Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 03:58 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.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed workers

 Published 7 days ago

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a new package to help employers retain staff during the Coronavirus pandemic, such as the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), under which government grants (as opposed to loans) will be used to help employers cover 80% of the salary of PAYE employees who would otherwise have been laid off as a result of the downturn created by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Significance of the security of tenure provisions contained within Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

 Published 50 days ago

In the case of commercial property leases/business tenancies, security of tenure is effectively a statutory right which allows the tenant to renew its tenancy at the end of the contractual term.

How to acquire a public house

 Published 80 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 87 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 91 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.