Jonathan McDonagh


Year of Call: 2011

Practice Overview

Jonathan has a commercial chancery practice, with an emphasis on civil fraud, contentious trust and probate litigation, and insolvency. He acts as sole counsel in a wide range of matters in the High Court and County Courts, as well as having experience as a junior in large-scale fraud and trust disputes, both in England and overseas.

There is an international dimension to much of Jonathan's work. His recent instructions have included defending a claim brought against the Government of The Gambia in respect of an oil contract; acting for the claimant in the Al-Mojil v Protiviti litigation in the DIFC; and acting in the long-running 'Hyderabad Fund' dispute, involving India, Pakistan and the heirs of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. Jonathan also regularly assists in matters before the courts of various offshore jurisdictions.

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan McDonagh, the Fundão dam collapse, ‘One of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British Court’

    His Honour Judge Eyre has rejected an application to move a major group action from Liverpool to the Rolls Building... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey Read More

Education & Qualifications

Magdalen College, Oxford: BA (Modern History and Politics), First Class; MPhil (Modern European History), Distinction

GDL (City University); BPTC (BPP)

Hardwicke, Denning and Cholmeley Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn

Former stipendiary lecturer in History, St John’s College, Oxford

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

2018: Registered as an Advocate before DIFC Courts

BSB Registration

Jonathan appears on the BSB register as Jonathan Anthony McDonagh

VAT Number

141803538

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan McDonagh, the Fundão dam collapse, ‘One of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British Court’

    His Honour Judge Eyre has rejected an application to move a major group action from Liverpool to the Rolls Building... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey Read More