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  • 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

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Deposit Protection Schemes
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    For all assured shorthold tenancies created after 06 April 2007, Landlords must enter deposits into a deposit protection scheme. There are four schemes available that include: Tenancy Deposit Scheme MyDeposits Deposit Protection Service (Custodial and Insured) Capita Tenancy Deposit Protection The above schemes are all supported by the government and are designed to help ensure… Learn more

  • YouTube App: Google v Microsoft
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    Microsoft is back in the ring again but this time their fight is with Google over the YouTube app for the Windows Phone platform. Users have been blocked from watching videos using the app because it violates its terms of service. The issue has arisen after Google requested that the app should be made using… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Surrogacy – The legal issues
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    Surrogacy has been in the news and in the soaps recently with celebrities using surrogacy to start a family and Tina in Coronation Street wanting to keep the baby she gave birth to as a surrogate for Izzy and Gary.   A surrogate is a woman who carries and gives birth to a child for… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I have a bailiff notice, what can I do?
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    Bailiffs are used by creditors to recover money owed by debtors. Once the appropriate order has been obtained from the court, bailiffs can take the goods of a debtor away and sell them to recover money owed to the creditor.  A bailiff will charge the creditor for the work undertaken and this is usually added… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Leicester Pub ‘The Globe’ Could Be Victim of Defamation
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    Reports this weekend say Everards the brewery took the decision to temporarily close Leicester Pub ‘The Globe’ after its staff became targeted by angry customers and the public at large following reports on Facebook that military personnel were banned from its premises.  Both Everards and The Globe’s staff insist the comments are untrue but have… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Money owed? Don’t waste time – Small Claims Track
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    Does somebody owe you money, but hasn’t paid you back? You can make a claim against them at court, and this is commonly known as taking someone to the ‘small claims court’ if the debt is under the sum of £10,000.00.   To initiate a claim and to take the matter through the court process,… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Clinical Negligence costs which are greater than the damages – does it make sense?
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      The courts are currently dealing with arguments on proportionality in clinical negligence. It has been reported that clinical negligence costs which are higher than the awarded damages ‘make no sense’ and the main factor when assessing proportionality should be the claim value, but is this the case? According to rule 44.3 (5) of the… Learn more

  • Should companies have a duty to employ ‘local’ workers?
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    According to Matthew Hancock who deals with skills policy at the Department of Business, firms should look to recruit locals instead of hiring from abroad. Mr Hancock believes “This is about a change of culture. I am arguing that it is companies’ social responsibility, their social duty, to look at employing locally first.” Mr Hancock… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the Basin
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    Good day market Harborough, and a damp old day it is. Next door at the canal boats they say: “better a bad day on the boat than a good one at the office,” so I hope they are having a good time. I took my new dog Romeo to Foxton Locks for a walk last… Learn more


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