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How To Report Industrial Diseases

September 23, 2016 11:00 am

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (aka RIDDOR) requires workplaces to record work related dangerous incidents, injuries, illnesses and deaths. In this article we are going to be looking at how these incidents should be reported and what you should be aware of before making an industrial disease claim. Records Companies must make a record of an incident immediately, with fully written reports produced within 10 days (or 15 days in the case of injuries that last over seven days). If your...
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Legal Issues Around Restructuring Your Business

September 16, 2016 11:00 am

Broadly speaking restructuring refers to a business that is growing or downsizing, usually resulting in changing the ownership, share capital and directorship of the company. There are numerous legal implications to this which is why it is important to be aware of this before restructuring your company. What to be aware of A restructuring is not something that tends to happen too often – broadly speaking, a company will either increase a lot or downsize considerably once a decade. As a business owner you need...
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What Is A Notice Of Intended Prosecution?

September 9, 2016 11:00 am

You may have received in the post a letter referring to a “notice of intended prosecution”. Naturally you may be worried about what this means or what it could refer to. This is why we will be looking at what this means and what you should do in the event of receiving a notice of intended prosecution. What is it? Essentially a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) is a warning that you could be receiving a prosecution for committing an offence (for example speeding). However,...
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The Great River Race

September 6, 2016 2:14 pm

Portsmouth based solicitors Larcomes LLP were back in the water for charity once again, only this time bigger and better than before. In 2015, they had to dodge both the IOW Ferry and the swarm of jellyfish steadfastly swimming alongside them as they swam just under 3 miles from Gosport in Portsmouth to Ryde in the Isle of Wight to raise much needed funds for the Portsmouth Young Carers. In 2016, we have seen the team blistering their hands and ‘catching crabs’ whilst training for...
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The History Of The Legal Profession

September 2, 2016 11:00 am

For centuries law courts have existed and in those courts there have always been professionals helping people to be represented. But how did this come about and what is the history of the legal profession? Representation The act of someone representing another and speaking on their behalf can first be traced to Ancient Greece. Originally they felt that people should have to defend themselves when accused of a crime. However, around the 4th century it was established that an “orator” could speak on behalf of...
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Nine Take To The Water

September 1, 2016 9:36 am

Nine intrepid members of a Portsmouth law firm are taking to the water to raise money for Fratton Live at Home scheme, a community-based charity for older people. The solicitors and executives at Larcomes Solicitors are taking picking up their oars to take part in the Great River Race on 3 September, rowing 21.5 miles up the River Thames to raise funds for the scheme. Fratton Live at Home is part of the national charity MHA, which provides services for older people. Its Live at...
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