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Jeetesh Patel
In Conversation with Jeetesh Patel

Having joined the Laurus team at the beginning of 2021, Senior Associate Jeetesh Patel brings a new type of expertise to our Family team.

Kate’s Story: How LPAs can make all the difference

Kate Garraway’s story has shed light on a struggle affecting countless families as their loved ones suffer from long-term illness and incapacitation.

International Surrogacy & COVID-19

Surrogacy lawyer Jeetesh Patel examines the impact of Covid on surrogacy across the globe; and discusses what intended parents need to be aware of in the current climate.

£1 million made available for Family Mediation

The Government recently announced a campaign enabling 2,000 families to claim a £500 voucher towards the cost of mediation.

A First Time Buyer’s Guide to 95% Mortgages

The Chancellor’s newly announced mortgage guarantee scheme could have a lot of benefits for first time buyers, but how exactly does it work?

Chesterton’s Nick Barnes on London Property 2021

Nick Barnes, Head of Research at Chestertons, takes a look back on the pandemic property market so far, as well as what the future might hold for those looking to make a move London property market this year.

Will the stamp duty deadline be extended?

We speak to property law expert James Chadwick about the recent debate over the stamp duty deadline and get his top tips for making sure your conveyancing goes as smoothly – and quickly – as possible.

Prime London Property – February 2021

We speak to Ed Tryon, Director at Lichfields, a prime central London property search firm, for his thoughts on the start of the year for the prime London market. Plus, Ed shares his opinion on how buyers might react to emerging trends.

Understanding Surrogacy Law

International surrogacy and adoption expert Jeetesh Patel explains what the law in the UK says about surrogacy, and what legal issues to look out for.

Leasehold reforms to save homeowners thousands

Homeowners will now be able to save thousands of pounds, following the government’s announcement that leaseholders will be able to extend their leases up to 990 years with zero ground rent.

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In Conversation with Abigail Bird

Partner and Head of Legacy Abigail Bird tells us how she’s found ways to grow as a business leader during the pandemic, and how she’s been maintaining their BD practices despite working life moving almost completely online.

2021 Property Market Forecast

With unprecedented challenges throughout 2020, we take a look into when and how the property market is predicted to recover, the factors that are influencing these trends, and get some expert advice on buying and selling in the new year.