Jonathan Adkin QC


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)

Practice Overview

Jonathan Adkin was amongst the first of his generation to take Silk. His practice covers all aspects of commercial and chancery dispute resolution, with a strong emphasis on substantial and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has often had cases listed in The Lawyer's top 20 cases of the year and has previously been named by The Lawyer as one of their "Hot 100" lawyers.

Jonathan has acted in some of the largest such cases in recent times, including Berezovsky v Abramovich, Patarkatsishvili v Anisimov, the Pugachev litigation, the Madoff litigation and the actions arising out of the collapse of Halliwells and Glasgow Rangers. He regularly appears in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division and has appeared as advocate in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council. Jonathan is also an acknowledged specialist in arbitration, both domestic and international.

Much of Jonathan's work is international in nature. In addition to his English practice, he has substantial experience as an advocate in offshore jurisdictions, and has been called ad hoc to the bars of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Gibraltar. He is also registered as an advocate before the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, in which he has appeared in the Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

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

    Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB 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 ad hoc to the Bars of the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and Bermuda.

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

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

    Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More