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Jonathan Whitehead, Partner & Director of Risk

Jonathan has wide-ranging experience of all forms of commercial dispute resolution, including substantial contract, partnership, property and corporate disputes, professional negligence, class actions, judicial review and financial services litigation.

About

Jonathan practises civil litigation in all courts and also has non-contentious experience in contract, property and entertainment law. Originally Head of Litigation at Campbell Hooper and arriving at the firm via two mergers, he is the firm’s Director of Risk, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, Deputy Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Complaints Partner and both internal and external adviser in relation to all forms of dispute resolution. 

Jonathan is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising on a claim alleging a fraudulent conspiracy undertaken by three individuals to obtain secret commissions amounting to several million dollars from the manufacturers of six oil rigs in China for delivery to Saudi Arabia, involving complex issues of law in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, England and the British Virgin Islands
  • Advising on a damages claim for £10m in the Technology and Construction Court which went to the Court of Appeal on the question of implied terms as to performance of a PFI contract for the construction and operation of a terminal custom-built for the bulk importation of paper
  • Advising on a claim against a Canadian resident fraudster who sought to make money out of a “pump and dump” scheme by dealing in American “pink sheet” securities
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