Last updated on September 3rd, 2019 at 05:55 pm

Welcome to
‘The Jonathan Lea Network’

We are a firm of solicitors based in Haywards Heath, Mid-Sussex. We work with clients throughout the UK and around the world, adopting a tailored, pragmatic and clear approach to each matter we take on.

Put simply, through our work we aim to increase your profit, protection and free time. We only accept instructions on matters where we know we can add value and will always ensure that clients have the benefit of fee certainty, including a commitment to fixed fees where possible.

How to acquire a public house

 Published 16 days ago

There are a variety of ways in which a public house (commonly referred to as a pub) can be purchased and this blog will act as an easy to follow guide to assist you through every step of the acquisition process.

Completion Accounts and Locked-Box Mechanisms

 Published 23 days ago

Completion accounts are special purpose transaction accounts used in M&A deals. They are often used to verify the target company’s actual financial position at completion mirrors the accounts on which the parties based their valuation on and expected when signing the deal.

Section 431 elections: An overview of how and why they are used

 Published 27 days ago

In a corporate transaction, where shares are being transferred or issued to employees or directors, it is common practice for these individuals to be advised or required to sign a section 431 election. This blog examines what a section 431 election is, its rationale and how it is used in the context of employment-related securities.

What is R&D tax relief and why you should claim it

 Published 49 days ago

Research and Development tax reliefs (R&D tax reliefs) are government schemes, administered through HMRC, to drive productivity and growth in the economy by rewarding UK limited companies for investing in innovative solutions that solve scientific and technological problems.

Demerging: what to do if you want to split your business into two separate parts

 Published 51 days ago

So you’ve decided to split your business into separate parts, and you want those parts to be owned entirely independently of each other. This might be because parts of the business are developing in very different ways, or it may be because you have a buyer for one part, but not for the other.