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  • UK house prices expected to fall in 2015
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    After a growth of approximately 7.8% in the market this year, it has been said that the market may drop by around 0.8% in 2015.  Properties are staying on the market for longer and viewings by potential buyers are falling. The Centre for Economics and Business Research have said that affordability is becoming a real… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Inheritance and modern family arrangements
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    It is a basic principle of English Law that an individual is entitled to make a Will to leave their estate to whoever they choose.  There are certain rules that affect the validity of a will (such as the signature being witnessed), but so long as the will is valid, only those within certain categories… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is the court trying to achieve?
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    Dealing with the court can be a daunting prospect for any litigant and one should hope being involved in court proceedings is a rarity, if it occurs at all.  When enquiries are made of us about the prospect of proceedings we seek to ensure a client, of potential client, is aware of what exactly the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Child Maintenance has changed
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    As the CSA changes to the Child Maintenance Service the CSA begins its case closing process, which is expected to take 3 years due to a caseload of 800,000,00 historic cases. The initial closing process begins with the “nil-assessed” cases. There are cases which, because of the circumstances of the non-resident parent it has been… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    If the worker is an employee, you should operate PAYE and deduct and account for tax and NICs.
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    If the worker is an employee, you should operate PAYE and deduct and account for tax and NICs. If the worker is self-employed, they should invoice for their services and will be responsible for their own tax and NICs. It is for you (as potential employer) to determine the employment status of the worker. There… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Restrictive covenants and the principle of unity of seisin
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    A restrictive covenant on land is a restriction on the free use of that property; it may state that the land cannot be used for a specific purpose, or that building work cannot be done.  In order for there to be a restriction (the burden) someone else must have the benefit of that restriction. Under… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Week 1 of training – white collar boxing
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    Bravely or foolishly, I signed myself up to the ladies ultra white-collar boxing at the beginning of the summer in aid of Cancer Research. The charity event includes eight week’s free training at the Raging bull gym in Leicester and at the end of the eight weeks you are matched up and take part in… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Sapcote Bloom Group – come and see us!
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    Here at Edward Hands and Lewis we are very proud not only being a friendly firm who are committed to delivering value but also a firm that is involved with their surrounding community. On Saturday 18th October Edward Hands & Lewis are working in partnership with the Sapcote Bloom Group who are holding their annual… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Removal of Children from England and Wales for a holiday
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    Parents who are nationals of countries which are outside of England and Wales will often want to take their children to their birth country for a holiday. This can often raise concerns where the parents are separated, in that one parent may fear the other parent will not return with the child from holiday. This… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    “Peace of Mind” Planning
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    A report commissioned by FTSE 100 life and pensions company Friends Provident suggests the over 50 population now command approximately 80% of the UK’s wealth. The Freetirement Generation report, undertaken by social trend researchers the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) revealed a generation enjoying a life of “Freetirement”, without the burden of debt free to… Learn more


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