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  • EHL Family Law Team
    Family Law – Cohabiting Statistics
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    Did you know that 17% of families are cohabiting? Below is an infographic looking into the latest cohabiting statistics and facts. If you would like to talk to someone about an issue or concern you have or would like support, advice and guidance please do not hesitate to contact the family law team on 0116 266… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    What do references to “children” mean in Wills and trusts?
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    A seemingly simple question, surely, what does “children” mean?  People often make gifts in Wills and trusts to their own children, to the children of relatives or friends, or to other individuals whose status depends on parentage. Some gifts refer to a beneficiary by name, for example, “I give £10,000 to my son Edward Hands”…. Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Help to Buy ISA
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    The Help to Buy ISA was launched in December 2015 and is a scheme which the government has introduced for first time buyers. The government have stated that too many families are currently renting and as a result have introduced this scheme to allow first time buyers to save enough money for a deposit.  … Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Total Inheritance Tax Paid Increases Again – Will the New Rules Bring this to an End?
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    Data released by the government this summer has revealed that the money we pay in inheritance tax has risen for a fifth straight year. Whereas, in the 2009-10 financial year we paid £2,848 million in inheritance tax, the 2014-15 bill reached £3,825 million – representing an increase of over 34% in the period.    … Learn more

  • Ashley Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    George Osborne announces how to end the home-ownership crisis
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    In the news lately there has been a great discussion about George Osborne’s announcement on how to end the home-ownership crisis the UK has been suffering since a peak in 2003.           George Osborne has announced that there will be £7 billion spent on building 400,000 new homes across the UK… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Infographic – How divorce affects children
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    Below is an infographic that looks into how divorce affects children and what parents can do to make the process less stressful for the whole family. This infographic is part of the series of posts related to Resolution Week 2015 – which started on Monday 23rd and raises awareness that parents should put their children’s… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Quotes from Children involved in Child Inclusive Mediation
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    At the beginning of the week I wrote a blog about what ‘Child Inclusive Mediation‘ is and how it can give a voice to children when parents are going through a divorce. When parents go through a divorce, children are obviously effected by the changes that take place and it is common for them to divide… Learn more

  • Jyoti Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    How does buying a new build differ from a house within a chain?
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    The difference between a new build property and a property in a chain is the way that the property is sold. A new build property is usually sold by developers and is sold to you without the pressures of other people. A property that is held in a chain is usually sold to you through… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    How to deal with divorce when children are involved
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    When a relationship breaks down and there are children involved the first thought for many people is normally, “how do I minimise the upheaval and disruption for the children?”             When we are dealing with a divorce our clients normally ask the following: How do I make sure the children… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Child Inclusive Mediation
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    How can children have a Voice when the parents separate? At Edward Hands & Lewis  Direct Consultation Service we provide a way for the children’s voices to be heard and their views to be taken into consideration in a safe and neutral environment.  These views can be fed back to you in a separate mediation… Learn more

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