Jonathan Ward


Construction

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young
Brandon Singh


Construction

An increasing proportion of Jonathan’s practice is concerned with tech law. Jonathan has a first-class degree in Artificial Intelligence and a good knowledge of a variety of computing languages and frameworks. He regularly acts in IT and tech disputes concerning defects, software licensing, and confidential information.

Jonathan regularly appears in construction adjudications, arbitrations and in the TCC on all aspects of construction and engineering disputes. He has conducted multi-day trials in the TCC as sole counsel, and multi-week trials as junior counsel. He maintains a busy advisory practice.


 

“First rate intellect”

Legal 500 (BVI)

Profile

Jonathan’s practice embraces commercial, company, and technology and construction disputes (including procurement), with a particular emphasis on matters with a technical or scientific element. He has appeared as sole counsel in multi-day trials and heavy applications in the High Court; has regularly appeared in arbitrations and adjudications and upon the enforcement of resulting awards, both at home and abroad; and has served as part of a counsel team in several multi-week trials, both in the English High Court and in the Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands.
 

Year of Call: 2007 (England); 2013 (British Virgin Islands)
 

Areas of Expertise

 

Recent cases:

Amey LG Ltd v Cumbria County Council - [2016] EWHC 2856 (TCC)

Company A v Company B (arbitration business) - [2017] EWHC 2319 (QB)

A One Distributon Ltd v Rotronic Instruments (UK) Ltd - [2017] EWHC 1813 (TCC)

Dynniq UK Ltd v Lancashire County Council - [2017] EWHC 3173 (TCC)

 

 

Memberships

Society of Computers and Law

TECBAR

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

British Irish Bar Association

 

Qualifications

BVC (Outstanding, Northumbria)

GDL (Distinction, Northumbria)

BA (Class I, Birmingham)

 

Recommendations

Legal 500 2015 (British Virgin Islands): “First rate intellect”

Chambers and Partners 2014 (UK): “very thorough and user-friendly”

Chambers and Partners 2013 (UK): “Tipped by market sources as an up-and-comer to watch. He has a broad commercial practice."

 

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