Jonathan Arkush


Jonathan Arkush conducts a wide range of commercial and chancery litigation, including:

  • Commercial and Chancery
  • Contract
  • Company
  • Partnership
  • Fraud and asset-tracing
  • Professional negligence
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Provision
  • Court of Protection and mental capacity

Jonathan Arkush is a qualified mediator and member of the mediation panels of the Property Bar Association, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Practitioners and Dispute Mediation Limited. He received the ADRg Award 2006 for his contribution to ADR and was cited as one of the group’s most successful mediators.

Jonathan is author of the chapter Landlord and Tenant Disputes in ADR and Commercial Disputes (Sweet & Maxwell).

What others say

Chambers UK recommends him as a mediator both for dispute resolution and for all circuits as well as for chancery: traditional. He was also recommended in Legal 500 as a leading junior in private clients: trusts & probate. The directories highlight:

Jonathan Arkush is well known for his excellent depth of expertise in chancery and probate work, receiving frequent instruction in an array of complex mediations. He is also highly regarded for his skill in disputes relating to areas including property and professional negligence. (Mediators: all circuits - Chambers UK 2015)

At 11 Stone Buildings, Jonathan Arkush stands out for his work in the field of mediation. He regularly recieves instructions as a mediator and specialises in chancery and probate, property and professional negligence disputes. (Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2015)

"A very strong reputation in the market." (Private clients: trusts & probate - Legal 500 2014)

Simply put, "Jonathan Arkush is excellent value and gets the job done." "Thorough and committed to getting resolution," Arkush is appreciated for his tenacity and for his means of solving disputes imaginatively. (Mediators: UK wide; Mediators: all circuits - Chambers UK 2014)

A much-respected chancery litigator and mediator, whose skills are deployed in property, probate and trust matters. Expertise: "He gives excellent service and delivers what he promises." "He is a very strong practitioner in the traditional chancery field." Recent work: represented the claimant in a sensitive Inheritance Act case. The claimant was party to a blooming romance with the deceased and would, were it not for the sudden nature of his death, have likely stood to inherit much of his estate. (Chancery: traditional - Chambers UK 2014)

A mediator who is renowned for his ability to think inventively to produce novel solutions, Jonathan Arkush maintains a busy practice. Highlights from the past year include the mediation of grievance procedures within a professional services firm and resolving a corporate dispute between embittered family members. (Mediators: UK wide; Mediators: all circuits – Chambers UK 2013)

Sources say Jonathan Arkush of 11 Stone Buildings "comes up with solutions others wouldn't have thought of, often enabling a clean break scenario". He is regularly instructed on high-value matters, and his recent mediations have included a wrongful dismissal claim and an inheritance dispute. (Mediators: UK wide; Mediators: all circuits – Chambers UK 2012)

Arkush has a broad commercial and chancery-based mediation practice with a particular focus on land, inheritance and trust disputes. He brings a calm and patient approach to the mediation process, as well as judicial expertise gained from his work as a Chancery Master. "He's got the right degree of gravitas to carry both parties and gives people a lot of confidence", say sources. (Mediators: UK wide; Mediators: all circuits – Chambers UK 2011)

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