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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Auto enrolment Part 1: what employers need to do
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    The Pensions Regulator may already have sent you a letter to remind you about auto enrolment for your business.  Employers will need to enrol many of their employees into a work based pension scheme and pay some pension contributions, regardless of the size of the business. Work out your “Staging Date” The ‘staging date’ is… Learn more

  • What is an Early Repayment Charge?
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    Most mortgage products have a penalty charge to pay if you redeem the mortgage within a certain period of time. The exact amount depends on the type of mortgage you have and your lender. It is usually equivalent to one or two month’s interest. The earlier in the term you repay the loan, the higher the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    National minimum Wage Increases
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    The National Minimum Wage increases from £6.31 to £6.50 an hour from today for those over 21. 18 to 20 year olds see an increase to £5.13 with under 18’s being entitled to £3.79 an hour and those on apprenticeships seeing a slight rise to £2.73 an hour. All workers are entitled to the minimum… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    We welcome James Coupland to the Market Harborough Branch
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    From Monday 29th September, James Coupland, a Conveyancing Executive will join our Market Harborough Branch.  James has a wealth of experience in conveyancing and can assist with any conveyancing enquiries.  Whether you are buying or selling a house or simply transferring a property into someone else’s name, please do not hesitate to contact James who… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    We are recruiting at EHL Harrow!
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    On 1st May 2014 Edward Hands and Lewis opened a new branch on Pinner Road in North Harrow. The new office is in a great location as it is around the corner from North Harrow tube station and easily accessible for all clients whether travelling on foot, by car or using public transport.   Having… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    National Minimum Wage Act – October 2014 changes
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    The National Minimum Wage Act dictates the minimum hourly rate of pay for employees depending on age and whether or not the ‘employee’ is an apprentice. To qualify for protection under the National Minimum Wage Act the candidate / employee must be at least school leaving age and, quite obviously, employed.   From 01 October… Learn more

  • Who pays off your mortgage on completion?
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    A common question asked by client is how their mortgage is redeemed in the course of selling a house. When a property is in the process of being sold, the seller’s conveyancer will order an initial redemption statement from the outset. This is so they can have an indicative figure and ensure the seller is… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    UK trustees: are you ready for FATCA?
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    Deadline October 2014: penalties apply for non-compliance UK Trustees who have not yet checked whether the US tax rules under FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) applies to them must do so now, even if the trust has no US citizen settlors, beneficiaries or US situated assets. Read on if you are a UK… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Fake Wills
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      BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ recently reported on the increasing number of fake Wills being drawn up by disinherited or disgruntled family members. The investigative programme reported on a particular case where the son of the deceased faked his fathers Will and subsequently presented it to the bank along with a death certificate in order to… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Proposals for Financial Remedies in Divorce
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    The Financial Remedies Working Group have recently published their report. The group’s task, as given by the President of the Family Division, was described as “to explore ways of improving the accessibility of the system for litigants in person and to identify ways of further improving good practice in financial remedy cases, confined to matters… Learn more


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