How do I make a will and why should I use a solicitor? First, you must list what you have in your estate, then you can decide how your estate is to be shared between beneficiaries (who gets what). You also need to think about: What happens if any of your beneficiaries die before you do Who will look after your children (if you have any) Who should carry out the wishes contained in your will (your executor) Any other wishes you
An innovative paperless law firm in St Albans is celebrating 25 years of business. Labrums Solicitors, based at New Barnes Mill in Cottonmill Lane was established by Michael Labrum in 1990. Michael, who is not afraid to think outside the box, is a trailblazer in the profession. He and his team have run a paperless office for the past four years, and the firm is currently finalist in four digital award categories of the Hertfordshire
Ladies, put your hands up if you’ve had to consider what to wear for the office based on the temperature of the workplace? And men, how many of you are sick of women complaining that it’s too cold when you’re desperate to open a window? This is one of the age old battles of the sexes. But have you ever considered that it may be creating a divide between the males and females in your office? An underlying, unaddressed
Recently engaged? Congratulations! What an exciting time for your both. This is a wonderful time and no doubt you've already been googling venues, wedding dresses and colour schemes. When you’re as head-over-heels in love as you are right now, the last thing you want to discuss with your future Mr or Mrs is what will happen if your upcoming marriage fails. But, with 118,140 divorces in 2012 it's not a case of being unromantic,
Labrums Solicitors has been shortlisted as finalists in four categories in the inaugural Hertfordshire Digital Awards. Judges for the award, which will be held on 24th September 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Stevenage, shortlisted the St Alban's legal firm in four categories - more than any other entrant. Teresa Crowley, Practice Manager said: “We are delighted that the judges have recognised the effort we have put into keeping
There's nothing more certain in life than death. Hopefully everyone reading this will live long, happy and healthy lives. But what about when your time comes? Have you put your affairs in order? Have you provided for your family? Have you made arrangements to ease the burden on your loved ones? So what should you put in a will and what will happen if you don't have one? Michael Labrum, founder of Labrums Solicitors, said
Staff from Labrum's Solicitors joined the 'pink army' on Sunday when they took part in the St Alban's Race For Life. The team of three, including Teresa Crowley, Katie Chaplin and Michelle Devine-Steel, pulled on their trainers and as much pink clothing as they could manage for the event, in support of Cancer Research UK. The 'Labrum Ladies' completed the event at Verulamium Park in St Albans and raised a fantastic
So, you've found your dream job. You look the part. You've done lots of interview preparation and dazzled the panel with your personality and business acumen. So why didn't you get the job? Have you ever thought that your boozy Facebook pictures and tweets criticising your current boss may have had a part to play? In this new digital era, employers have so many more resources available to them when trying to find a new recruit.
When we share little-known laws on Twitter for #WeirdLawWednesday, they always get a good response so we thought we'd put some new ones together in a blog for you. Do you know any others? Tweet us @LabrumsStAlbans, we'd love to hear from you!
Financial issues are one of the most common reasons for family arguments and when stress and emotional levels are high after the death of a loved one the last thing that is needed is a dispute about money. Despite this, 59% of Britons still do not have a will, according to new research published by Macmillan Cancer Support. The cancer charity found that around a million Britons have experienced a family argument over money after a relative
According to an Ofcom study from April 2014, 66% of adults state that they currently have at least one active social media profile, with services such as Facebook, Twitter and others proving useful for staying in touch with friends and family, playing games and more. However, studies have also been conducted that suggest there is a darker side to these social media services, with a number of sources linking sites such as Facebook with marital
This is an opportunity for a Residential/Commercial Property Solicitor to come and work in our spacious offices at St Albans. The role would suit you if you are 0-3 years PQE, have excellent IT skills and want to join an innovative, growing, CQS accredited firm. Also, if you would like to: Give clients excellent service Ensure clients are offered solutions and have peace of mind Work with a firm that is embracing technology
5 Things to Remember About the Legalities of Rebranding It's no secret that effective branding is critical to getting ahead in business. Here are the five legal points you need to be aware of if you intend to make your brand a success. Protection is about more than just a nameIt's a common misconception that a brand is only the name of the company in question. Actually, the notion of protecting your unique business identity
Labrums offers its Consultant Solicitors a unique opportunity to achieve a perfect work/life balance and personal/professional goals.Our spacious offices are in St Albans so there is a choice to work from home or in a paperless modern office or a mixture of both.Consultants deal with a variety of cases or can specialise in a particular area of law. Reward is on a percentage fee split with additional reward for bringing in work/clients.
For this week's infographic we've put together a few facts about divorce. Take a look and tweet us @LabrumsStAlbans For more advice on family law contact one of our team on 01727858807 to see how we can help you.
The Cohabitation Rights Bill is a step closer towards becoming law, after having its second reading in the House of Lords and currently being at committee stage. If passed, it will give greater legal rights to people living together, including if one of them dies. The bill defines cohabitants as two people of the same or opposite gender who are in a relationship and are living together as a couple but not married or in a civil partnership.
We are pleased to see that our total amount raised for Will Aid 2014 was : £24,779 For further information on Will Aid or to make an appointment to make a will, call us on 01727 858807 or email us on the Contact Page.
We've found 5 weird and wonderful wills for this week's infographic. What's the strangest thing you'll leave in your will? Tweet us at @LabrumsStAlbans
Have a look at some of the weirdest laws we could find in the UK - are they fact or myth?
It's common for entrepreneurs to go into business without planning contingencies for the future. Being driven and enthusiastic in your mindset is a positive way to start a new business endeavour, but untempered optimism can be problematic when you're planning for the long term. A shareholders' agreement is essential for anyone that is about to enter into business together, regardless of how well they may know one another. Here is a brief