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Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience successfully resolving all manner of disputes which businesses may find themselves concerned with. In particular, Jonathan has represented clients in both commercial and civil litigation in the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court.
Areas of expertise include contract disputes, defamation, financial services disputes, franchise matters, insurance claims, partnership disputes, warranty claims, professional negligence claims, property disputes and shareholder claims.
Jonathan also acts for high net worth individuals engaged in disputes concerning settlements, trusts, duties of executors and trustees and disputed inheritance.
Jonathan has a keen interest in pursuing matters of public interest and has represented parties in group actions and other high profile issues.
Other professional experience
Member of Association of Contested Trust and Probate Specialists
Member of the Leeds Business and Property Courts Users Committee
Ranked in Chambers UK 2024 and recommended in Legal 500 UK 2024
Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel (as appointed by the Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire)
Visiting Lecturer for The University of Law
Joined Raworths: 2011
Educated: Leeds Grammar School, University of Westminster (LLB (Hons)) and College of Law
Previous roles: Pinsent Curtis (now Pinsent Masons) and Head of Dispute Resolution at Langleys
Qualified as a Solicitor: 1993
Jonathan Mortimer has an outstanding analytical mind.
Jonathan’s experience includes:
Of public interest
“Jonathan is very experienced in his field and was well prepared before and during the trial.”
Chambers UK 2024 (Litigation – Yorkshire)
“Jonathan understands the business – he gets to the heart of issues and offers solutions.”
“Jonathan Mortimer is very good at explaining the matters at hand simply and concisely, while giving proactive advice.” “Jonathan understands the business – he gets to the heart of issues and offers solutions.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Litigation)
“Their [the team’s] strength lies in keeping the team small and tightly knit and with a large combined experience: thus the clients benefit from the stability and knowledge which has been built up over the years.”
Legal 500 2022 (Commercial Litigation – West & North Yorkshire)
“Jonathan has an excellent grasp of the legal aspects, a fine eye for detail but also keeps his eye on the bigger picture and the financial and human aspects of a case. Through close teamwork, our tenacity, determination, attention to detail, sound legal arguments and faultless logic led again to a successful outcome. A job very well done.”
Gerard Verdino, UK Group Chairman, Mademoiselle Desserts UK
“Jonathan has outstanding commercial acumen and is a first-class lawyer. He puts his clients’ objectives at the forefront of his dispute resolution strategy, bringing great focus and creativity to achieving those objectives”.
Mr Charles Samek QC and Mr David Lascelles, Littleton Chambers, London
“It was a pleasure to work with Jonathan in a complex and high value construction claim. Jonathan’s drafting of the legal proceedings and an application to the Court were both excellent and thorough resulting in a very successful outcome for the client and a recovery of legal costs claimed in full”.
Alexander Hickey QC, 4 Pump Court, London