DES (French Masters), University of Aix-Marseilles (1973 - 1974)
LLB Law Degree - Honours + Exhibition, Nottingham University (1970 - 1973)
English, French, German
Inn of Court
After an extremely successful career culminating as a Senior Partner at one of the City's leading Law firms (Ince & Co), Jonathan made a decision to specialise independently in Mediation and Arbitration, was subsequently called to the Bar and joined St Philips Stone in 2013.
Jonathan is well placed to take on Mediation and Arbitration cases that require a highly skilled and personal approach. Jonathan has the ability to grasp the key issues of a case quickly. His vast experience and the range of Mediation and Arbitration cases handled have given him the tact and robustness that lead to a satisfactory conclusion, enabling all parties cost-effectively to put the case behind them and get on with their business.
Jonathan is one of the founder members of CEDR and is well known for the use of the ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) principle in resolving cases. His wise guidance, flexible approach and excellent communications skills as a team player make him the right choice for contentious or straightforward mediation cases.
He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the subject of mediation, and is co-author of ADR and Commercial Disputes.
Jonathan was awarded Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for both 2010 and 2011 by Who's Who Legal. In December 2011 he featured in Lloyd's List of Top Ten Legal Personalities and was a finalist for the Lloyd's List global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year award 2012. In 2015 Jonathan was elected titulary member of the CMI.
Jonathan is also fully accredited by and a member of the International Mediation Institute.
Jonathan has received regular appointments as Arbitrator and Mediator both in relation to maritime disputes and international commercial law disputes more widely. He is a fluent French and German speaker, making him much in demand for national and international mediations.