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  • Mobile Phones are 40 years old today
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      On April 3 1973 the first mobile phone call was made by Marty Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola. Forty years later and mobile phones are still going strong, in fact a report carried out by the International Telecommunications Union found that there were six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide. Over the course of… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Divorce Hot Spots
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      The Ministry of Justice has published a list of divorce “hot spots” (where the highest number of divorce petitions has been filed) in England and Wales. Leicester County Court was the third highest with 1,800 petitions filed between October 2011 and September 2012. The highest was Birmingham with 2,800 and then Weston-Super-Mare with 2,500…. Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Libor Rate Still ‘Not Clean’
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    Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs via Compfight cc BBC news is reporting today that a top US regulator has told the broadcaster the Libor rate was often ‘completely made up’ and there is a ‘lot more work to do’. Mr Gensler is in the UK as the chairman of the Commodities Future Trading Commission and is… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Tamworth named as “fattest” place as UK faces obseity crisis
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    Photo Credit: Tobyotter via Compfight cc The “fat” debate is back.  Yesterday the wonderfully named NOO (National Obesity Observatory) updated its obesity survey and re-started the discussion about Tamworth and Gateshead – officially the “fattest” places in the UK with over 30% of the population being classed as obese.  The data goes back to 2011, and Tamworth… Learn more

  • New Year, New Start – EHL’s plans for 2013
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    The New Year period is a time for reflection and planning for most people – and here at Edward Hands & Lewis, it’s no different.  We had a great year in 2012, and were able to do great things for our chosen charities – the Alzheimer’s Society and the Sick Children’s Trust – and for… Learn more

  • A message from Santa!
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    So, Christmas is here… again. And that means people all over the world will be expecting presents from Santa… again. Well, I for one have had just about enough of this, everyone making demands of me and telling me what they want. So maybe I don’t feel like working all hours to bring iPads and … Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    If you need help with CPP or mis-sold PPI come to EHL
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      EHL have been receiving numerous enquiries over the past few days from clients who have received telephone calls and letters from a company called CPP in respect of an annual premium for Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), an insurance policy they did not even know they had. PPI policies have been commonly sold to people… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    EHL offer Change of Name Deeds from £80
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    Deciding on a surname can be a difficult choice on marriage, or where a surname was perhaps inherited that differs from the rest of the family due to re-marriage.  But, as Juliet famously pondered, what’s in a name?  Contrary to her meandering view that a name is broadly irrelevant, most of us feel quite attached… Learn more

  • EHL Win Business of the Year 2012 at the Pride of Loughborough Awards
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    Edward Hands and Lewis have won Business of the Year 2012 at the 107 Oak FM Pride of Loughborough awards which took place on Friday evening.  Seeing off stiff competition from other local businesses EHL were thrilled to be announced as the winners of their category. The team at EHL all work incredibly hard and… Learn more


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