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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

Family law group calls for more humane divorce law Resolution, an organisation of England and Wales family lawyers, has devised a blueprint for what it hopes will be a more equitable alternative to divorce and separation. This comes at a time when current laws are increasingly seen as belonging to another era and not wholly applicable to the dynamics of today's modern families. Essentially, what the group wishes to do is remove

An update from Michael Labrum This week, I am preparing a shareholders agreement for two friends who are setting up a new business. It will set up how they will work together as shareholders and directors and what will happen if anything goes wrong. A little time and money spent now should help avoid a lot of expenses and problems in the future. Team News Some of the Labrums team visited the Modern Day Law Conference on Wednesday

As it's Red Nose Day this week, we got into the spirit of things by baking a batch of homemade cakes to sell in our office and donning our red noses. Comic Relief is a fantastic charity that we are proud to support so we hope they manage to achieve their target of raising more than £1 billion in total donations on Friday. We would love to see how you are getting involved with Red Nose Day. We'll retweet all of our favourite

An update from Michael Labrum I have just received instructions on a case which on initial reading seems simple. It is a dispute regarding the payment of an invoice. However, it is far more complex when you look at it as the invoice is for goods made abroad and supplied to the UK. Therefore, there are initial questions to answer about which country’s law applies and where the contract was made.  It could have been

An alarming proportion of the UK’s population have still not made a will. This is highlighted in a recent report released by The Law Society which revealed that 73% of 16-54 year-olds do not have a will. One of the main reasons for this is often because people believe that their assets or estate will automatically go to the people they would like it to go to. Usually that is not the case. There is also a worrying

  St Albans is boasting Britain’s strongest house price growth over the past year, according to Nationwide. The average cost of a home in our historic town is now £494,777 after prices rose by 24% in the 12 months up to September 2014. This puts St Albans at the top of the table of “best performing” regional towns and cities, ahead of London, where prices are up by nearly 22% in the same period.

I am delighted to launch our new website and mark my 25 years of practice in St Albans. You now have an opportunity to meet the whole team at Labrums who are ready to help you. You will see the services and experience available and I hope we can be of help to you, your family and friends shortly.

Labrums has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. The firm has undergone rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process. Law Society President John Wotton said that the Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process.

We are proud to support the following charities: Macmillan Cancer Support  Will Aid Rennie Grove Hospice Care Remember a Charity If you need more information on our online services, please call 01727 858807 or send us an enquiry by email.

We are pleased to see that our total amount raised for Will Aid 2013 was: £3,348.75 Our donations for 2014 are yet to be confirmed. We will be donating our time and expertise again later this this year. 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 hold annual coffee mornings as part of the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning and have raised just over £700, which surpassed everyone's expectations. We are grateful to everyone who supported us and enjoyed the wonderful cakes! Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all, so our support and