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  • 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

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Have you heard about Resolution Week 2015?
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    What is Resolution Week?           Resolution is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.  For the last 4 years Resolution has been promoting Dispute Resolution Week in November and this year it will be… Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Right to buy – who can apply?
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    “Right to buys” is often mentioned the media and has been discussed by politicians. But what is a right to buy? Quite simply a right to buy, is a scheme which allows council tenants to buy their council houses. Interestingly the scheme allows for a discount on purchase and as of 6th April 2015 you… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Grandparents Rights
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    There is no doubt that relationship between a child and their grandparents is unique.   Grandparents are increasingly playing an important role in family life.  Following  breakdown of marriage or long-term partnerships  grandparents can feel powerless. When parents relationships break down grandchildren are known to confide to the grandparents and if that is the case… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Do cohabiting couples have the same rights as married couples?
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    Cohabitating Couples are the  fastest growing family types.  According to the Official National Statistics (ONS) there are currently around 3.2 million unmarried couples living together. Research also highlights that cohabiting couples are seen as socially acceptable family environment for children, with over half the people believing that marriage is not important provided the parents are… Learn more

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