Jonathan is a business support and property lawyer with a focus on the retail, food and drink sectors. He specialises in acquisitions/disposals, property development, commercial and property transactions, estate planning, asset purchases, leasehold agreements and property finance.
Tell us about your clients?
"We tend to be very alike. I share their entrepreneurial spirit, passion for business and desire for growth. It is very definitely all about the relationship – that personal, friendly approach. My aim is always to be their go to person, their trusted advisor. The proof of the pudding is that many clients become good friends. I can’t ask for a better testimonial than that."
Why do your clients like working with you?
"I am adaptable, contactable and quick to react but above all, that I understand the emotional factors that underlie business decisions. I adopt a holistic approach - rather than just focusing on the challenge at hand, I deal with the big picture."
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
"Talking with clients about their business plans and helping them onto the best path to make those plans a reality. I love to get involved in my client’s strategic decisions. There is nothing better than seeing my clients' businesses succeed."
So you love travelling?
Absolutely. Of all the places I've had the pleasure to visit, the top three have to be New York, Barcelona and Berlin. One day, I'd love to tackle the Camino de Santiago and cycling up L’Alpe D’Huez.