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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What makes a strike legal
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    For a strike to be fair it must be an official strike endorsed by a Trade Union. The requirements for a strike to be official were tightened during the 1980s and 1990s meaning strikes are far less frequent than they use to be. Further, any strike that lasts for over 12 days will not be… Learn more

  • How to grow your business post recession
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    Following a long period of recession it can feel as though business has been treading water for the last 5 years.  However, those businesses that have survived (and we deal with a large number that have done precisely that) are now looking for opportunities to grow. Some of the more tried and tested approaches of… 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

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Why a Deed of Trust is crucial for young couples starting on the housing ladder
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    With the Government’s new initiatives on helping young couples start on the housing ladder, and the trend towards sharing the cost of mortgages with family or partners, it is becoming increasingly important to document what should happen if it all goes wrong.   Did one partner provide the deposit, if so should they get that… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employee Shareholders Scheme is debated by Parliament
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    A new employee shareholder scheme is currently being debated by parliament. The idea is an employee is given shares worth between £2000 and £50,000 in their employer which is exempt from Capital Gains Tax. In exchange an employee will give up certain employment law rights including, redundancy pay, the right to claim Unfair Dismissal, right… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Separation Problems
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    “What are we going to do about the Children?” One of the things that many people agonize about, even when they are living in unhappy relationships, is the effect the separation will have on the children. No one is easily going to be persuaded that separations are not difficult for children.  It is equally the… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Environmental Searches when buying a new property
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    One of the searches you will be offered if you purchase a property using our conveyancing department is an Environmental Search.  This search checks through current and historical records to ascertain whether the property that you are buying may be built on, or near contaminated land.  If you purchase a property that is contaminated then… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    The role of a solicitor: mental capacity to draft a Will
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      A Court of Appeal decision has said that strong evidence is required to find that a testator lacks mental capacity to make a Will when an experienced solicitor had prepared the will and contemporaneously recorded the view that they had capacity (although in this case the will was invalid for other reasons) – Hawes… Learn more

  • Litigants in Person – the Perils of Representing Yourself in Court
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    It is not unusual for people to represent themselves in Court proceedings in an attempt to save paying legal fees to a Solicitor, especially when the value of the claim means the matter is allocated to the small claims track. In the past, Solicitors have faced a number of self-represented litigants and often see Judges… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Closure of Solicitors firms
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    As today is the renewal date for professional indemnity insurance for firms of solicitors, each year this triggers the closure of those firms who are unable to secure cover for the next year. We wait to see whether any solicitors firms in Leicester are closing today as a consequence of this, and any clients who… Learn more

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