Jonathan Aldersley

Partner & Notary Public

I am a partner in the corporate and commercial department and am based at the Firm’s dedicated commercial office on Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

I undertake corporate and commercial property work and act for a number of large companies dealing with corporate sales, purchases and mergers. My specialisms include:

  • Corporate sales and purchase;
  • EMI Option Agreements; and
  • Shareholders’ Agreements.

I also specialise in multi-million-pound share sales/purchases and advise in relation to share option matters with a particular focus on EMI Share Options.

Having completed a law degree at University and then the LPC at the College of Law, Chester I undertook my training contract at Butcher & Barlow. Having focused on commercial modules at University and Law School I was keen to undertake work in a commercial field. I was given responsibility early on in my training contract in dealing with commercial transactions and slowly developed a client base of my own by focusing on demonstrating an ability to get to the crux of the matter quickly and progressing matters in line with clients’ expectations.

I have worked at the Sandbach, Northwich, Bramhall, Bury, Leigh and Tyldesley offices throughout my 20 years with the firm and this has given me an understanding of the differing needs of clients and the important role that each branch office plays in making the firm the success that it is.

In 2014 I established the Gadbrook Park Office with my partners, Mike Bracegridle and Graham Gigg and we have seen the Office grow from 5 staff to 31 in just over 3 years. I head up the corporate and commercial department and we have been able to assemble a hardworking and dedicated team that is able to deal with large scale transactions and offer high-quality advice and assistance.

I have dealt with several cross-jurisdictional share sales and purchases involving European lawyers.  I have recently been involved in two large merger transactions with European investors and it has been interesting to interact with lawyers from Spain and the Netherlands on each deal. I have acted for Radcliffe Borough Football Club for a number of years and represent a nationwide, award-winning Brewery.

I am a Notary Public and regularly act for individuals and companies involved in worldwide transactions. The role of a Notary is often unknown to many until they require a document that is to be sent outside the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

I am appointed as the Clerk to the Trustees of four large charities and deal with their property and investment matters.

I am a keen footballer, runner and occasional squash player and a season ticket holder at Manchester United along with my two sons.

Legal Insights from Jonathan

Open for Business

Partnership, LLP or Company?

Directors Duties 

Corporate Governance Reform – A Corporate Governance Code for Private Limited Companies 

Shareholder Resolutions 

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M McLellan

Your service has been first rate. Please accept our thanks and rest assured we will ask you to help if the need arises - and will continue to recommend B&B to our friends.

The Legal 500 2021

I found dealing with Jonathan Aldersley regarding a partner buyout, easy and straightforward, with easy explanations in layman terms

The Legal 500 2021

Jonathan Aldersley is the partner who is in charge of our account – this he accomplishes with great dedication, efficiency, knowledge and skill.

Alexander Atkinson

I would like to thank you and your team for all of your help and support over the last few months. I will again be using your firm in the near future and will recommend yourself to any family or friends who need a solicitor who is specialised in commercial law.

Thank you for delivering an excellent presentation this morning. The feedback from the Trustees has been very positive. You delivered some extremely important messages in a clear and proportionate manner which was refreshing and gave the reassurances to the Trustees.

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