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Labrums win an award for 'Online Innovator'

Labrums Solicitors was one of the many nervous finalists attending the Herts Business Awards last night.   Labrums was shortlisted for the Online innovator category, alongside Trademark Eagle, Business Film Booth, and The Beez Kneez Fitness.   The judging panel, largely consisting of the event sponsors, including KPMG and Barclays Bank.   After much anticipation, Labrums Solicitors was announced as the winner at the Knebworth Barns…

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Sibling Rivalry

Age and ill health bring many financial problems for families.   But one of the unnecessary strains is when siblings squabble over how their parent’s cash is being spent and alleged abuses of powers of attorney.   The scenarios where this is the case are easily imagined.   Typically, an elderly parent is in care, or being cared for at home and to some degree is incapacitated.   The children all play their roles to help things…

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It’s all in the detail

When it comes to contracts, how many of us can say they have read all the small print?   It is the fine print that can make the difference between paying a fair rent on a business premises, or paying more than the market value.   Michael Labrum, senior partner at Labrums Solicitors, said: “I have been revising a commercial lease for an Indian restaurant.   “In the past they have used a standard commercial lease agreement…

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London calling

Ricky Gervais recently put his stunning London house on the market for £7.7M - but sales of homes in the capital have plummeted nearly a quarter year-on-year.   According to the Land Registry, London saw a 23% decline in sales this year.   Across England and Wales 851 homes were sold for over £1million in January, a 19% fall compared with January last year, when 1,049 properties in this bracket were snapped up.   Stamp…

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