Legal Work Experience in Sussex

Last updated on March 9th, 2020 at 04:56 pm

Work Experience Placements

Every year we offer three two-week summer work experience placements at The Jonathan Lea Network. We also offer one week work experience placements every Christmas and Easter (on such mutually convenient dates that are agreed with a candidate). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is either studying or has recently completed a law degree, the GDL conversion course or the LPC to gain practical experience at a commercial law firm during the summer of 2020, from:

Monday 22nd June to Friday 3rd July;

Monday 13th July to Friday 24th July; and

Monday 3rd August to Friday 14th August.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from those who might want to study the LPC part time. In such cases we are interested in offering a job with us to fit around academic studies, as well as sponsorship for the LPC fees. There is also a chance that those who do work experience may be offered a paralegal (current starting salary £20k) or training contract (current first year starting salary £27k) role with us.

The Jonathan Lea Network is a forward thinking specialist business law firm that from 2017 to 2019 increased its turnover six-fold and continues to grow strongly. You can find out more about us here.

Our office is based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, 10 minutes walk from the train station.

Our clients include leading technology startups, celebrities, media companies and entrepreneurs across a range of industry sectors.

Most of our clients are based in and around London, while our work is also frequently international in scope.

The experience you can expect to gain working with us will be varied and should encompasses the following:

  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • investment rounds;
  • SEIS and EIS tax reliefs;
  • joint ventures;
  • shareholder disputes and buy outs;
  • commercial agreements and terms and conditions;
  • intellectual property matters;
  • employee and consultancy agreements; and
  • company law and financial services regulation advice.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter, along with any other relevant information you feel would help your application, to