Jonathan Adkin KC


Year of Call: 1997 Year of Silk: 2013

“He’s a brilliant advocate who offers good judgment and good analysis. Judges like him and he pitches the case just right.”...“Is able to cut through the most complex disputes with ease.”

Chambers & Partners (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
Portrait of Jonathan Adkin KC

Practice Overview

Jonathan Adkin KC is a leading Silk at the Chancery and Commercial Bar. His high-profile practice spans a wide range of fields in international and domestic chancery and commercial law. He appears regularly in the High Court and appellate Courts in England, in domestic and international arbitrations, and in international commercial Courts and offshore jurisdictions including Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the BVI, the DIFC and Gibraltar.

In the leading legal directories (Chambers & Partners and Legal 500) Jonathan holds rankings across eight practice areas, encompassing Commercial Dispute Resolution, Commercial Chancery, Civil Fraud, Trusts and Probate, Company, Insolvency, Partnership and Offshore.

Jonathan was named the Chancery Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards for 2023 and shortlisted for the same award in 2024. He was named Trusts and Probate Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards for 2017. He has also been recognised as one of The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100 Lawyers”.

News & Events

  • News

    Shortlisted: Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that both Serle Court and our Barristers have been shortlisted for ten awards at the... Read More

    News

    Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd and Others v Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited [2024] CA (Bda) 7 Civ

    Jonathan Adkin KC and Adil Mohamedbhai continue to act for the dissenters in Re Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited, a... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court 5th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2022

    Location: Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.
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    Virtual Conference Session

    Panel session: challenging fiduciary decisions

    Location:
    Read More

  • “His advocacy is just brilliant. He is very punchy but balanced, firm in his advice and incredibly bright.”

    Chambers Global (Dispute Resolution: Commercial)
  • “He works at a ferocious pace and his advocacy is sublime.”

    The Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation)

Education & Qualifications

MA (Hons), Balliol College, Oxford

Dip. Law, City University

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association 

BSB Registration

Jonathan Adkin appears on the BSB register as Jonathan William Adkin

VAT Number

740270758

Other

Called to the British Virgin Islands Bar and called ad hoc to the Bars of the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and Bermuda.

Awards

Chancery Silk of the Year

Legal 500 Bar Awards

Private Client: Trusts and Probate Silk of the Year

Legal 500 Bar Awards

News & Events

  • News

    Shortlisted: Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that both Serle Court and our Barristers have been shortlisted for ten awards at the... Read More

    News

    Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd and Others v Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited [2024] CA (Bda) 7 Civ

    Jonathan Adkin KC and Adil Mohamedbhai continue to act for the dissenters in Re Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited, a... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court 5th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2022

    Location: Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Read More

    Virtual Conference Session

    Panel session: challenging fiduciary decisions

    Location: Read More