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Grandparents and their grandchildren

Grandparents have a special role to play in a child’s life. Sometimes they provide additional care and support when parents are working and if you ask a child they will provide lots of examples of fun times spent sharing time at home or having adventures out and about. When parents separate, children may lose contact [...]

Family court backlogs climb to over 110,000 – why is this happening?

It was reported in the Law Society Gazette on 11 November 2022 that the ‘government has been urged to ensure sufficient judicial capacity to deal with the family court backlog. The number of private law cases (such as deciding how much time a child will spend with their parents and where they will live) had [...]

Family court delays top 110,000 so what are the alternatives to court?

Decision to litigate at court is not an easy option, especially in family law dealing with difficult issues like how much time a child spends with their parents or finalising a divorce settlement. If you can agree an alternative route you should do so. So what does this include? Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes a number [...]

Flexible Working….. What are the rules?

In 2014 legislation was passed giving staff the right to make a flexible working request.  Under the regulations employers and employees alike must follow a few simple steps to ensure applications are eligible and responses fair. As with all staff related matters, procedure is key to ensuring a fair process and one that is consistent [...]

New office hours

Our office working hours will change with effect from 5th September 2022.  The new hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Carly McLean

We are immensely proud to announce that Carly McLean, one of our Residential Property Paralegals, has been nominated for best Conveyancing/Real Estate Paralegal in the National Paralegal Awards. The finals are to take place in Birmingham on September the 22nd. Carly is a hugely popular member of staff and we wish her every success.

How should partnership profits be allocated? A breakdown of the High Court decision in Tribe v Elborne Mitchell LLP [2021] EWHC 1863 (Ch)

The High Court held last year that when deciding how to allocate profits to the members of an LLP (limited liability partnership), the management of the LLP must act rationally in doing so. Background The case concerned an LLP in the UK which was operating as a law firm. The firm’s constitution (including how it [...]

Leasehold Reform: The End for Ground Rent

But what does that mean? The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 was given royal assent earlier this year and came into force on 30th June 2022. This marks a monumental change in property ownership law, one that many commentators have been predicting for some time. The effect is that from 30th June 2022, no [...]

Christopher Pitchers – Retirement

Following a long and distinguished career we can now announce that Christopher Pitchers, Head of Commercial Property at Edmondson Hall will be retiring at the end of June. Chris joined Rustons & Lloyds Solicitors at 22 years of age in April 1978 as an Article Clerk going on to then Qualify as a Solicitor. The [...]

Residential Conveyancing – Min 4 PQE

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a  Residential Conveyancer 4 PQE to join our thriving practice located in beautiful offices near to Cambridge.  Edmondson Hall offer a job role that is both challenging and exciting. This new position will be specialising in new builds and leasehold purchase and sales. We offer an attractive and market relevant salary, flexible working, 33 days [...]