About Jonathan

Jonathan Jackson is a Director at MKB Law specialising in civil litigation with the majority of his practice comprising commercial dispute resolution for businesses and individuals, in particular dealing with:

  1. banking and financial services disputes;
  2. land and property disputes;
  3. contractual disputes;
  4. intellectual property, privacy and defamation disputes;
  5. professional negligence claims for plantiffs;
  6. director, shareholder and partnership disputes.

Jonathan has also recently practised with success in representing medical professionals with employment and regulatory concerns, including bringing whistleblowing claims before the Industrial Tribunal and seeking Injunctive Relief from the High Court arising from disciplinary processes.

Jonathan has tutored at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Belfast, and has delivered seminars to other professionals in matters relevant to his areas of specialism.

Significant Cases:

2021: Successfully acted for a local businessman and achieved a high value settlement in his favour arising from the breach of a commercial exclusivity agreement by an international manufacturer.

2021: Successfully resolved by issuing declaratory proceedings in the High Court a disputed seven figure liability for a local property developer claimed by a Bank.

2021: Successfully acted for an entrepreneur in restraining a third party from making social media posts which breached our client’s copyright and were seriously defamatory in nature.

2019: Successfully led the team in resolving a director/shareholder dispute and employee exit affecting a well known locally owned business.

2019: Successfully acted for a sole trader in recovering substantial damages from a manufacturer arising from defective products fitted to the homes of 500+ customers

2018: Successfully acted for the appellant in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal case of Car Park Services Limited -v-Bywater Capital Limited [2018] NICA 22. Court held CPS benefited from a leasehold interest in land as opposed to a licence.

2017: Successfully obtained six figure settlement in High Court Commercial List action for plaintiff; negligence/breach of contract/ breach of statutory duty in advice on pension investment.

2017: Successfully obtained damages for plaintiff in professional negligence action in High Court Chancery Division; claim against solicitors and accountants; negligence/breach of contract/breach of retainer in respect of insolvency advices.

2015: Successfully acted in a Judicial Review application by Glebe Public Houses in respect of a liquor licence for 16c Eglinton Street, Portrush; challenge to validity of Orders made under Article 12 and 31 of the Licensing Order (NI) 1996; court granted orders of certiorari.

2014: Successfully acted in injunction application against a major bank arising from restructure of bank and prejudice to customer.  Claims in breach of bank/customer mandate; ability of bank to assign rights to third party; derivatives claim. Undertaking obtained to restrain assignment.

Interview with Jonathan


Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of England and Wales; Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)

Outside Interests

Jonathan enjoys spending any free time with his wife and two young children. In theory, he also enjoys playing tennis and travelling!

“We have used MKB a number of times over the years. They are fantastic from all aspects and credit to the team for their attention to detail. Recently, we had an urgent matter needing attention. After reporting to Jonathan Jackson (7pm on a Friday) he contacted me on Saturday (non-working day) and acted quickly and smoothly to reach a conclusion within a matter of days. He really does go above and beyond to ensure we reach an amicable resolution in the shortest time possible whilst offering his expert advice along the way.”

Zaid Arshed

“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to Jonathan Jackson at MKB Law. From our first meeting he was extremely helpful and understanding. As my case progressed he kept me informed throughout and was easily accessible if I had any queries. I have no doubt I would not have had such a positive outcome without his representation. I can not recommend him highly enough!”

Collette Grace

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