Mark Cowling joins The Jonathan Lea Network

We welcome Mark Cowling to The Jonathan Lea Network team as one of our new consultants.

Mark trained and worked for several years at leading New Zealand law firm Minter Ellison before then relocating to the UK. For the past 11 years he worked as an inhouse solicitor at Next Retail Limited and as lead counsel for two of its subsidiaries, Lipsy Limited and Marie Claire Beauty Limited. 

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SEIS and EIS and Successfully Raising Early Stage Investment Rounds Webinar

The Jonathan Lea Network will be hosting another webinar which we welcome you to join for free. 

This webinar will focus on the SEIS and EIS tax reliefs and successfully raising early stage investment rounds.  The team at JLN advise on hundreds of these matters every year. It will take place on Tuesday 6th October at 5pm.

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Minimising and Resolving Shareholder Disputes Webinar

The Jonathan Lea Network will be hosting another webinar on Tuesday 4th November at 5pm which we welcome you to join for free. 

This webinar will look at how best to minimise and resolve shareholder disputes, hosted by Jonathan Lea who will be joined by our experienced dispute resolution solicitor Kishan Bhatt and one of our trainee solicitors, Simon Brooks.

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The Jonathan Lea Network Summer Party 2020

Dubbed as “Pimms, Canapés & Croquet Party”, this year’s Jonathan Lea Network Summer Party did not disappoint – despite all COVID-19 restrictions.

Located in the heart of West Sussex with breathing views of the South Downs, South Lodge Hotel was a lovely setting in which to hold our summer party and celebrate the end of the lockdown.

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Do the Government have the legal authority to enforce mask wearing?

From the 24th of July 2020, the UK Government announced that in certain public places, face coverings would be mandatory. This decision has generated considerable debate. Social media platforms have been instrumental in placing blame for the spread of the virus on those who choose not to, or those who cannot, comply with recent measures. However, it can be said that this blame is misplaced. Not only is there a lack of scientific evidence to suggest that masks are effective, the Government have also enforced these measures without the law to support them.

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