Jonathan specialises in commercial, insurance and public law disputes. He regularly appears as counsel in the Courts and in mediation and has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as well as in various specialist tribunals. Jonathan is known by clients and referrers for his ability to tackle complex matters and create strategies focussed on pragmatic and commercial dispute resolution. As a skilled negotiator, particularly in mediations, he takes a highly personable approach focused on preserving on-going relationships, whilst also maximising successful negotiated outcomes.
As a leader of the firm’s Wellington litigation and disputes team, Jonathan is engaged in a wide range of commercial litigation and disputes work. One of his primary focus areas is insurance law, particularly professional indemnity insurance work in which Jonathan acts for insurers and a broad range of professionals defending civil liability claims and disciplinary processes.
Jonathan has significant experience managing large, complex and multi-party commercial disputes. And he has a busy practice in judicial review and acting for public sector agencies in civil and commercial disputes.
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