The Jonathan Lea Network hosted the HHBA Networking Night

We were delighted to have an almost full turnout for the Haywards Heath Business Association (HHBA) Networking Event, hosted at our offices recently. With music from resident DJ, Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Kent Reynolds, the wine was flowing and great conversations were held between local businesses and contacts throughout Mid Sussex.

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Do Employees Have To Use Gender Pronouns In Email Signatures?

Gender pronouns refer to the person you are addressing. They include he/him/his, she/her/hers and they/them. Most people assign someone a pronoun based on their exterior appearance, on how they dress themselves etc. However, some people may choose a different pronoun than what their outward appearance may suggest. Under the Equality Act (EA) 2010, there are nine protected characteristics including; age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race and religion or belief.

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The Jonathan Lea Network Continues To Expand!

The Jonathan Lea Network Welcomes Two New Joiners To Their Retained Team And Two New Consultant Solicitors.

We are excited to announce another two team members have joined the retained team at our head office in Haywards Heath. Adrian Samuel has joined as a Dispute Resolution Solicitor and Fathima Nizam as a Junior Accounts Assistant.

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Generic Discrimination on the Basis of Vaccination Status Letter

This is an easily-adaptable letter to a venue which you can use to refuse Covid-19 vaccinations as a condition of entry to venues in the United Kingdom. It is well-established at both common law and statute that no-one can be forced to take medical treatment in the UK and anyone doing so, or attempting to do so, exposes themselves to criminal and / or civil liability.

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The National Security and Investment Act 2021

On 4 January 2022, the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSIA”) came into force. The NSIA replaces the existing provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, provisions that previously dealt with possible public interest issues arising from mergers. The rules of the NSIA apply to any qualifying acquisition (detailed below) of an entity (e.g., a company) or any qualifying acquisition of assets (e.g., intellectual property or land). The NSIA may also capture transactions beyond that of standard mergers and acquisitions such as minority investments, where qualifying interests or rights are acquired. 

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George Harrison Joins The Jonathan Lea Network

We are very pleased to announce that George Harrison has recently joined our retained team at our central office on Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath as a full-time paralegal. 

George initially joined us in January to complete a three-week internship; we were so impressed that we offered him a paralegal role, and in the future we hope to offer him a training contract to become a solicitor. 

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