Three years ago, Jonathan Lea was working as a self-employed consultant solicitor, bringing in revenue of around £70,000 a year. This year, his fast-growing firm is on track to reach turnover of £1m. It even managed a 125 per cent increase in turnover during 2020 – a year that most law firms would rather forget.

Based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex, the Jonathan Lea Network provides business law services to an entrepreneurial client base. Initially, its clients were mainly fast-growing technology companies, but this has now broadened to include more established companies – and even a publicly listed client, with which the firm has a retainer for commercial contracts work.

For technology start-ups, th...

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