Jonathon READ
Jonathon READOf Counsel

Jonathon is currently Of Counsel in the Banking & Finance practice group of Harvey. He has been involved in proceedings at all levels of court in England & Wales up to the Court of Appeal and specialist tribunals such as those relating to tax, information rights and social entitlement. He focusses on general commercial, banking, finance and insurance matters, with an interest in higher education law and certain public law issues. He maintains a diverse portfolio that enhances and inspires his legal work.


  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Commercial law


  • Chairman, Your Credit Union
  • Senior Independent Director and Chair of Risk and Remuneration Committees, Civilised Bank
  • Various other senior roles in banking and finance in London and New York
  • Professor, Luxembourg School of Business
  • Sessional Lecturer, London Business School
  • Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business
  • Councillor and Lead Member for Finance, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Chairman, Western Riverside Waste Authority
  • Chairman, Investment Committee, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Pension Fund


English, French, Spanish


  • Luxembourg Bar (since 2021)
  • Barrister: Called to the Bar of England & Wales, Of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Courts of the Republic of Ireland
  • Certified mediator in civil and commercial law
  • Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars
  • Fellow, Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FSCI)
  • Fellow, Personal Finance Society (FPFS)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Freeman of the City of London


  • PhD, University of Cambridge
  • LLM, University of London
  • MA, University of London
  • MA, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons), University of Cambridge
  • PgCert, University of Aberdeen
  • Versicherungsbetriebswirt (DVA)