Jonathan Sharp

Consultant Solicitor

Jonathan has practiced in the City for close to 30 years and has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry with a number of reported cases that demonstrate his abilities as a leader in the areas of construction, dispute resolution, insurance, marine, aviation, general commercial matters and social media. Jonathan regularly presents seminars and lectures to the public, insurers, banks and other lawyers, on a range of topics, including social media.

He has also conducted a number of Arbitrations, before both the LMAA and ICC and dealt with boundary disputes, defended planning applications, and property transfers after matrimonial issues

Jonathan’s cases speak for themselves – his clients trust him to deal with complex litigation in an efficient manner. Jonathan is also an Accredited Civil and Commercial mediator

Publications & Articles:

Nautech -v- CSS – A short talk on a Social Media war

Addressed IntAP Conference, Cologne, December 2017 on Reform Of The Marine Insurance Act 1906

Addressed Lloyds on South African Short Term Investment Act

Addressed Ukrainian Insurers on Aggregate Extension Clauses

Making The Leap


The JCT Constructing Excellence Contract Part 2 – A New Dawn?

The JCT Constructing Excellence Contract 2016 Part 1

Air Rage & The Law

Who Wins In The Social Media War?


  • Kuwait Airways -v- Kuwait Insurance Company Sak CA [1997] EWCA Civ 1745
  • Solo Industries UK Ltd-v- Canara Bank [2001] 1 WLR 1800 CAS
  • The Society of Lloyds -v- Longtin [2005] All ER (D) 142 (Nov)
  • Standard Bank London Ltd -v- Canara Bank [2002] All ER (D) 340 (May)
  • Almatrans SA -v- Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd [2006] EWHC 2223 (Com)
  • 7e Communications Ltd -v- Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH [2007] EWCA Civ 140
  • Ted Baker -v- Axa Insurance [2017] EWCA Civ 4097
  • Nautech -v- CSS Limited [2013] JRC089
  • Dexia – v- Commune di Forli


Jonathan has been endorsed by many clients, with over 50 endorsements for litigation alone