If you are thinking of starting a company (or are a shareholder), it is important that you know the difference between a company’s Articles of Association (“Articles”) and a Shareholders’ Agreement. Every company registered in England and Wales must have Articles; a company simply cannot be formed without them. The Articles set out the company’s governance structure and basically operate as a rule book. If you are a shareholder, it is within your interests to ensure that the Articles are appropriate to the company and how it operates.Read More »
Once a company has set up and is operating an EMI share scheme, more often than not, those at the company managing the scheme only diarise for the dates on which certain employees’ options will vest and be capable of exercise. Unfortunately, there is an additional date which needs to be added to the diary – this is the EMI Annual Reporting Deadline.Read More »
We are thrilled to see Jonathan Lea’s latest advertorial included in this month’s Sussex Living Magazine’s.Read More »
We are excited to be included in the latest issue of Lindfield Life where Jonathan Lea talks about meeting all your legal needs.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
A consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998.
This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 8 March 2022
Questionnaire (See page 111 of the consultation paper)Read More »
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.Read More »
The territory of the internet is far from being a lawless land. Earlier, the regulations were perplexing and were in their infancy. In today’s fast-paced world, the rights and duties in such a virtual environment are transparent and incredibly well defined. As it is a universe in which the exchange of information is constant and very rich, ranging from Former US President Barack Obama’s Hope Poster to the famous Indian music director Ilayaraja, one of the most sensitive and controversial issues in this regard is copyright infringement. But what is copyright?Read More »
The Jonathan Lea Network continues to build and we are pleased to announce that in the last three months we have welcomedfive new consultants to our team.Read More »