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  • How can Debt recovery tackle rising court costs?

    How can debt recovery tackle rising court costs?   Barely a year goes by without an increase in the court fees for civil claims, including taking a debtor to court – and the increases in just the past three years have been truly eye-watering.   It began on April 22nd 2014, when fees for claims… Learn more

  • Setting up a business – top ten tips for budding entrepreneurs

    Every business starts out with an idea.  But how do you go from concept to getting your business off the ground?  We have outlined Peter Jones’ (of Dragons Den) top ten tips before, and this is our version of them. 1: Have a goal This is your end position, your goal.  What are you aiming for?… Learn more

  • Leicester’s EHL Group Acquires Three Site Nottingham Law Firm

    EHL Group, best known for their 119 year old law firm Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors has successfully acquired three-branch Nottinghamshire-based legal firm Sheltons Solicitors. The merger with EHL was officially signed and completed on Wednesday 28th September and all of Sheltons Solicitors’ 26 staff and five partners have joined EHL. Sheltons Solicitors delivers both… Learn more

  • The Results are in: We are OUT

    Having sat up through the night to watch the counts come in, it is clear that there is a relatively even split throughout  the United Kingdom and the vote has been won by a relatively narrow margin.  But looking at each region individually, there are huge differences in specific areas.  Turnout has been higher than… Learn more

  • Did you know we are opening 3 new branches in Beeston, Hinckley and Oadby?

    I am excited to reveal that EHL Solicitors’ branch network will be expanding and in the next few month’s offices in Beeston, Hinckley and Oadby will be officially opened. I am especially thrilled about Beeston, as this is our first branch in Nottinghamshire. I am sure having a presence in Nottingham will present many exciting… Learn more

  • What does franchising involve?

    Whilst many have heard of franchising and understand that a franchise is a type of business structure, not everyone is aware of what they actually involve.           The key feature of a franchise is that the Franchisor agrees to share his proven formula for success in his field of business with… Learn more

  • Section 561 the companies act 2006

    Section 561 of the Companies Act 2006 governs the statutory rights of pre-emption in a situation whereby a company allots shares.           Where a company decides to allot shares to a person who is not an existing shareholder, it cannot do so without first offering these shares to its existing shareholders… Learn more

  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – Know Your Rights

    Consumer Rights Law used to be ambiguous, with many business owners and consumers unsure of where they stood. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015. The Act deals with business to consumer transactions and updates and replaces a number of pieces of legislation, including the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, the… Learn more

  • Dragon Boat Race Successfully Raised Money for When You Wish Upon A Star Charity

    Rowers from Edward Hands and Lewis Leicester branch took part in a Dragon Boat Race to raise money and awareness for the When You Wish Upon A Star Charity on 6th June in Leicester. The team raised a total of £1,082 which went towards the Charity’s end target of £10,000. Local businesses from around Leicestershire… Learn more

  • M&A: Business Purchase Transaction: What should the Heads of Terms cover?

    Agreeing a purchase of a business is a complicated process. There will be numerous key points and outline positions agreed between the parties, in addition to the obvious negotiation of the purchase price, before a handshake takes place. It is in the heads of terms that these key points and outline positions are documented and,… Learn more


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