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  • EHL Family Law Team
    Martin of Market Harborough blogging from the basin
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      Hello again fellow citizens from a sunny Market Harborough. Admittedly there’s a shortage of sails, masts and bikini-clad lovelies but the basin’s had a distinctly Mediterranean feel this week. As we’re south facing its been pretty warm in here but I’ve already promised my compatriots Martin and Frances that the first one to complain… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    What taxes do you pay?
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    A large proportion of your income may go towards paying taxes and typically it is estimated that around 35% of the money we earn goes on tax. Direct taxes such as income tax and National Insurance account for 20% of the money we earn. Indirect Taxes such as VAT, duty on alcohol and petrol and… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How to recover your property if you are a landlord.
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      We are instructed by Landlords across the country who find themselves in a position where they must evict tenants from their residential properties.  This can be for numerous reasons including where the tenant has fallen into rent arrears, there has been a breach the tenancy agreement, the landlord wishes to sell the property or… Learn more

  • How to grow your business post recession
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    Following a long period of recession it can feel as though business has been treading water for the last 5 years.  However, those businesses that have survived (and we deal with a large number that have done precisely that) are now looking for opportunities to grow. Some of the more tried and tested approaches of… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Buying or selling a house in Market Harborough
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      We are accredited with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the gold standard awarded by the Law Society for solicitors providing conveyancing services.  However, we strive for even higher standards and have won awards for our excellent client service.  Now we are bringing that conveyancing expertise to Market Harborough. Buying a house is a huge investment,… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    International Children Disputes on the Increase
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      There has been a four fold increase in the number of international family disputes since 2008 reported by Lord Justice Thorpe, who is the specialist Judge to which these matters are reported. One obvious reason for this has been the ever increasing number of international families who are subject not only to the pressures… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Market Harborough: long live the market!
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    Congratulations to the market stall traders in Market Harborough, and to the local people who supported their campaign to secure funding to keep the indoor market at the heart of our community. Harborough District Council had been considering moving traders from the Market Harborough Market Hall and leasing it to a major retail chain.  But… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Help is at hand for those faced with legal aid cuts in Leicestershire
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    As of 1st April 2013 the scope of civil aid was cut in an effort to save £350 million. Many people who would have received legal aid for divorce, child custody, clinical negligence, welfare, employment, immigration, housing, debt, benefit and education are now longer able to receive help for legal fees. In response to the… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Could your assets be set to go to the Court of Protection?
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      The Court of Protection usually operates in a very quiet way, but the Daily Mail has raised a challenge as to how the Court manages funds for thousands of people who are unable to manage their own financial affairs. In most of the 23,000 or so cases that go before the Court of Protection… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Did you know you can get fixed fee divorce after the legal aid cuts
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      The reduction in Legal Aid which came into force in April 2013 has meant that many people are left to struggle with large legal bills or take on a DIY divorce.   Here at Edward Hands and Lewis we have devised a fixed fee which will assist everyone who fits into the above category…. Learn more


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