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Hill Dickinson LLP
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With almost 30 years experience as a corporate transactional lawyer advising a wide range of public companies, large privately owned companies and SMEs, Jonathan has excellent experience in a wide variety of sectors, and a wide variety of clients undertaking transactions  in the UK and abroad.

Jonathan deals with all forms of corporate transactions including:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Private equity
  • Public equity
  • Joint ventures
  • Re-organisations
  • His experience includes:
  • Stobart Group – sale of 51 % of Eddie Stobart to DBay Capital
  • Bibby Line Group – sale of Bibby Ship Management
  • Edward Billington and Son Limited – acquisition of TSC Foods and Dunkleys Limited
  • Cammell Laird – acquisition of A & P
  • Carr’s Group PLC – acquisition of Meneba Holdings including Class 1 transaction
  • Cammell Laird Gibraltar – sale
  • Highneal Group – section 110 re-organisation
  • Benfield Sports – sale to IMG
  • Swinton Group – sale of NI business
  • Connect Airways/ Stobart Group – acquisition of Flybe Group plc
  • Huaxiang Corporation – acquisition of Lawrence Automotive
  • Systems Labelling – sale to Americk ( NI )


Qualified 1990; Addleshaw Sons & Latham 1990-93; DLA 1993-2005; Halliwells 2005-10;  Hill Dickinson 2010 to date and Non-Executive Chairman of Hill Dickinson since November 2018 ; Non-Executive Director of Derwent Lodge Estates Limited ; Non-Executive Chairman of Praetura Group Limited ; Non-Executive Director of Stobart Air UC and  formerly a director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Chairman of Neston Cricket Club.


Law Society.


Liverpool College; Sheffield University (LLB Hons); Chester College of Law Sol (Hons); CF (ICAEW).


Cricket, hockey, walking, golf.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Liverpool

(Hall of Fame)

Jonathan BrownHill Dickinson LLP

On the corporate side, Hill Dickinson LLP is known for its ability to successfully close transactions, especially those with a nexus to private equity and international work, on behalf of a wide range of mid-market clients. In 2021, Craig Scott was promoted to become leader of the firm’s Business Services Group, while Matt Noon acts as head of the corporate, banking and commercial offering in Liverpool. Michael Murphy is a key contact for work in the manufacturing and real estate sectors, while seasoned practitioner Jonathan Brown is instructed by many of the group’s leading private company clients. For M&A, Mike Jones and Sue Russell  are both recommended. In terms of recommended legal directors, the department fields Elan Iorwerth and Graeme Alder; the latter is the name to note for commercial mandates.