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Susana Diez has recently returned from a few days in Murcia at the IV Congress of International Legal Practice which was organised by the Bar Association of Murcia. The focus of the conference was current European Legislation, new regulations specifically about Family and Property Law and the effects of Brexit. Whilst Susana can help with all aspects of Spanish law; an update on the Spanish property process for both purchase and sales, covering

Susana is attending a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London today for the Spanish National day, known as Hispanic Day or Fiesta Nacional de Espana. This national holiday remembers the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. Columbus was trying to find a western sea route to India. On 12 October 1492 land was spotted, having left the Canary Islands five weeks earlier. They made landfall at an island in the

Susana met King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain yesterday at the Spanish Embassy in London. Susana attended with her husband and daughter, who managed to get a selfie with Queen Letizia. It was a momentous day for all who attended. The last State Visit from Spain to the UK was in 1986 by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Read more about Susana here

King Felipe VI, accompanied by Queen Letizia of Spain, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 12th to 14th July this year. They will visit Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. The last State Visit from Spain to the UK was in 1986 by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. On the morning of 12th July, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will greet the couple at their hotel on behalf of

Everyone at Labrums would like to wish all those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, or have served in the past, and their families, all the very best for this year`s Armed Forced Day celebrations. We would also like to thank you for the valued services you are carrying out now, and have carried out in the past. Our head of private client and later life services, Iain Wanstall, spent his first career in the Army before changing

We have an opportunity for a Residential Property Solicitor to join us. Our business continues to grow so if you want to work in an environment where you can deliver high levels of expertise and service to clients, whilst working flexibly and using the latest technology and working practices, contact us today. Our office is in the beautiful St Albans countryside where you can work or see clients but we also have the systems to allow

When conducting negotiations with another party's solicitor, there is no point in being dogmatic, or trapping him or her in a metaphorical corner. A client will not appreciate a negotiating stalemate. Ego can also be a problem in negotiations -it can often cloud judgment, or raise expectations prematurely, or set one up for an almighty fall! In the context of complex contracts, options or commercial leases, it is often best to agree heads

We have an opportunity for a young person to join us as an Apprentice and are working with Oaklands College to provide an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration level 2. To find out moreclick here. We are also about to post an Ad for someone to join us to manage our Client Services Team (CST), so if you have excellent attention to detail, customer service and supervisory experience, contact us today. Last but

As a client the top ten things you will benefit from are below. You will get: A cost effective service A speedier response Quicker access to your Solicitor & the Client Services Team Access that is not be restricted to “9-5” Electronic communication Electronic documentation Secure communications & faster turnaround times than paper post The ability to scan and email documents back to us An uncluttered, clear desk environment if

We couldn’t be prouder of the Labrums Ladies after another fantastic performance in this year’s St Albans Race for Life.The team, made up of Teresa, Michelle, Charlotte, Katie, and Mia, raised nearly £370 for Cancer Research UK. Special congratulations must go to Katie, who finished 2nd in the 5k race - a fantastic achievement. It was also Teresa's 14th time participating in the Race for Life and it certainly

If you haven’t spotted it on our social media profiles, we are celebrating National Green Office Week this week, between the 9th and 14th of May. Being environmentally friendly is something we at Labrums take very seriously. For the past five years, we’ve operated as a “paperless” office; something almost unheard of within the legal sector. There are currently nine members of our team who carry out legal work for our clients; from those nine team members, the only “paper” that is held for all those cases fits into one four shelf cabinet.

We are delighted to continue our innovative approach and use of technology to communicate with our clients by using The Link App to keep our clients up to date. The Link App is a revolutionary communication tool that connects us to our client’s smartphone application and is free for them to use. We use The Link App to save clients time and money by providing real time progress on their case, reducing

Labrums is proud to be located in an area steeped in history. As more new members of staff join the team, and people move to the area, we thought we would put together a little history of the area. Sopwell House, opposite the Labrum’s offices, was built on the site of Sopwell Priory following the dissolution of the monasteries. Legend has it that two local women lived as hermits beside the river and in

After setting targets to aim for at the start of the year, no one could predict the success that Labrums Solicitors has received. With four acclaimed awards under their belt, an appearance on the radio, Labrums has now become one of the only legal firms in the UK to successfully win a test case in Spain. Michael Labrum, senior partner, said: “At the beginning of the year we sat down and set out some targets.

Labrums Solicitors has had a phenomenal year - and next year is shaping up to be another big one. With an office due to come online in Murcia next year, the Spanish Services department of the legal firm is due to take the firm international. But that is not the only good news the firm has received in Spain… Labrums is now believed to be the first legal firm in the UK to help clients without bank guarantees recoup their deposits

Did you see Labrums featured in the Herts Advertiser? If not, here are the four pages that featured in the publication about the Herts Business Awards and our award for Online Innovator. Hertfordshire Digital Awards ad.

Did you know that bullying can be classed as harassment - which carries a criminal penalty of up to six months in prison? Although there is no precise legal definition, conduct under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 states that harassment is defined as alarming a person or causing a person distress. Before you assume that sounds pretty harmless, harassment is a criminal offence. Not only does it cover actions, the Act

Following on from their recent win at the Herts Business Awards, Labrums Solicitors were invited on to Radio Verulam to talk about how they have embraced digital technology. Labrums, based in St Albans, have had an incredible year - winning four awards for their digital approach to business in a sector traditionally seen as old fashioned. The law firm, which also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has been leading the way in

Age and ill health bring many financial problems for families. But one of the unnecessary strains is when siblings squabble over how their parent’s cash is being spent and alleged abuses of powers of attorney. The scenarios where this is the case are easily imagined. Typically, an elderly parent is in care, or being cared for at home and to some degree is incapacitated. The children all play their roles to help things tick

When it comes to contracts, how many of us can say they have read all the small print? It is the fine print that can make the difference between paying a fair rent on a business premises, or paying more than the market value. Michael Labrum, senior partner at Labrums Solicitors, said: “I have been revising a commercial lease for an Indian restaurant. “In the past they have used a standard commercial lease agreement