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Issues around copyright

May 30, 2016 11:00 am

There are numerous legal issues surrounding copyright, some that are more obvious than others. In recent times there has been some controversy around this due to debates around what constitutes fair use. In this article we will look at copyright and what you need to be aware of. What is fair use? Essentially fair use means you can use copyrighted material without the permission of the owner provided: • You are using it to comment on the work itself • You are using it for...
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How to spot a scam

May 23, 2016 11:00 am

Have you ever been given an offer that sounds too good to be true? Chances are if you haven’t someone you know has. It may not necessarily be a special offer – it may be someone pretending to represent your bank or a computer company which is why it is vital to know how to spot a scam. Did you ask for it? If you suddenly receive a letter saying you have won a competition you didn’t enter or a company is asking for details...
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Legal issues around selling a house

May 16, 2016 11:00 am

People often want to sell houses for different reasons – it may be they are looking to start a family and want somewhere larger and more suited to their needs. In some cases they may wish to downsize and have something more manageable. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the legal issues around selling a house. Representation The way in which a legal representative charges you can vary. Therefore it is worth discussing this with them and getting a breakdown of...
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Legal issues to consider when buying a house

May 9, 2016 11:00 am

A house is usually the biggest purchase a person, couple or family will make in their lives. Aside from being the biggest it can also be one of the most complicated. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the legal issues around buying a house. Value for money When it comes to conveyancing do not be tempted by the cheapest offer – look for representatives who are recognised by organisations such as the Law Society to ensure you are getting proper value for money...
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