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.

What are ‘good leavers and bad leavers’ and why are they important?

 Published 0 days ago

What are good leavers and bad leavers? A shareholders’ agreement will typically include a provision for ‘good and bad leavers’, which sets out rules to determine how much a shareholder leaving a company is entitled to for their shares and under what circumstances the shares can be sold. – Good Leavers A good leaver’s shares […]

Warranties and the disclosure letter explained

 Published 13 days ago

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 10:52 amThe disclosure process The disclosure process is a key part of a private acquisition and a full and proper disclosure exercise is in both parties’ interests. It is the seller’s opportunity to disclose any liabilities or potential liabilities to the buyer in order to have a successful […]

What is share dilution and how do you protect against it?

 Published 29 days ago

Share dilution occurs when a company issues new shares such as in a future round of investment, or perhaps on exercise of share options granted. The issuance of new shares will dilute the percentage of an existing shareholder’s interest in the company, although the number of shares they own remains the same.

Image rights in England and Wales

 Published 32 days ago

Last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 11:03 amWhat are image rights? Image rights can be described as: “the expression of a personality in the public domain”. The provision of image rights in law enables “the definition, value, commercial exploitation and protection of image rights associated with a person”. In the context of a football […]

How Long Does It Take To Get SEIS And EIS Advance Assurance?

 Published 127 days ago

An overview of how long you should expect to wait to hear back from HMRC once SEIS and EIS advance assurance applications have been made. We get asked this question a lot!