Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,
TestimonialsWe were recommended to Machins by our accountants. We used their services for the sale of our business. They acted very professionally with great attention to detail.Jon Alvarez is easy to work with. He takes a commercial approach to contracts and gets the job done painlessly.Legal 500 2022
Jon joined Machins in 1996 as a trainee solicitor, qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 and becoming a partner in 2004.
Approach to work
Jon’s approach is to try and work as closely as he can with clients with the aim of being seen as their in-house legal advisor.
Jon regularly advises a large portfolio of clients including high net worth individuals and their associated businesses and investments. He specialises in corporate and commercial law with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions and disposals, corporate insolvency, solvent reconstruction and distressed sales, corporate governance, corporate finance, private equity investment and IT related contracts.
“As the firm’s finance partner I have developed a detailed understanding of how accounts work and use this in my legal work for clients as it adds an extra dimension to the legal advice that I’m able to provide.”
Specialist practice areas
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Distressed sales and purchases (including acting on behalf of liquidators, administrators and receivers)
- Corporate governance
- Commercial property (acting for banks, landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers)
Latest news by Jon Alvarez
A UK importer has won its claim for compensation in a dispute with a Belgian company over the supply of Covid face masks. The case involved Local Boy’z Ltd, which agreed numerous contracts with Malu NV for two types of face mask, the KN95 masks and the Type IIR masks. Both products were manufactured in
The High Court has ruled that a restaurant manager was entitled to be a director and shareholder of a new business he had set up with a married couple. He was also entitled to payments as specified in a contract agreed by both sides. The manager had run a restaurant from premises which were held
A father has been granted access to information concerning the family businesses of which he was a director. The issue arose because he was in dispute with his son and daughter-in-law, who were also directors. The family business comprised of companies that operated residential care homes. The father and mother established and ran it on
A finance consultancy was entitled to €855,000 commission for its part in acquiring investment money for a large property development. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving EMFC Loan Syndications and The Resort Group. The Group had engaged EMFC to assist it to raise financing of up to €130
Two financial services directors have been disqualified for continuing to trade and take money from clients while their company was insolvent. Paul Rossi was a director of Independent Derivative Traders Ltd. The company traded as ‘Futex’ and provided access to a financial markets trading platform for sub-contracted independent traders. He was joined in the management
The High Court has convened meetings for four separate classes of creditors to consider the proposed restructuring of a group of three failing companies. The case involved Deepocean 1 UK Ltd, which comprised of three companies providing sub-sea services. The group had underperformed for several years due to uneconomical charter rates, large and complex projects,