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  • EHL Family Law Team
    Business Protection on family breakdown
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    We are often asked how best to protect business interests to safeguard in the event of a breakdown in a family relationship, typically a breakdown of a marriage. Cohabitees can also make claims to a share in a business they may have worked in or on. These claims are hard to mount successfully but the… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Buy-to-let boom
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    Since the financial crash back in 2008 and the recession in the UK the property market has fluctuated, where many did not believe growth would be possible. However for the first time in years the market is booming. Statistics show buy-to-let loans over a decade ago accounted to 4.3% and now account for 13% of… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Pensions and pension sharing on Divorce
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    Since the 1990s divorce courts have been able to share pensions between spouses. With the problems in the property market in recent years sometimes the pensions have been the main or at least a major asset. Research still shows a marked reluctance to disclose the value of pensions (by men in the main it has… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Intellectual property law takes another bold step forward into becoming exciting and sexy.
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    In the case of Uwug Ltd and another v Derek Ball t/a RED [2013] EWPCC 35 (30 July 2013) the patents county court heard a claim for infringement of design right in a metal frame and parts of a leather sling. This is rather unassuming at first but the infringement related to a sex swing… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Zero hour contracts – additional flexibility or hindrance to family life?
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    An investigation by the Guardian found that 90% of Sports Direct staff and employees of Buckingham Palace, Cineworld and the Tate Galleries are being employed on zero hour contracts. A zero hour contract gives employees no guarantee of work, no holiday pay or sick pay and therefore can potentially make it very difficult to get… Learn more

  • CPP and Card/Identity Protection – FAQs
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    If you have seen or heard the news in the past 24 hours, it is likely that you have heard of the latest mis-selling scandal to hit the UK banks. This time the product concerned is referred to as either Card Protection or Identity Protection, and is ostensibly a form of insurance to repay the… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Jury Service – No longer Just 12 Angry Men
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    Social media and the law seem to be causing many issues for users of Twitter and Facebook but recently it is in the jury room where social media is causing a stir. Two former jurors were found guilty of contempt of court for internet use and have been sentenced to 2 months in prison. Kasim… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is an LPA? Should I have one?
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    An LPA is short for a Lasting Power of Attorney. Many people do not understand what these are and why it is important to have one. LPA’s are often associated with getting older and retired people; why bother sorting it now and paying out when there is plenty of time to worry about this in… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    The Data Protection Act and Employee Data – what happens?
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    Any employer who processes the personal data (names, telephone numbers, addresses and job titles) by holding, using or disclosing the data will be subject to the Data Protection Act 2008. The Data Protection Act requires an employer to be registered with the Information Commissioners Office and for the informed consent of Employees to be obtained… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Matrimonial Finances – True or false quiz
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    Contemplating divorce or separation and are unsure what is right and wrong about the rumours you have heard about separating your finances. Take this short true of false quiz and see what you really know.     Q 1  After my marriage is dissolved my ex-spouse will have no claim on my finances        True      … Learn more


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