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Jonathan WatersManaging Partner

H&K – Profiles (Jonathan Waters)

Jonathan has been practising as a solicitor for more than 20 years, dealing with a full range of transactional and commercial work including:

  • business acquisitions and disposals;
  • corporate refinancing;
  • management buyouts;
  • group reorganisations;
  • share buybacks; and
  • commercial agreements.

He has built an extensive following of clients, including in the healthcare sector where he represents several national operators and serial acquirers. He also advises charity clients on complex restructuring and operational issues. Jonathan is named and recommended in his field in The Legal 500, an independently researched guide to the UK legal profession.

As Managing Partner, Jonathan is responsible for central management issues, including the firm’s overall strategy and direction.


  • "Honest, trustworthy and professional. Jonathan has proved invaluable over our 10+ year relationship with H&K. He has worked in and led on some of our biggest projects over that time and has always acted in a professional and personal manner delivering time in time out. His breath of knowledge and expertise in his field is second to none!"

    - Client of Jonathan Waters

  • "Jonathan Waters delivered exactly what we wanted, when we wanted it. He was first class."

    - Client of Jonathan Waters

  • "Jonathan has demonstrated immense knowledge of our sector for many years. Specialisation is everything when dealing with corporate clients and cases. I would not hesitate in recommending him."

    - Client of Jonathan Waters

  • "Jonathan went above and beyond the call of duty on two separate occasions when he travelled to our office for meetings. He carried out our legal work with minimum disruption to our business."

    - Client of Jonathan Waters

  • "Jonathan explains things in a very straightforward manner and is friendly and approachable. I would recommend Jonathan to anyone who wants professional, no nonsense, minimal jargon support and advice."

    - Client of Jonathan Waters

  • "Efficient, diligent and commercially minded, Jonathan Waters receives praise for his ability to prioritise his clients' needs effectively."

    - Chambers & Partners