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  • 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

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Law Shop Make Over
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    Solicitors in Loughborough, edward hands and lewis brings you a new look Law Shop. With a new team, new clinics and a new layout the Law Shop is now in the best possible position to provide accessible legal services to the local community. Our new Law Shop team is being headed up by Emma Popat,… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Legal News – prenuptial agreements. The news explained.
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    An important legal story in the news recently has focused on pre-nuptial agreements. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that pre-nuptial agreements should be enforceable in the United Kingdom.   Before getting married, the husband of wealthy German heiress Katrin Radmacher had signed an agreement to not make any claims on her estate in the… Learn more

  • Our new branch opens in Loughborough
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    The Law Shop from Edward, Hands & Lewis is now open for business. The opening times are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The new branch is located at 13-14 Market Street, Loughborough. LE11 3EP. Please feel free to pop in and discuss your legal requirements with… Learn more

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