Solicitors

What is Administrative Restoration of a Company?

Administrative restoration refers to the process of applying to the Registrar of Companies to have a struck off company reinstated. This process is not available for companies that voluntarily dissolved, its main purpose is to aid companies that were dissolved by the Registrar of Companies. If your company was not dissolved by the Registrar of Companies, it is still possible to apply for a court order to have your company reinstated.

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – Changes

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are integral pillars of the UK start-up economy. Angel investors who are willing to take significant risks by investing start-ups and small businesses will usually also want to take advantage of income tax deductions on their investment and benefit from no capital gains tax (CGT) liability arising upon the sale of their shares further down the line.

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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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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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Fiji Sapara joins The Jonathan Lea Network team

We are pleased to announce that Fiji Sapara has joined our retained team at our head office in Haywards Heath as a paralegal.

Fiji is another one of our two-week work experience placement students who impressed us and we are thrilled to offer her a full-time paralegal role. We expect Fiji will play a key role in supporting the whole team and we hope she can stay and develop with us over the long term.

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