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Jonathan is a solicitor in the corporate, commercial and IP department. He undertakes a broad range of corporate, commercial and IP work, both transactional and advisory, acting for a range of clients including private limited companies, charities and owner managed businesses of various sizes.

Jonathan’s commercial practice mainly consists of assisting clients with: commercial contracts, e-commerce and websites, standard terms/conditions of business, outsourcing agreements, data protection, privacy and cookie policies, employment contracts and settlement agreements.

In addition to his commercial work Jonathan also assist with corporate aspects such as: Partnerships and LLPs, Shareholder and Partnership agreements, Corporate governance advice, Company formations, administration and compliance as well as buying, selling and merging companies and businesses.

If Jonathan is unavailable please contact Jacqui Murray-Smith 01732 375314,


  • Advised a small owner run business in relation to website terms and conditions concerning the sale of goods and services.
  • Advised on the sale of a small owner run business.
  • Advised a company entering into an outsourcing agreement concerning the management of recreation centre.
  • Advised a local authority in relation to user terms and conditions for their website as well as privacy and cookies policy.
  • Assisted on a matter concerning breach of confidence and directors duties.
  • Advised the founders of an online retail app in respect of privacy policy and terms and conditions of use of the app.
  • Assisted on a matter concerning infringement of the client’s intellectual property rights.
  • Advised a company on employment contracts and consultancy agreement when contracting with consultants through a service company.
  • Regularly advises clients in relation to personal guarantees.
  • Regularly advises clients in relation to proposed settlement agreements concerning employment matters.

Recognition & Memberships

  • The Law Society (England & Wales)
  • Kent & East Sussex Junior Lawyers Division

Legal 500 2019 – Recommended Lawyer

News & Insights

Faced with the daunting prospect of taking legal action against my business partner, I met with Kevin Sullivan and Jonathan Booton to discuss the available options to achieve the best outcome while bearing in mind the need to keep costs to an absolute minimum. Their sound advice and the competent way in which they guided me through an unfamiliar process were instrumental in achieving a much better resolution than I could have wished for. Throughout what was an extremely unpleasant and stressful time I was greatly reassured by their manifest integrity and professionalism. If I ever need the services of a firm of solicitors in the future I will certainly go to Warners first.

A recent client