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His advice is clear and tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s

Chambers UK 2024

Jonathan Pawlowski specialises in disputes which arise in the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries. He acts as a solicitor on multiparty litigation cases, arbitrations and mediations.

Jonathan's range of disputes include traditional construction claims, such as extensions of time, loss and expense, structural defects and ground works.

He also often advises on professional negligence claims concerning construction industry specialists, insurance cover where insurance companies decline to provide an indemnity, and construction noise and nuisance claims.

He has conducted multiparty disputes in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as the Court of Appeal, and acted as the party representative in several arbitrations and mediations.

He also has vast experience of adjudications, including drafting Notices of Adjudication, Referrals and Responses. He has appeared as the advocate in numerous hearings before adjudicators which have involved cross-examination of witnesses and making opening and closing submissions.

Jonathan has many reported cases, including the series of judgments in the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal regarding the design and construction of the M6 toll road, which is the only private motorway in England.

Jonathan is a Solicitor-Advocate and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the RICS Panel of Construction Adjudicators and regularly accepts appointments to sit as an adjudicator. This allows Jonathan to view construction disputes from both sides of the coin.

He is a Council Member and past Chair of the Society of Construction Law. Jonathan is also a member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association, the Adjudication Society, the Society of Construction Arbitrators, Arbrix, and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

Jonathan sits on the steering committee organising the celebrations for the Technology and Construction Court's 150th anniversary.  He also sits on the board of the Jewish Community Housing Association.

Recent work
  • Recently completed a two-day hearing in the London Federation Beth Din involving a multimillion-pound construction dispute.
  • Currently involved in a multiparty construction dispute in the Technology and Construction Court.
  • Recently settled a multiparty construction dispute at a two-day mediation which involved 10 parties and 55 participants.
  • Recently settled a claim regarding the fit out and refurbishment of a 5-star hotel in central London, which involved a dispute over liability of a legionella break out.
  • Involved in a pair of adjudications relating to disputes over extensions of time, loss and expense variations, and the final accounts.
  • Working on a claim relating to liability for the design and construction of a piling system.
  • Advising on a dispute regarding liability for the design and construction of a waste-to-energy plant.
  • Supporting a claim against insurers that declined to provide an indemnity under a contractor's all risk policy in connection with property damage during construction works.
  • Defending a claim alleging damage to a neighbour's property arising during construction.

  • Ranked Band 4, Construction: Contentious, Chambers UK 2024
  • "Jonathan is second to none when it comes to client management skills." Chambers UK 2024
  • Jonathan is a Freeman of the City of London.

Did you know

Before starting work as a solicitor Jonathan worked at the Palace of Westminster as a parliamentary assistant to a Member of Parliament.


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