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  • Market Harborough office open for business
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    We have now opened a new office on St. Marys Road in Market Harborough. The branch, headed by managing director Jason Hathaway, specialises in a variety of law including Business Law, Family Law, Conveyancing, Wills and Probate and Personal Injury. The office is open from 9.00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday. So if you are in the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Disability Related Discrimination
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    Disability related discrimination makes it unlawful to treat a person less favourably because of a reason relating to their disability. This protection from discrimination has been particularly important for employees. This area of law has seen some dramatic changes over the past 2 years. A House of Lords decision in 2008 examined the issue of… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Agency Law
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    In a normal contractual relationship privity of contract exists between the two parties entering into the agreement. This normally means only the contractual parties can rely on the terms of the contract. Agency law allows a principal to appoint an agent to conclude contracts with third parties that, providing the agent has acted within the… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    The Law on Surrogacy
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    Traditionally, surrogacy has been viewed by lawmakers as a practice which should be discouraged. In 1985, the Court of Appeal refused even to allow contact between a biological father and the child who was conceived through a surrogate, calling surrogacy a ‘most ugly practice.’ The law can now recognise people who use a surrogate to… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Severing a Joint Tenancy
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    There are two different ways in which you can jointly own a property – ‘Joint Tenancy’ and ‘Tenancy in Common.’ Both have different legal rules and consequences. It is possible to sever a Joint Tenancy, which turns it into a Tenancy in Common. Joint Tenancy A Joint Tenancy is the automatic way in which two… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Civil Partnerships
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    Civil Partnerships were introduced in 2005 as an equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples. However, some differences between marriage and civil partnerships remain. There is controversy as to whether these differences should continue and the government is expected to announce planned changes shortly. Religion and civil partnerships When civil partnerships were launched, they were restricted… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Franchising
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    Franchising is the granting of rights to a franchisee to use an existing business model. It can be a great way to rapidly expand and grow a business. To be successful the existing business model must be suitable for franchising, meaning that it must be possible to replicate in its entirety elsewhere. The franchisor normally… Learn more

  • Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
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    The country needs entrepreneurs now more than ever. Do you have what it takes? Here are Peter Jones (from Dragons’ Den) ten top tips on what it takes to be an entrepreneur: Rule 1: Have a vision Your vision is your destination. You’ll need a map to help you reach that destination, which will be… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    New paternity rules could leave fathers holding the baby
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    There has been a vast amount of discussion this week about the changes to paternity rules that are due to come into force in April of this year. Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave at the statutory rate of pay (currently £124.88) and mothers are entitled to twenty-six weeks ordinary maternity and… Learn more

  • New office opening soon!
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    Solicitors in Loughborough, edward hands and lewis are thrilled to announce we will be opening a new office in Market Harborough in the coming months. We are very excited to become part of the busy and successful business centre in Market Harborough and are delighted to be in the strongest possible position to service Leicestershire… Learn more

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