Jonathan Green > Mills & Co > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Co
MILBURN HOUSE
DEAN STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 1LE
England

Position

Jonathan is a director of Mills & Co. Solicitors Limited. Jonathan advises on a broad range of charterparty, international sale contract and bill of lading issues, and is often asked to advise on live matters involving two or more such contracts. He handles shipping and commodity arbitrations (LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA, Sugar, LCIA, ICC) as well as High Court proceedings, and also drafts commercial contracts. He also has particular experience of dealing with issues arising under slot charter and liner agreements.

Career

1996-2002 Richards Butler; 2002-2003 Middleton Potts; 2003-present Mills & Co.

Languages

French, Italian, Spanish (intermediate).

Education

Jonathan has an LLB Honours degree from Cardiff University and a BA Honours (French and Italian) from Leeds University.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

Mills & Co is one of the few UK firms based outside of London with a presence in the commodities and international trade sector. From its offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, it focuses solely on shipping and commodities law, which sees it involved in significant commodities disputes. Its work is predominantly centred on arbitration, usually under LCIA, GAFTA or FOSFA rules. ‘For a small regional firm, it really punches above its weight on commodity disputes‘, remarks one client. The lead partners are Neville Hopper, who is ‘direct, straightforward, professional but friendly‘, and Jonathan Green.