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Life Path Trust Support for Living

By Edward Lamb, Solicitor and Partner in the firm One of my voluntary trusteeships is with Life Path Trust.  This is a charity group that supports people with learning disabilities in Coventry and Warwickshire and has support services in Oxfordshire too.  The welfare of people with...
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Protect yourself from property fraud

By Mike Riddle Residential Conveyancing Department Today more than ever it is important to try and protect yourself and your property against fraud. Fraudsters are becoming much more sophisticated in their methods. In particular they are targeting properties where the owner does not reside...
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Dealing with Debt

    By Claire Vealey Marketing Department In October this year, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) are set to introduce a new ‘Pre-Action’ protocol that will change the way we recover debt in the future. The new Pre-Protocol applies to 'any business (including...
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Cybercrime, a new wave of criminal culture

By Claire Vealey Marketing Department Many of us are getting used to hearing the term ‘Cybercrime’. This new modern day crime wave has affected millions of households across the UK and more recently the NHS. Those that commit this type of crime are unscrupulous in their actions...
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Food for Thought...

Thinking of faking it? Think again! By Claire Vealey Marketing Department   Going on holiday is one of the most exciting times of the year. Whether you are going with friends, family members or, loved ones, the purpose of a holiday is to get away from everything and enjoy some time...
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Family Holidays Matter!

By Claire Vealey Marketing Department A Shared Residence Order now called a shared Child Arrangements Order is made in favour of two people, usually, the parents who are either separated or divorced.   The Order requires a child/children to live with one person a certain amount of...
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Will you help to beat the fight against cancer?

By Claire Vealey Marketing Department Cancer Research UK is a research and awareness charity. Back in 2004, The Cancer Research Campaign and The Imperial Cancer Research fund merged and formed Cancer Research UK. The charity does not receive any Government funding and relies solely on...
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The Cost of Care

By Claire Vealey Marketing Department Here in the UK, we are fortunate to have access to free health care which is provided by the NHS.  However, if you require residential nursing care this is not provided free of charge and many people have grown up expecting this to be provided free,...
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What risks are involved when moving home?

By Debbie Page Residential Conveyancer, Kettering office Moving house can be an exciting experience especially if you are moving into your dream home, however, moving home is also one of the most stressful situations that you can experience, especially, if you are relocating. There is a...
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Schools out this summer

Is it fine to go on holiday in term time? By Claire Vealey Marketing Department Having previously worked in the travel industry for over fifteen years I understand the frustration that parents face when looking to book a family holiday or break away in the school holidays. The cost to...
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Things to do in Northamptonshire this spring

By Claire Vealey Marketing Department As we look forward to the Easter holiday weekend and the arrival of spring, we turn our attention to making plans for the upcoming holiday break and days out with friends, family and loved ones.  If you are thinking of something to do over the...
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England Golf , Woodhall Spa Golf Course, Lincolnshire

By Michael Reed Commercial Law Solicitor and Partner Golf has always been a pastime of mine for at least 40 years. Some years ago I became involved with the Northamptonshire Golf Union and currently am  their representative at England Golf. As an insight into how things...
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Civil Partnership Rules Need to Change !

   By Claire Vealey    Marketing Department Family Law has often been last to see a change due to conservative values. It took more than 100 years in England & Wales, for women to graduate from getting rights to property (1870) to finally winning rights over their...
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£1,000,000 giveaway by the Government?

By Adam Hampton. Our Wills & Probate Solicitor As we approach the end of another tax year and one which saw the introduction of an allowance for bank interest (£1,000) and dividends (£5,000) and punitive landlord taxes (second home stamp duty of 3% and the start of the...
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Recent Decisions Spread Confusion in the Conveyancing World

By John Scott, Commercial Law Solicitor The recent decisions in Purrunsing - v - A’Court & HOC 2016 EWHC 789 CH and Dreamvar UK Limited and Mishcon De Reya and Mary Monson Solicitors Limited 2016 EWHC 3316 CH have caused shockwaves in the conveyancing world, leaving conveyancers...
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Changes to High Court and County Court Fees

By Charlotte Martin Legal Advisor and member of our Civil Litigation Department The MoJ (Ministry of Justice) has unveiled plans to stop refunds of court fees for cases in the High Court and County Court from next year. In a statutory instrument signed off by the Minister of State Sir Oliver...
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Free Will Scheme in conjunction with Cancer Research

Introducing our Free Will Scheme in conjunction with Cancer Research This year our Wills & Probate Department are working with National Charity, Cancer Research and have joined their Free Will Scheme.  Our Corby office will be offering their professional Will writing services for a...
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Brussels IV Regulation - Owning a Property Abroad

By Remi McNeill Trainee Solicitor in our Wills & Probate Department Do you own property in another European Country? Have you considered what happens to your estate upon your death? On the 17 August 2015 an EU Regulation on Succession Law (Regulation 650/2012) known as...
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Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

By Anne Height Head of our Residential Conveyancing Team (Kettering) In all the excitement of purchasing a property together, probably the last thing on your mind is considering what will happen to your ownership of the property should the property be sold, should you fall out or separate...
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Rouge and Blanc

A short report on a recent visit to France. By Michael Reed, Commercial Law Solicitor and Partner Leran is a small village in South West France. The region is known as the Midi Pyrenees. It comprises of mountains, hills, rivers and the odd lake. There are some lovely medieval towns to...
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Finding ways to get on the property ladder

The Halifax Building Society has reported this week that there were far more first-time buyers in 2016 than at any other time since the financial crisis. In 2016, there was an estimated 335,750 first-time buyers, the highest figure since 359,900 in 2007. The Halifax also found that the deposit...
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Pass the Parcel ..

  By Chris Atkinson, Commercial Law Solicitor and Partner. I thought I would start this year with a post seasonal enquiry to see how many of you may have suffered from the same or similar experiences in the realms of parcel delivery. There is no doubt that online shopping has opened...
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Whiplash of Justice?

By Helen Townsend, our Civil Litigation Solicitor.   Recent reforms to the Small Claims Track levels (increased to £10,000) and the introduction of fixed recoverable costs in personal injury cases have led to large numbers of Claimants having to pay for the claims that they want...
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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017...

  As we say goodbye to 2016 we thought we would take a moment to reflect on the past year and take a look at what happened in 2016.  There were lots of changes in 2016. We saw the introduction of the minimum wage and we voted to leave the E.U, thus ‘Brexit’ was born. As...
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Moving Home in the New Year? Here are some helpful tips to make your move stress free!

Whether it is your first move or your third, moving home is an exciting time but it can also come with its challenges too. There is so much to consider before moving home so we thought it would be helpful to provide some ideas and suggestions to make sure that your move goes as stress-free as...
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When things go wrong...

In an ideal world, it would be wonderful to think that nothing will go wrong. We endeavour to make the right decisions in our lives, however, sometimes the outcome is far less than we had hoped for, which can cause frustration, upset and disappointment. If someone else is accountable, then we...
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Dealing with Seperation or Divorce at Christmas time

  Dealing with Christmas time can be difficult if you have recently divorced or made the decision to separate. If you and your partner have children together, this time of year can be exceptionally hard, especially if you are the parent that will be spending the Christmas period alone. In...
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Dealing with a Business Dispute

  Lamb & Holmes Solicitors have been providing expert legal advice to the Northamptonshire community for over 200 years. Problems arise every day between small businesses, their customers, suppliers and employees. Most of these are dealt with quickly and...
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Complimentary Gift for First-Time Buyers

In January this year we introduced our new and exciting complimentary ‘Home Pack’ to all first-time buyers using our Residential Conveyancing services. We will continue to do so in 2017. On completion of the purchase, our Residential Conveyancing Department will make arrangements...
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Partner at local law firm wins the Northamptonshire Law Society's Lifetime Achievement Award

On Friday 23rd September 2016, the Northamptonshire Law Society held their Annual Awards Dinner at the Marriot Hotel in Northampton.  Lamb & Holmes Solicitors Partners and employees were in attendance and were delighted when Mr. Michael Reed, Partner in the firm, was awarded the...
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Golden days for a law firm partner

Fifty years ago a teenager playing semi-professional football and with ambitions to join the RAF was told by his dad to 'get a proper job'. Half a century later, lawyer Michael Reed is celebrating his golden anniversary at Lamb & Holmes Solicitors, the kettering based...
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Lamb and Holmes Solicitors have offices in Kettering and Corby, Northamptonshire.

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