutes free of charge discussion:
Expert Witness Work:
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How many times have you attended court: 0
(Past 3 years)
How many expert reports have you written: 115
(Past 3 years)