February 2015 - Larcomes : Larcomes

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Legal disputes around wills

February 24, 2015 3:53 pm

Wills can potentially be a very emotive subject. With the increase in divorce and more families involved it can become very complicated. This is why it is vital when writing a will to keep it continually updated and to make it fair as much as possible.   Potential problems   There are various aspects that can complicate matters around wills- for example who will inherit money or property? While some might argue the easiest way around this is to give everyone an equal share this...
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Posted in: Wills trust probate
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How does the law define “being of sound mind”?

February 17, 2015 3:53 pm

You have probably seen TV shows, films and indeed possibly heard wills read out that refer to the term “being of sound mind.” But what does this term actually mean and how do people define it? What initially may seem like a simple question can be complicated by the fact that what some people define as “sound” or “rational” may be different from others.   Basic definition   The basic definition of “being of sound mind” is as follows “An understanding of one’s actions and...
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Solving Childcare Disputes

12:51 pm

One of the most emotive aspects of family law is the issue of childcare. There are a number of areas where this is potentially problematic, which is why legal firms have to be very careful when it comes to this in order to ensure that most of the needs of the children are properly attended to.   Factors to consider While this may sound obvious, different children have different needs and in any childcare case this needs to be taken into account: The age of...
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Dealing with boundary disputes

February 9, 2015 3:52 pm

Most people think about neighbours in terms of people you wave at in the morning and wish them a good day. The problem is that sometimes things can get complicated- you may want to build something that creeps over their boundary or you may feel their giant trees are taking light away from your home and so forth. It is not an easy thing to deal with which is why it helps to get the right legal advice when dealing with boundary disputes.   Talk...
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Posted in: Land acquisitions
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How to claim for industrial diseases

February 2, 2015 3:51 pm

For some people the issue of industrial diseases is a contentious one. In the past it was felt that people should accept that certain risks go with certain jobs. However, this is no longer the case and instead the big issue is that people who work deserve to be protected by their employer as much as possible and if as a result of getting an illness they can no longer do that job then they deserve to be compensated for what they have lost through...
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Posted in: Industrial diseases
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