Following a successful career at the Bar (where he practised at 11 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn) Jonathan Winegarten became the first barrister Chancery Master. In 1998 he was appointed Chief Master of the Senior (formerly Supreme) Court, Chancery Division. After his retirement as Chief Master in July 2013 he returned to 11 New Square - now Radcliffe Chambers – to take up his new career as a mediator.
Among the comment received from mediation clients:
"By all accounts my clients were very impressed with Jonathan they thought he managed the case with insight and with the utmost professionalism".
"Jonathan handled courteously and sensitively a difficult mediation involving a claim by a former partner for provision under the 75 Act against an Estate of c £10m. Despite the parties' opposing positions, and in the context of an emotionally charged encounter, Jonathan brought to bear his many years of experience as Chief Master and was able subtly to guide the parties to a compromise, saving them months of litigation and the uncertainty of a costly trial."
University College, London (LLB Hons 1967).
Winston Churchill Award
Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1969, ad eundem Lincoln’s Inn 1972
Bencher Lincolns Inn, 1990
Member Chancery Bar Association Committee 1982/3
Freeman of the City of London 1992
Supreme Court Procedure Committee 1992-2000
Joint author: Modernising the Civil Court, the Judges’ Requirements for IT in the 21st Century, 2001;
Lecturer at the Judicial College (formerly the Judicial Studies Board) 2003-12;
Judges’ Council of England and Wales 2008-2012;
Non-Contentious Probate Rules Committee 2009-2013;
Advisory Panel Chancery Modernisation Review 2013
Advisory Editor Atkin’s Court Forms 1993-
Editor: Tristram and Coote’s Probate Practice 1995-2013
Civil Procedure (the White Book) 1999-2013.