Jonathan is a problem solver.  He has significant experience in resolving disputes and understands what his clients want.

Jonathan advises on commercial, insurance and insolvency disputes in New Zealand. He has a great deal of experience litigating and resolving issues for a range of clients, from SMEs through to large corporates, insurers and public bodies. 

The best way to resolve problems is stop them arising in the first place and Jonathan works with clients to identify and mitigate risks, liabilities and reputational issues. 

Jonathan has spent time as in-house counsel and understands businesses’ requirements for strategic legal and risk management advice in a commercial context.

Work Highlights

Professional indemnity

Acting for insurance companies and insured professionals defending contractual, negligence, and statutory liability claims.

Public bodies

Acting for a local authority in multi-party litigation in a defective building claim.

Strategy and risk

Reputational and risk mitigation advice to UK banks undertaking customer redress investigations.


Advising companies and individuals on liquidations and bankruptcies and providing strategic advice and litigation support to liquidators in debt recovery actions.

Financial services

Defended proceedings brought by the victims of push payment fraud whose monies had been passed through the client bank by the fraudster.

Property disputes

Acting for commercial clients in property disputes including settlement issues, disputed caveats and leases.

Class actions

Defended a UK private wealth bank in group litigation alleging negligent tax and investment advice.

Areas of Expertise

Insights & News