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I Live with My Partner but We’re Not Married: What Are My Rights?

The Office for National Statistics published a review in 2017 which revealed that the number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2017. This makes households of cohabiting couples the second largest family type in the UK, and the fastest growing. If this applies to you, it is important to know exactly what legal rights and entitlements you have.

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Can I watch the World Cup during working hours?

The nation is at fever pitch with the World Cup in Russia kicking off today. Up and down the country flags are appearing and people are preparing for a month full of football.

But how do you juggle watching all of the games and work? With this year’s World cup being hosted in Russia the different time zones mean some games are kicking off as early as 11am. England’s matches are luckily all evening games or at the weekend, but this doesn’t account for fans supporting a different country.

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Law Firm named in list of the highest achievers for national charity campaign

A LAW firm which has branches across Leicestershire has raised more than £6,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign which asks solicitors to write wills for local people and instead, ask only for a voluntary donation. Lawson-West Solicitors Ltd, which has branches in Leicester on Meridian Business Park, Market Harborough and Wigston have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £6,120 in the month-long fundraiser.

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What our clients say

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Mr D, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. April 2018

Carrie-Ann was very helpful and understood my father’s needs.

Mr N, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. April 2018

Louise Heafield-Smith was extremely thorough and efficient.

Mr T, Leicester. April 2018

I’ve not had this experience before, but I thought all the advice given to me was very honest.

Ms P, Rothwell, Northamptonshire. April 2018

Alistair was very kind and his friendly approach was welcomed during such a difficult emotional time, his secretary and receptionist were warm too.

Ms D, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. April 2018

Service was excellent all the way through.

Mr & Mrs V, Wigston, Leicestershire. April 2018

Vicky was very open and honest, and explained all I needed.

Mrs E, Wigston, Leicestershire. April 2018

Vicky was very pleasant, helpful and professional.

Mr & Mrs W, Wigston, Leicestershire. April 2018

Andrea made me feel confident that my Will would be correctly done.

Mrs F, Wigston, Leicestershire. April 2018

Due to my disabilities, extra service was given with full understanding.

Mr B, Wigston, Leicestershire. April 2018

Offering evening appointments, visits in hospital or at home and a number of free legal advice clinics, Lawson-West's solicitors and lawyers put clients first – every time.