Partner Jonathan Clyne



Qualified 1998. Ten years in the Royal Navy as a Seaman/Deck Officer including bridge watchkeeping duties and Navigation Officer. After leaving the Royal Navy studied law before joining Jackson Parton as a trainee solicitor. Qualified in 1998. Became Partner in 2008.

Area of practice

Collisions, groundings, hull and machinery disputes, salvage, unsafe port claims, speed/performance claims, MoA disputes, shipbuilding disputes, bunker quality disputes, engine damage claims, general charterparty and bill of lading disputes.

Reported cases

"BOW SPRING" [2004]. The first "Putting By" case to reach the Court of Appeal in over 60 years, where the vessel was deliberately run aground to avoid a collision and in the process suffered extensive damage.

R". Limitation Action in the Admiralty Court and associated Commercial Court action arising out of the collision between the "HAPPY FELLOW" and "DARFUR" in the river Seine in 1995.

"RICKMERS GENOA" [2010] EWHC 1949 (Admiralty). Collision with "SUN CROSS": Acted for cargo interests of SUN CROSS whose cargo was lost following a collision with the RICKMERS GENOA in the Yellow Sea in 2005.
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