Jonathan Gilman KC

Jonathan Gilman’s former practice has had a particular emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, shipping cases, and arbitration. He formerly appeared regularly as Counsel in cases in the Commercial and other Courts including the House of Lords and in arbitrations.  He is now a full time arbitrator who regularly acts as umpire or arbitrator in LMAA, LCIA and other arbitrations in London.

He also acts as expert witness on English law in foreign proceedings particularly on questions of English marine insurance law and practice in cargo and hull insurance cases and on various other aspects of commercial and arbitration law.

He has given lectures on insurance law topics on a number of occasions for the London Shipping Law Centre and for BILA, amongst others, and has maintained a substantial commitment, which is ongoing to the task of editing Arnould on Marine Insurance alongside his practice, as editor of the last six editions and continues to update in line with current developments.


Title on Shipping Documents’, Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents, 4th ed (1972)

Editor: Arnould on Law of Marine Insurance and Average, 18th ed 1981 (with MJ Mustill); Vol 3 and Supplement 1996 (with MV Smith), 17th ed 2008 (with Robert Merkin and others). A first supplement to the 17th edition is due for publication in autumn 2010.  TO BE UPDATED – NOW WORKING ON 19TH ED.


Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
London Maritime Arbitrators Association (Supporting Member)
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
London Court of International Arbitration


1965: Certificate of Honour in Bar Finals (First Class Hons)
1963: BA (Modern History: First Class Hons) New College, Oxford