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Virtually Paperless

The clichéd impression of a law firm office, stacked to the ceiling with manilla files and an overflowing intray, couldn’t be further from the truth for one St Alban’s law firm.   Labrums solicitors, which celebrates 25 years in business this year, has run a paperless office for the last four years.   The company was one of the first businesses - let alone legal firms - to make the change from clutter to cloud.  …

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How do I make a will and why should I use a solicitor?

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…

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Celebrating 25 years

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…

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Blowing Hot Air

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…

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'Til Death Do Us Part?

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,…

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Labrums are leading the way

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…

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Have you thought ahead to the future?

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…

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