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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Case poses new developments in Wills and Probate
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    There has been an interesting development in the world of Wills and Probate which looks set to have an effect on the advice we will be providing clients with on disputed wills. In the case of Marley –v- Rawlings, the Supreme Court heard Mr & Mrs Rawlings instructed a solicitor to prepare their mirror Wills. … Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Budget cuts threaten child contact centres.
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    Contact centres provide a safe and neutral place for parents to see their children. Contact centres are not just for when there are safeguarding issues to consider i.e domestic violence, but are also widely used when there has been a long gap since the parent has seen the child and the bond needs to be… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    2014 brings welcome changes for same sex couples
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    2014 will be a historic time for families. This year the first same sex marriages in England and Wales will take place from 29 March 2014 with the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 received royal assent. Although in reality no additional rights will be given (on top of what already existed in civil partnerships), it… Learn more

  • Our Loughborough Office is Moving!
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    Following a large increase in our Loughborough team we will be moving premises on March 17th 2014 from Market Street to 44 Church Gate, LE11 1UE. The move signals a step up for the firm as we expand into bigger and better premises to accommodate our growing team in Loughborough and to meet service level… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How can I receive monies owed by a Defendant to me?
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      What can I do when I have issued Court proceedings and agreed, via a consent order, to an instalment plan to pay off monies due and the Defendant has not complied with the agreed terms? Formal enforcement proceedings are usually entered into after a Judgment is made. In this situation, you would have to… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Avoiding Severance of Provisions in an LPA
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    The Office of the Public Guardian are referring over 100 cases each to the Court of Protection to “sever” invalid provisions in a Lasting Power of Attorney sent in for registration. The term ”sever” relates to the courts power to strike out or omit and invalid provision in order for registration to take place. The… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    London Marathon 2014
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      Growing concerns about the pain in both knees might be something of the past after I spoke with a client about the problem at a recent awards bash.  The client is a professional football player who worked out a diagnosis of the pain in just a few minutes.  He told me it was my… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    The latest position of pre-nuptial agreements
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    After a recent case Mostyn J has confirmed the position with regards to prenuptial agreements. He said “the court should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with a full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances prevailing it would not be fair to hold the parties… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Prenuptial updates
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    According to The Times report on the 3rd February The Law commission report which should be published soon includes a draft bill proposing that Prenuptials would be recognised in Law. Prenupials are contracts made  by   couples who intend on marrying which enable them to protect certain property they own from being divided or how the assets… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Lease Extension or Share of Freehold?
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    Lease Extension: All long leaseholders who have held their lease for at least two years have the right to renew their lease, subject to a few exceptions. The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”) allows tenants to extend their lease by 90 years in addition to the unexpired term of… Learn more


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