Jonathan Tecks

MA, FCIArb, DiplCArb, Barrister, Arbitrator, Academic & Commercial Mediator

Arbitration Practice

Issued over 175 arbitration awards

Member of the Chartered Institute’s Panel since 1995;

Member of the Commercial Scheme and Mortgage Code Panels;
Review Arbitrator for Travel Scheme Arbitrations;
Appeared as counsel in construction arbitrations.
Co-author of ‘The Arbitration Act 1996 – A Commentary’ published by Blackwell Publishing: fourth edition August 2007.

Mediation Practice

CEDR accredited, involved in over 30 mediations;
Mediated commercial mediations as sole mediator, joint mediator and party representative
Mediated court-annexed and community mediations.

Academic Posts

  • Principal Lecturer, University of the West of England with responsibility for E-Learning, since 2002;
    Senior Lecturer, UWE, 1999-2001;

  • Associate Course Director for the Diploma in Arbitration, College of Estate Management, Reading;

  • Lead Assessor for Mediator Accreditation Assessments, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Past Chairman, Examinations Board, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Practice At The Bar

Sole practitioner (as arbitrator and mediator) in commercial, property and construction work, based in Taunton since 2003;
1995-2003: Littman Chambers (Mark Littman QC), 12 Gray’s Inn Square,
1989-95 : 3 Paper Buildings (Thayne Forbes QC);
1980-89 : 10 King’s Bench Walk (Kenneth Zucker QC).

Areas Of Experience Include


  • Agency
  • Commercial agreements
  • Franchising agreements
  • Financial regulation
  • Jurisdiction across borders
  • Mortgages
  • Partnerships
  • Professional negligence
  • Sale of goods


  • Boundaries
  • Business tenancies
  • Joint ventures
  • Landlord & tenant
  • Registered land
  • Restrictive covenants
  •  Stakeholders
  • Vendor & purchaser


  • Ad hoc contracts
  • All-weather surfaces
  • Defective design & construction
  • Nuisance
  • Performance bonds
  • Residential, commercial and industrial premises
  • Standard form contracts
  • Welding standards
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