Jonathan Tickner > Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Litigation: civil fraud; asset freezing and asset tracing; commercial, insolvency and trust litigation; crisis management; financial services litigation and dispute resolution.


Partner highly recommended in leading legal directories, Jonathan specialises in commercial
litigation, with particular emphasis on international commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset
recovery/tracing cases, corporate investigations and private damages claims in competition law.
Jonathan has extensive experience dealing with multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures in the US, Europe and worldwide. Successful cases include acting for the Department of Health in claims against Reckitt Benckiser following the Office of Fair Trading’s decision that Reckitt Benckiser had infringed competition law by withdrawing Gaviscon Original from the NHS; the £100m Secretary of State for Health’s cartel litigation against various leading pharmaceutical companies; the $242m claims by shareholders of Banco Noroeste, Brazil, to recover funds stolen from the bank and laundered through the UK, Switzerland, Nigeria and Hong Kong. Other high profile cases include representing Tom Hicks and George Gillett in the Liverpool Football Club dispute and the Department of Health in a claim against a former senior civil servant for bribery and corruption. Acted for the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in a Commercial Court dispute with Manmohan Varma arising out of the award of Nigerian oil blocks. Jonathan acts for the Department of Health in a £225m claim against the French pharmaceutical group Servier in connection with the drug perindopril. Jonathan is a contributing editor and co-author of Getting The Deal Through Asset Recovery 2016 and 2017 editions. Lectures and writes widely on his specialist areas.


Trained at Peters & Peters; qualified 1995; partner 2002.


American Bar Association (ABA); honorary vice-president Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and DRI (The Voice of the Defense Bar).


Birmingham City University (1991 LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan TicknerPeters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP acts in high-profile, international commercial court and chancery division litigation cases, including matters where freezing and disclosure orders have been obtained for claimants who have been victims of major fraud. The firm is also known for its expertise in multijurisdictional disputes. Practice head Jonathan Tickner is a ‘superb litigator, a great tactician and super-smart’. His team includes Keith Oliver, who focuses on international matters and is a ‘master of generating and overseeing civil fraud cases; and Sarah Gabriel, who is ‘one of the very best fraud solicitors working in London at the moment’.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Although historically known for its fraud focus, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP also ‘attracts top-level commercial disputes work‘ that is without fraud elements and spans several jurisdictions. Representative matters feature shareholder and contractual disputes, insolvency proceedings, IP, professional negligence, and contentious financial services/regulatory issues; and the practice regularly works with well-established litigation funders. Heading commercial litigation and civil fraud, Jonathan Tickner is ‘a superb lawyer who builds and manages a team well‘; international head Keith Oliver has over 37 years’ experience as a heavyweight commercial litigator; Sarah Gabriel specialises in asset recovery and commercial litigation; and Jason Woodland regularly acts in cases involving emergency injunctive relief. At of counsel level, Amy Harvey is noted for complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and interim remedies related to the preservation and protection of assets; and Emma Ruane has extensive expertise in obtaining and defending worldwide freezing injunctions.