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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How do I know if I am entitled to make a claim against someone’s estate?
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      We are often asked by clients how they can find out whether they are entitled to make a claim against an estate of someone who has passed away.  We are experts in providing advice for making a claim against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. If you… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Should I buy a Leasehold or Freehold property?
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    In English property law there are two main estates in land, Leasehold and Freehold.  Many people are confused as to the distinction between the two and worry that if they are buying a Leasehold property that their rights are somehow less than that if they were buying a Freehold property. When you buy a Freehold… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    What happens if I buy a house with my partner before we are married?
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    We see a large proportion of first time buyers who are not (yet) married, which throws up some interesting legal points for them. When setting up home with a partner we suggest that clients consider the points below, and have an open discussion about their intentions for the future: 1. Owning the property in joint names:… Learn more

  • The Importance of a Shareholder agreement
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    Shareholder’s agreements are essential in any company. They set out the rights of different shareholders to protect interests and investments in the company. Having shareholders agreements helps to avoid disagreements and quickly resolves issues that may arise between each shareholder. A small number of issues that may want to be covered in shareholders agreements include:… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I have obtained a county court judgment against a debtor and he hasn’t paid, how can I get the money?
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    We are contacted by many people who have successfully obtained a county court judgment but the debtor simply will not pay.  The most common question we are asked is ‘how can I get the money?’ The good news is that there are many options available.  This is known as ‘enforcement’ of the judgment.  It is… Learn more

  • Buying a Business – what you need to know
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    Buying a business, when planned correctly, can lead to successfully becoming your own boss. There are many key factors that need to be considered when looking into buying a business… What can you afford? – Budgeting is vital. No matter how appealing the business appears to be, going over your budget can lead to disaster… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and Living Wills – what are they?
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    A living will is the term used for a document covering a decision in relation to medical treatment in case you do not have the mental capacity to make the decision at the time in question. This document is not legally binding but normally would be taken into account by the professionals looking after you… Learn more

  • How long should a contract be? The long and the short of it.
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    So which is best do you think? A 3 page contract or a 300 page one?  We have come across both, but opinion is often divided over which is best (clients tend to prefer the 3 page option at first but thank us for the extra bits later). But, how long does a contract really… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    International Children Disputes on the Increase
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      There has been a four fold increase in the number of international family disputes since 2008 reported by Lord Justice Thorpe, who is the specialist Judge to which these matters are reported. One obvious reason for this has been the ever increasing number of international families who are subject not only to the pressures… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What should I do before I sign an employment contract?
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    Being offered a new job is for most people the end of a long road. With soaring unemployment levels and minimal growth on the economy many people are looking for work and when they are offered a job can be tempted to take it without quibbling over the terms. This is understandable but if you’ve… Learn more

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