About Jon

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)


We 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.

Latest news by Jon Alvarez

Company fined £7.8m for breaching money laundering regulations

A company has been fined a record £7.8m by HMRC after breaching money laundering regulations. An investigation by HMRC officials found that West London money transmitter Touma Foreign Exchange Ltd had failed in several ways to carry out its duties under the Money Laundering Regulations. These failures included: risk assessments and associated record-keeping policies, controls

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