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Labrums first pop-up legal clinic (hosted on 9th July) was a huge success.

Host Danny Smith was joined by legal expert Michael Labrum from Labrum’s  Solicitors.  Michael and Danny discuss the recent story about the pedestrian who stepped out in front of a cyclist, whilst looking at their phone, yet it was the cyclist who ended up losing the case.

Labrums are holding a FREE legal advice clinic at The Marlborough Pavilion in St Albans on Tuesday 9th July from 11am - 8pm.

The Supreme Court has backed Lambeth Council over store planning condition 'drafting error'.

Staff at Labrums law firm in St. Albans have baked 100 cupcakes and donated them to The Orchard Nursing home to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Labrums' solicitor Kate Austen joined 3,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages to walk 100 kilometres non-stop along the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site.

Danny talks to Matt Bigg from The St Albans Film Festival. Matt is one of the directors of the event and shares an exclusive first look at this year’s programme.

Labrums are proud to announce we raised an amazing £3,410 for Will Aid last year, an annual campaign which raises money for nine charities. It is the eighth year Labrums have taken part in the scheme which has raised more than £20million for charity since it launched 30 years ago.

Michael Labrum has joined Danny Smith at St Albans Podcast to produce a monthly show which discusses legal issues.

Labrums are proud to announce our first annual Balls for Schools prize draw.

On 1st June the Labrums girls (Teresa Crowley, Collette Crowley, Reshma Sunnassee, Josie Birnie, Lydia Housden and Charlotte James) are taking part in the Welwyn and Hatfield Pretty Muddy (a 5k muddy obstacle course) to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

We may have entered a digital age, but for the most part, law firms are still reliant on paper. Labrums law firm is different. In an industry where most other firms still only pay lip service to the idea, we are already paperless - and have been since 2013.

Introduction Of UK's No-Fault Divorce Law

  For many years there have been discussions about the need to update divorce law.Divorce is not easy, even if it is amicable. It is usually a time of worry, conflict and stress.

Banks Offer Increased Fraud Protection

Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud occurs where an account holder authorises an electronic payment from their account, but under false pretences – often where they have been the victim of a scam.  It’s a widespread and increasingly well-publicised problem.   In 2017, there were almost 44,000 instances of APP fraud, causing losses of £236m.

A major increase in the fee payable when applying for a Grant of Probate for dealing with a deceased person’s estate, has been delayed. To avoid the fee hike on behalf of their clients, probate solicitors had been busy rushing through probate applications to get them in before the expected start date of 1st April and the Probate Registries (who process the applications) have been inundated with the surge in applications.

Labrums are delighted to publish the new edition of our Estate Agent's newsletter. We intend to make it a regular publication to keep Estate Agents and other professionals in touch with news and developments in the law surrounding property. Click here to view the newsletter.If you need legal advice on freehold sale or purchase, or leasehold sale or purchase, or help with property contracts or disputes please get in touch. 

There is a common misconception that couples who live together have legal rights similar to those that are married or in a civil partnership, with the term ‘common law marriage' often used. In fact, cohabiting couples do not gain any automatic rights to property or assets, to maintenance payments or access to their partner's pensions if they separate or if one of them passes away.

Acquiring or disposing of commercial property can be a challenging and complicated process. Securing the right financing agreement for the purchase of property will often be crucial to the success of your transaction, so having the best support from the earliest stage is vital when it comes to securing a successful outcome for you and your business. 

The government has recently published guidance on three key changes to child maintenance compliance that has come into effect as of 20 December 2018.

A surge in challenges faced by children and families in an era of austerity has resulted in a demand for help in children’s services, according to new research. The report released last month – Safeguarding Pressures – was the sixth phase of the study and had the highest ever response rate from 140 of the 152 local authorities in England, covering 11.3 million (95%) children and young people under 18.