• Biography

    Jonathan Morton’s experience spans all sides of the offshore construction, shipbuilding and energy industries, where he has acted for contractors, owners, shipyards and oil companies in a wide range of international disputes.

    Jonathan has worked on a number of substantial international arbitrations (primarily under the LCIA and LMAA rules) and English Court actions involving issues including: delay and cost overruns; waiver, estoppel and the prevention principle, allegations of bribery and corruption; disputes over payments for variation orders; and liability for errors in design. These disputes usually include cross-border elements and regularly involve entities based in the PRC, Korea, and South America in particular.

    Jonathan also regularly advises clients during negotiations for EPCI, TI and SURF contracts, and assists with their drafting, and has spent five months seconded with a major offshore contractor in the Netherlands working as a Contracts Manager. During that time he led a number of negotiations with major oil companies, advised on wind-farm installation and construction contracts (including both the initial drafting and, later, managing their successful and efficient implementation) and negotiated and drafted a substantial framework agreement with an Oil Major.

    He has also delivered presentations and workshops to a range of clients on topics including Supplytime and other BIMCO standard forms, as well as liability issues and indemnity provisions.

    Before becoming a lawyer, Jonathan worked as a teacher in a number of challenging inner-city schools, and has continued his commitment to the local community by establishing and heading the firm’s pro-bono committee in the London office.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • Legal Practice Course, College of Law - London, 2009, Distinction
    • LL.B., College of Law - London, 2008, Commendation
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Oxford, 2004
    • B.A., History, English Literature minor, University of East Anglia, 2000
    • M.A., University of East Anglia, 2001, Commendation
  • Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2012