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You may think in your 20s that you don't need a lawyer, but if you are thinking of buying your first home or wondering what legal advice you need when setting up a business, read our selection of articles below, written by junior lawyers from across the firm. 

Faye Cook and Stuart Price will give you the heads up on 20 Legal things you really should be aware of in your 20s. 
 

  • 1
    As a young professional it can be hard to keep up with all of your work deadlines, meetings, targets and know what your rights are in relation to discrimination. Alexander Millward looks at what you can do if you think you are being discriminated against.
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  • 2
    If you’re looking to set up your own business you won’t survive very long without enough cash to meet your immediate needs. Rico Dexiades outlines the top five steps to minimise the risk of cash flow issues and addresses some issues to help avoid potential disputes in the future.
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  • 3
    The rights of couples who split up after living together are very different from those who were married, particularly where children are involved. Parents are often shocked to discover that their only entitlement on separation is to child maintenance. Anna Scales explores the possibility of other options.
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  • 4
    Looking for funds to start your own business? Whether you’re in the fortunate position of being able to borrow money from friends or family or taking on a traditional loan facility from a bank, Alex Bishop highlights three good reasons why it makes sense to speak to a lawyer first.
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  • 5
    Before agreeing to any medical treatment, George Liley explains the importance of making fully informed decisions about the options available. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, be clear as to the potential risks and consider all treatment options, including the option of doing nothing.
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  • 6
    Do you have dreams of starting a career in property management and/or development? Catherine Linsell shares her 20 top tips (from planning consent to setting up a Special Purchase Vehicle, through to final sale) for anyone thinking of getting into the property market.
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  • 7
    Court of Protection can be a whirlwind of legal jargon and terms which are difficult to understand. Louise Mathias-Williams explains what a deputy is, their role and responsibilities when looking after someone who lacks mental capacity.
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  • 8
    If you want to own your first home sooner, rather than later, check out the Government’s Help to Buy ISA. Samuel Davies highlights some of the important points about the scheme and explains who is eligible and how the Government’s contributions may benefit you.
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  • 9
    If you think people in their 20s don’t need to consider making a will – then think again. Rachel Braithwaite looks at some of the consequences of not having one, including a partner having no rights at all when you die if you are not married or in a civil partnership.
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  • 10
    Alex Bishop explains how easy it can be to set up your own company but how much harder it is to actually run it! Being subject to the Companies Act, complying with all its requirements and provisions is no mean feat.
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  • 11
    New build completions have hit a 10 year high. This has sparked recent concerns that the quality of new build homes is falling. In this article Chris Kirby-Turner outlines the protection provided for new build owners, should any issues arise.
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  • 12
    As a younger generation family member it may seem quite daunting to get involved in the running of a family business. This short guide by Faye Cook will help you manage the transition and avoid some of the more common pitfalls.
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  • 13
    Moving in with your partner feels like the right thing to do but did you know you have no legal protection as a cohabiting couple? Anna Scales in the Family team looks at how a cohabitation agreement may protect you and hopefully avoid costly disputes if the relationship breaks down.
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  • 14
    Congratulations! You’ve got that new job and you’re looking forward to your first month’s pay. But depending on your employment status, you may be entitled to more than just your pay cheque. Alex Millward in our Employment team helps you understand your statutory rights.
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  • 15
    Buying a property with your partner 50:50 is one thing, but what happens if one of you puts in a greater amount? Who owns what and how should the equity be split when you sell? Rachel Braithwaite looks at how a declaration of trust can help.
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  • 16
    Have you been named as an executor in a will? Do you know what the next step is? Sarah Crane from our Probate team explains the role of an executor and how you are responsible for administering the estate of the testator (the owner of the will).
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  • 17
    If you were injured as a result of negligence as a child, you may be about to run out of time to bring a claim, even if the injury continues to have a significant impact on your life. Josie Hill from our Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury team explains more.
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  • 18
    Thinking of buying a leasehold property? Samuel Davies in our Residential Conveyancing team flags up the issue of ground rent - what is an acceptable level, does it affect the value of the property and why is it causing concern amongst lenders and property professionals?
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  • 19
    Unfortunately some people find themselves not only dealing with the loss of a loved one but also the worry of not being provided for by the will. As daunting as it may be, there are ways in which you could possibly challenge the will. Amy Wilford explains how.
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  • 20
    At last you’ve found the perfect premises for your business. Now all you have to do is negotiate the terms of the lease. As part of our '20 Legal things' series, Nicole Priestley takes you through her top 20 things to be considered as part of the negotiations.
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