- Recommended lawyer for 'Transport: Shipping (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2021
Jonathan is a Partner in Kennedys’ London office. He specialises in marine insurance and reinsurance, shipping disputes and marine casualties. He represents insurers and reinsurers in claims for hull and machinery (H&M), increased value, loss of hire, cargo, mortgagee's interest (MI), war, charterers' liability, ports and terminals, and general liability. Jonathan also acts for shipowners, charterers, and protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs in relation to collisions, salvage, and cargo claims.
He has been instructed on a number of complex claims, often with an international element, from representing insurers and owners in Lloyd’s Open Form salvage arbitration, collisions in the Far East, detention of a crew for smuggling arms and wreck removals, to advising MI insurers on vessel detainments in South America.
Jonathan regularly lectures to clients based in the UK and overseas, and at various universities based in the UK. He is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).
He is an Adjunct External Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Law of the National University of Singapore. He is also a former chairman of Lloyd's Marine U35s Insurance Group and a member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association.
- Qualified in England and Wales in 2008