The More Radio Child of Sussex Awards 2022!

Last Friday night saw the team at The Jonathan Lea Network head to the Grand Hotel in Brighton for More Radio’s Child of Sussex Awards!

It was a fantastic evening full of incredible stories of bravery, courage, inspiring sporting achievements and more. We were also lucky enough to be regaled with magic from a local table magician which left us all baffled and in awe.

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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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JLN Supports Kangaroos 24hr Football Challenge

On Friday 24th June we were thrilled to take part in the Kangaroos Sussex charity football match at the K2 in Crawley, joining many teams from across Sussex to play with the Thomas Bennett Community College Football Academy and completing a marathon 24 hour football challenge to raise funds for children with learning disabilities.

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How To Negotiate University Spin Outs

Investment in UK university spin outs reached £1.11b in 2020, which is a significant increase from the £577m raised in 2011. Although the number of deals has decreased since its peak in 2017, university spin outs remain a popular and important method for UK universities to commercialise their knowledge and research.

This blog outlines some of the key aspects that founders should consider when negotiating university spin outs with the universities themselves.

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The potential pitfalls of referring to employee share option plans in employment offers and contracts and how to do so safely

What are employee share option plans and why would you implement them?

Employee share options provide employees with rights to acquire shares in a company (usually the employing company or a member of the same group) at a pre-agreed fixed price (often called the exercise price or strike price) in the future. Normally, the exercise price is the market value of the shares at the time the option is granted.

For example, an employee could be granted an option to buy 100 shares at a price of £1.00 per share.

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