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Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience successfully resolving all manner of disputes which business 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
Recognised in current editions of Chambers UK 2021 and Legal 500 UK 2021, the leading independent guides to the legal profession
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
Solicitor: Qualified in 1993
Long-established and trusted brand in Harrogate and far beyond ‘safe hands’ reputation – small, experienced, and focused team.
Jonathan’s experience includes:
Of public interest
“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
“As a medium size business we did not want to expose ourselves to litigation with an unpredictable outcome, timeframe or clear budget. Jonathan Mortimer provided a funding solution for our dispute which had no impact on our cash flow. We were also able to obtain an early settlement which has enabled us to move on and develop our business instead of being involved in a lengthy Court battle. We would certainly recommend Jonathan Mortimer for his proactive and commercial approach.”
Chris Booth, Graphics Direct Limited
“Nobody expects to need a lawyer but when it happens, you want the right lawyer and we had that with Jonathan Mortimer. Jonathan was clear from start, defining the process and more importantly, explaining the possible outcomes so that we could make informed decisions along the way. His experience was invaluable, giving us the confidence to progress matters and reach an agreement that worked for our business. Thank you Jonathan”
Julie Jones, Managing Director, Myddleton Croft Investment Managers
“The “very level-headed” Jonathan Mortimer advises on a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including those relating to contracts, trusts or M&A.”
Chambers UK 2020 (Litigation – Yorkshire)
‘Raworths is a prominent local firm with a long history. While retaining the advantages of profile and reputation as a long-established business they have actively modernised and invested in the development of the firm to enable it to give an individual and up to date service.‘
Legal 500 2021 (Commercial Litigation – West and North Yorkshire)