August 26, 2016
On 1st October 2015 the Consumer Rights Act was brought in to help clarify legal issues around consumer rights and to help give customers the protection they need. In this article we will look at what those rights are and what you should be aware of when it comes to consumer issues. Statutory rights You may well have seen this in various forms and adverts. Essentially what this means is that if you return goods in the timeframe agreed then you should be able to...
August 19, 2016
If your business is facing insolvency it is important to be aware of your responsibilities and the legal issues around it. In this article we will look at the legal issues around insolvency and what you need to know. Definition Simply put, insolvency is when a company can’t meet its financial liabilities. When this happens a legal representative has to be brought in to oversee the repayment of debts (typically the main priority will be the costs involved, followed by debts to secured creditors and...
August 12, 2016
Before starting it should be said this article is not about the legal nature of the Brexit vote itself – this is purely about how the vote to leave the EU could potentially affect UK citizens legally and what you should be aware of. Complications A lot of current UK law is based on EU law. For example, a lot of legal rights such as holiday pay and notice are tied to EU directives. However, if the UK decides to join the EEA in order...
August 8, 2016
Mr Carder, who is now 86, for nearly all of his working life was an Electrician. He was exposed to asbestos by several employers, as far back as the 1950s. Sadly, he developed asbestosis in 2011. By then, the only employer which could be sued was The University of Exeter, which had employed Mr Carder in the 1980s. The University’s Solicitors accepted that Mr Carder had been wrongfully exposed to asbestos and that the University was responsible for 2.3% of his total exposure to asbestos....
August 5, 2016
When you are in debt it can be a particularly difficult time. This is why it is important to be aware of the rules around debt collection and enforcement. Knowing this may well help you to resolve any issues in the right way. What a debt collector can do A debt collector has the right to call you, send letters or collectors. It is important to remember a collector is not a bailiff – they do not have the right to demand payment from you. It...