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Jonathan Lux

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Jonathan has more than 33 years’ of experience as a lawyer and mediator, specialising in commercial law. Jonathan’s considerable, diverse experience as a mediator has brought him great success in settling cases across a wide range of areas, in the UK and internationally. Jonathan has the ability to grasp the key issues of a case quickly and is well placed to take on cases that require a highly skilled and personal approach. The range of Mediation and Arbitration cases that he has been involved with, have given him the tact and robustness that leads to a satisfactory conclusion, enabling all parties to cost-effectively put the case behind them and get on with their business. 


Professional Background

Formally a practising solicitor, Jonathan was the Joint Head of Arbitration and Mediation Group with the international commercial and shipping law firm Ince & Co. After an extremely successful career culminating as a Senior Partner, Jonathan made the decision to specialise independently in Mediation and was subsequently called to the Bar. Most of Jonathan’s working career, in the UK and overseas, has been involved with mediation and arbitration in some form or other.

Jonathan’s mediation experience covers all areas of commercial law with a particular emphasis on professional negligence, contractual/tort, banking, construction and engineering, shareholder disputes, land and property, motorsport and yachting, personal injury and insurance.




  • "Jonathan was aware of the key issues from the start but balanced this with great commercial awareness.  Jonathan was great with the client and knew how to achieve a result" 
  • “Dear Mr Lux, Just a line to express my (and my client’s) thanks and appreciation for the manner in which you conducted the mediation. Your patience and understanding, qualities which only come with experience, were much in evidence. Given a suitable opportunity, I shall not hesitate to recommend you as a mediator in the future.” - Harold Berwin, Darlington Hardcastles

  • “…the consistently positive feedback we received from our sources across the globe reflect Jonathan’s exceptional talent and pre-eminence in the field.” - Who’s Who Legal

  • “Jonathan Lux leads the voting worldwide, with unanimous praise coming from all corners of the globe. Head of the firm’s (Ince & Co) logistics team, he is recognised for his alternative dispute resolution capabilities. His skills and integrity mark him out as one of the best I’ve ever come across.” - Who’s Who Legal


Other Experience

  • Well known for using the ADR principle in resolving cases, Jonathan is frequently invited to lecture and write professional articles on mediation, and is considered to be at the top of his profession

  • Fluent in French and German

  • Jonathan gained an Honours degree and University Exhibition from Nottingham University in 1973; and then French Government scholarship for study in in France, leading to a Masters degree.  

  • Jonathan is the current Honorary Consul to Cape Verde in London.


Personal Interests

Jonathan is married with three grown-up children. Although his family is his main priority, he has plenty to keep him busy in whatever spare time he has.  One of Jonathan’s main passions is Motor Sport. He races Classic Formula Ford cars and has taken part in several endurance rallies; he has also participated in the 1997 Beijing to Paris Classic car rally. At a slower pace, he loves hill walking, especially in Scotland.


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Areas of Specialism

  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Engineering
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Dispute

Get in Touch

ADR Group
The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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