UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its litigation team with the appointment of Jonathon Crook as a partner, to further enhance its award winning financial services litigation practice.
With a wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution since 1991, Jonathon is an established name in this area of law. He has specialist expertise in handling a wide range of disputes within the banking, finance and financial services sector including regulatory investigations and proceedings, such as enforcement proceedings by the FCA and other agencies.
Jonathon has previously been a partner at international law firms in both the UK and the Asia-Pacific region, advising on disputes in a wide range of jurisdictions including the UK, Hong Kong, India, China and the Middle East.
Alex Bishop, national head of litigation and partner said: “We welcome Jonathon, who is an extremely experienced litigation lawyer, as a partner within our practice which is ranked as being national leaders by Chambers and Partners legal directory. Jonathon will be an important member of a team which prides itself in providing practical, pragmatic and commercially focussed advice to clients dealing with disputes as well as innovative advisory solutions for a wide range of contentious matters and crisis scenarios.”
Jonathon Crook said: “I am delighted to be part of the litigation team at Shoosmiths and further developing our financial services litigation offering, a key growth sector for the firm. Shoosmiths’ genuinely collaborative and innovative approach to providing the best possible advice for clients makes it an ideal fit for me.”
Shoosmiths has a litigation practice of more than 200 legal advisers across the UK with contentious experience in all types of dispute resolution, including mediation and international arbitration. The litigation team especially excels in financial services, technology and automotive disputes, cyber incident response, commercial insurance and internal investigations.