Guest blog from one of our expert litigation solicitors, Clare Jones “neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend” Shakespeare recognised that lending between friends and family has always been high risk – and never more so than now. That being said, it’s natural at times like these to want to help family members and close friends who might be struggling financially through no fault of their own by lending money for a short period. However, the cost of getting things wrong may not just be an inability to recover money lent; it may also rupture relationships that may take years to mend.
At Labrums, we pride ourselves on delivering a customer service that we can be proud of but more importantly, one which meets our clients' needs. From wills and probate to property conveyancing and commercial law, we work with a wide range of clients with different wants and needs. We recognise that while each client is unique they have common requirements. They all want a fast, efficient service they can rely upon delivered in a way that suits them and takes away as much of the issues about using lawyers as possible.
Half of all adults do not have a Will. Even those who have made one probably haven't reviewed or updated it for some time. There are many reasons given for not making a Will. Most of them are just plain wrong or because someone is unaware of the purpose of the importance of writing a Will.
What are the duties of a Director? As outlined by Companies House a director must; Act within their powers under the company’s constitution. Promote the success of the company. Exercise independent judgment. Exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence. Avoid conflicts of interest.
What is a Company Director? Someone that is elected or appointed to manage a company’s business and affairs is a company director. Every registered company must have at least one director whose responsibility is to promote the interests of the company and not their own.
Directors’ duties and emergency changes to UK insolvency legislation in the light of the pandemic - It is clear to everyone that a vast number of businesses, large and small, are suffering severe economic hardship as a result of the restrictions introduced by the Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With contested wills and estates on the rise; how can you ensure your Will can stand up in court? It would be nice to think that once you have made the effort to draw up and sign your will, your estate will definitely pass, on your death to the beneficiaries you have chosen. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are two different ways in which your will and estate can be contested following your death and the number of such claims going to Court is showing an upward trend;
Until relatively recently land was the dominant source of wealth and so land law was one of the most important areas of law. The history of English land law can be traced to Roman times but current land law has its roots in the feudal system established after the Norman Conquest.
Before buying a small business, you should consider commercial issues including the following: - whether to commission a pre-purchase audit; whether to work within the business itself to see what the cash receipts are in practice;
When Michael Labrum formed Labrums Solicitors in 1990 he set out to create something a little different. Michael Labrum says "I was never happy with the way in which solicitors practices were run. They seemed to me to focus too much on the needs and view point of the solicitors providing the services and not enough on the clients
Labrums are currently offering our Will writing service at the discounted rate of £249 plus VAT for a single Will (usually costing £325 plus VAT) or £449 plus VAT for mirror/couples Wills (usually £550 plus VAT).
Labrums Solicitors have reached the finals in the Access to Justice category of the 2019 UK Diversity Legal Awards.
Where did it come from?Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), was first brought to the UK by a German-born botanist named Philipp von Siebold who found the plant growing on the sides of volcanoes in Japan in 1840.Von Siebold collected samples to take to his nursery in Leiden (Holland). In August 1850 the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew received a gift parcel of plants including Japanese Knotweed from von Siebold’s nursery.
Labrums’ Susana Diez will be attending the BSLA Annual Conference in Madrid, 3rd and 5th of October this year. The British Spanish Law Association (BSLA) was founded in 2001 to promote and strengthen relations between lawyers in the United Kingdom and Spain, drawing members from both jurisdictions.
Will Aid is an annual fundraising campaign involving nine of the UK’s leading charities. With the support of solicitors who donate their skills, Will Aid encourage people to have their Will drawn up by a professional solicitor whilst at the same time supporting charity.
Civil partnerships were introduced in the UK under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 for same-sex couples to legally unite in something similar to a marriage, but without some of the same legal rights.
In this One to One, Elspeth talks to Michael Labrum about the evolution of law and the distinction between law and rules.Elspeth asks why law is so important and why solicitors are necessary?
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.