Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.
Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Within his experience as a maritime lawyer, Jonathan specialises in shipyard contracting, both for newbuildings and repairs, and ship sale and purchase. He advises shipyards, owners and their banks and also acts for such parties in dispute resolution.
Jonathan is a firm believer in using plain English and sound contract management principles to minimise the risks inherent in all forms of contracting.
Jonathan is a regular speaker at events in the UK and overseas and is a founder member of the British-Turkish Lawyers’ Association. He is listed in Legal Experts 2013 and also practises as a notary public.