Last updated on May 25th, 2022 at 10:19 am

If you would like to connect on LinkedIn you will see approximately 50 written recommendations posted on my profile.

Below are a selection of quotes from clients and collaborators:

Iain Corby of RockCorps:

“This was not a straightforward application, and I am sure we could not have achieved HMRC approval so smoothly without your attention to detail, forensic analysis of our application, and encyclopaedic knowledge of the scheme rules.  You also tidied up our historic filings with Companies House quickly and efficiently.  You and Jonathan have done a first-class job.”

Santanu Dasgupta, Founder of Taplingua, a language learning technology platform:

“Hi Zahrah & Jonathan, thank you so much for your help & the EIS approval letter. It’s much appreciated.”

Faten Al Haddad of Al Haddad Law Firm in Bahrain:

“Thank you Jonathan for helping and saving me every time!”

Paul Chapman, Founder of Cybershield (whose mission is to help companies and their employees stop opening deceptive emails), a startup which is part of the 2017 GCHQ/Wayra accelerator for cyber security companies:

“I needed our SEIS and EIS advance assurance to be done quickly and without undue delay. I spoke to Jonathan outlining our needs and I was impressed with his knowledge and advice. I was very pleased with the service and can only praise Jonathan for his work in getting HMRC to approve our application for SEIS and EIS advance assurance ahead of our funding round.”

Philip Houston, Founder of Taleng, a technology platform allowing access to the best engineering talent from across the globe:

“I used Jonathan for legal advice and assistance drafting T&Cs when launching my startup. He was very friendly and efficient, yet also delivered a very professional product on time and budget. I will definitely use his services again.”

Jon Fenton, Founder of FeTu, the world’s first ‘quad acting’ drive system:

“I can only offer words of support to Jonathan, who implicitly understands the domain which surrounds startups, incubators and innovation. Jonathan’s unsurpassed knowledge & experience of trend setting successful business models helped us craft secure and robust shareholder documentation to close our company’s investment rounds as well as unpick and resolve some previously problematic issues, resulting in the perfect balance of freedom to flourish and fairness to all. SEIS and EIS guru.”

Nitzan Yudan, Founder of Benivo, the leading relocation platform for junior and mid-level talent who move for work, operating in over 100 locations:

“Thanks for the fast turnaround. The result, as every time working with you is professional, fast, and efficient. Thank you for your excellent work.”

Peter Pedrick, Founder of gapyear.com, one of the world’s first social networks and now the largest gap year community and advice site on the planet:

“Since we started gapyear.com back in 1998 I’ve worked with many lawyers, but found Jonathan to be the best I’ve ever encountered. After several months of hefty bills and not getting anywhere with big law firms, I instructed Jonathan to represent me on the sale of gapyear.com to Flight Centre PLC, one of Australia’s top 100 listed companies. Straight away Jonathan got to grips with the relevant issues and I was particularly impressed how he formed great relationships with all the parties involved, consulted with many relevant experts in his network, negotiated calmly and forcefully, mediated contentious points, found solutions to previously unresolved problems and even persuaded the buyer to structure the transaction in a simpler, more favourable way. He made what was one of the most stressful and difficult periods of my life a lot easier to get through. Despite the main parties being interspersed around the world he very effectively coordinated everyone and led us to complete the deal within just a month of him picking up the work when previously I feared the sale may never happen.”

Chris Thomson, Founder and Managing Director of Errant Surf, a web-based international surf travel company:

“I have worked with Jonathan on a number of varied elements of our business over the years with Errant. He has always been very responsive and insightful to every question I have had which has allowed me to make the best decisions for the company. Jonathan’s dynamic understanding of modern communication and his connectivity to people and information means we have confidence in his all round commercial judgment. Jonathan will always be our first port of call when we need guidance in the legal field.”

Nick Cooper, Co-Founder of Salt Media, a design, marketing and publishing company focused on the UK’s food industry:

“I found Jonathan very helpful and comprehensive in advising us on an equity investment in our main operating company. I have also sought Jonathan’s advice on employment, licensing and intellectual property matters. Personable and easy to work with, Jonathan makes an effort to understand our business and our needs.”

Chris Stephens, Partner at Nash & Co, a firm of solicitors:

“As a former work colleague and head of the commercial property department at the firm we used to work at I enjoyed working with Jonathan on a number of deals. I was impressed at how organised and efficient Jonathan’s working patterns are and he clearly has a superb knowledge of both company law and the commercial issues affecting businesses. I noticed in particular the pragmatic and commercial approach he takes to managing deals and the value he adds in so doing. Having worked with Jonathan for two and a bit years I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Leon Gauhman, Co-Founder of WeAreHive, London based app and web developers:

“Our legals were under Jonathan’s watchful eye for several different requirements as a startup. I found him very knowledgeable, approachable and always keen to make things right. He is passionate about the startup community and it shows.”

Aren Grimshaw, Marketing Director at Enigin PLC, an international energy efficiency solutions developer and distributor:

“Jonathan truly understands the importance of connections and networking, taking every opportunity to develop good relations with those he meets. As a lawyer his advice is concise, easy to understand and valuable and as a social media consultant he is professional, credible and understands the subject from his own real-life experience. I consider Jonathan a good friend and trusted advisor on both legal and media matters, I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others as a source of high quality, accurate information on both subjects.”