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  • Lost Unregistered Deeds
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    In order to sell property you must be able to prove ownership and the right to sell. Most properties in England and Wales are registered at The Land Registry. If the house is registered then the Land Registry will hold details of the property and its registered owner. The Land Registry will also hold copies… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Shared Parental Leave
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    Not to be confused with the current unpaid parental leave system, Shared Parental Leave is a new right that allows mothers, fathers and adopters flexibility in how leave is taken following the birth or placement of a child. They are due to take effect from 5 April 2015 meaning eligible employees will be able to… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    EHL Solicitors takes on record number of trainee solicitors
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    EHL Solicitors has taken on an unprecedented number of trainee solicitors this Autumn and Winter. The firm, whose head office is in Leicester but which has branches nationwide, has confirmed 7 new training contracts have been awarded. In August & September the firm took on two trainees in Bijal Patel and Elle Reynolds. In addition… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Rebecca Gunn wins boxing match for Cancer Research UK
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    I woke up Sunday morning and made myself a hearty breakfast; scrambled egg and avocado pitas. It was hard to eat as I felt so incredibly nervous! I didn’t know what to expect and could not believe how nervous I felt. I was overwhelmed with well wishes both by phone and social media and I… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Charitable legacies – know the score!
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    Most of us are aware that if we make a gift to charity in our Will, the gift isn’t taxed for Inheritance Tax.  However, it is also possible to reduce the amount of Inheritance tax paid by the estate even further if the gift is over a certain amount. Usually 40% inheritance tax would be… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Avoiding Family Disputes
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    The making of a Will and the wishes contained in the Will were often seen by past generations as something which should remain confidential until their death. The terms of a Will were rarely discussed or explained despite the fact it may contain contentious issues. Times have changed. Home ownership has resulted in a wealthier… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Will an Executor or Personal Representative be personally liable for the obligations under a lease that was in the deceased’s sole name?
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    The loss of a family member is a difficult period for anyone.  But one area that often causes confusion is understanding whether the person dealing with their Estate is liable for commitments that they entered into during their lifetime. One commonly seen situation is where a husband and wife jointly operate a business, but the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    A “DIY Divorce” will take longer
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    The Firm Hugh James conducted an analysis of court records and found that an average divorce will now take three weeks longer than it did less than a year ago. This is largely attributed to those acting without the representation of a lawyer. In the first quarter of this year a typical divorce with representation… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is Pre-Action Disclosure?
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    Litigation can be expensive with the outcome uncertain.  As such, litigants ought to consider making use of the court’s power to order disclosure, pre-action, so before proceedings have commenced, to determine whether there are documents in their opponent’s possession which have a great impact upon the evidence available to resolve the dispute. The court’s power… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Wembley development for local businesses, residents and visitors
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    As a rapidly expanding area in London, the Brent Council are in the process of developing Wembley into a modern economy for local businesses, residents and visitors. The area is already well-known for its football ‘game days’ and good food on Ealing road, and now its new shopping complex. These have all proved to be… Learn more


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