Legal 500, Next Generation Partner
'Jonathan Stone has a good communication style that works well in the construction sector – he is very personable and likeable, has an easy manner, communicates clearly, and comes across as genuine, competent and courteous.'
Jonathan Stone is a partner in the Construction & Engineering practice of the London office. He advises clients (including architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and suppliers) on all aspects of construction and engineering law. A significant part of his work involves advising insurers and professionals in the defence of professional indemnity claims. Jonathan also advises insurers on policy coverage issues arising out of various types of construction policy, including professional indemnity, public liability and CAR policies.
Jonathan has a broad experience of contentious litigation matters, and acts on high value and multi-party disputes arising out of civil works, sport stadia, public transport systems, waste treatment facilities, hospital PFI projects, office buildings, public car parks, road networks and wind farms. Disputes include those relating to defective works, negligent design, delays, loss and expense, contract terminations and payment issues.
Before joining Mayer Brown in September 2012, Jonathan was a senior associate at another global law firm where he trained and qualified in 2004.
- Representing a FTSE 100 company in defence of a £200m professional negligence claim arising out of the design and construction of a car park in the south of England.
- Representing a large, national consultancy firm in defence of a multi-million pound claim arising from the design of the mechanical and electrical systems of a large hospital in relation to a wider PFI project.
- Advising the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer and supplier in relation to a number of contractual disputes, including in relation to a claim for an extension of time and prolongation costs arising out of a project involving the erection of 36 wind turbines at a wind farm in Scotland.
- Representing an architectural practice in a £40m nine party claim arising out of a late running refurbishment project involving a multi-storey building on the outskirts of London.
- Advising a large, national engineering firm, and its insurers, in relation to a claim arising from the design and construction of a micro-biological treatment facility in the north of England.
- Representing a firm of architects in defence of a claim arising from the design of microbiological laboratories at a university.
Sheffield University, LPC
Leicester University, LLB (Hons)
- England and Wales
Band 6: Construction. Jonathan Stone has a strong contentious construction practice. He often grapples with disputes arising from defects, delays and costs. "Jonathan is absolutely excellent." - Chambers UK 2024.
Listed as a Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Construction: Contentious and Professional Negligence and a key lawyer for Infrastructure: Project Finance and Development, Insurance and Reinsurance, Construction: Non-Contentious and Power - Legal 500 2024.
Listed as Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Construction and Professional Negligence, Jonathan Stone is well-regarded for his work in professional indemnity claims. Jonathan Stone was extremely good at strategy. He was very able and deft in managing a four party mediation and ultimately settling a complex dispute.’ ‘Jonathan Stone has a good communication style that works well in the construction sector – he is very personable and likeable, has an easy manner, communicates clearly, and comes across as genuine, competent and courteous.’ - Legal 500 2023.
Listed as a Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Professional Negligence and Construction, ‘I really valued Jonathan Stone’s clear and strategic thinking on complex issues; overall I felt that we were being guided and helped by a very safe pair of hands.’ - Legal 500 2022.
Listed as a key lawyer for Construction. ‘Jonathan Stone is knowledgeable and very commercial in his outlook. In particular, he has an ability to understand the imperatives and relative strengths of all parties involved in an issue and to articulate quite complex issues and ideas. This can be very helpful in resolving contentious issues. Jonathan also appears to be liked and respected by all with whom he comes into contact.’ - Legal 500 2021.
Jonathan is listed as a Next Generation Partner; he is also listed as a key lawyer for Professional Negligence and Infrastructure - Legal 500 2020.
He is described in a survey of in-house counsel as “technically very capable who always gets to the right answer” and “a delight to work with”