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March 31, 2017 3:59 pm

Privilege Rate: Founded in Portsmouth in the 1880’s Larcomes has grown to become an experienced commercial and family law firm serving the needs of Portsmouth. Since that time, we have formed a number of strong relationships with long established clients. While we always want to attract new clients, we believe it is important to support the people who have supported us, over the years. We also know that people can be concerned about costs and we want to do what we can to reduce those...
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Legal Issues Around Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly popular as a way of funding projects. Depending on the platform it can be for creative purposes but equally more charities and other forms of business are benefiting from it. However, there are potential pitfalls and it is important to be aware of the legal issues that can arise before starting a crowdfunding campaign. Intellectual property As with any other form of investment pitch it is important to ensure that your intellectual property is protected. Whether it is a patent, trademark...
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Commercial Property Law

March 24, 2017 11:00 am

It can be an exciting time when you finally get the chance to have your own commercial property. Equally it can be daunting as you look for the right kind to suit your business needs. As with any property purchase there are various rules you need to be aware of and this is why we have produced this quick guide to commercial property law. What you should know Commercial property law can cover both the private and public sector. A big part of a legal...
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Is Your Investment Legal?

March 17, 2017 10:00 am

People are often looking for ways to invest in their money. However, sometimes you may be tempted by something that looks too good to be true. In this article, we are going to look at what you need to be aware of before choosing an investment. Is the company licensed? You may have had an advisor show you a range of potential options. At this point it is important to check carefully – the company needs to be licensed and registered under the Financial Conduct...
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Substantial Hike in Probate Fees

March 16, 2017 3:32 pm

The Government has recently announced the proposal for Probate Court fees to rise in May 2017. Currently set at a fixed fee of £155 (if applying through a Solicitor) and £215 if making a personal application, the fees will now be increased dependent on the value of a person’s estate. The proposed fees are:- Estate up to £50,000 or exempt from requiring a grant of probate    £0 Estate from £50,000, up to £300,000                                                        £300 Estate from £300,000, up to £500,000                                                      £1,000 Estate from £500,000, up to £1m                                                              £4,000...
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Update On Punishments For Using Your Phone While Driving

March 10, 2017 10:00 am

You should know by now that it is illegal to use your phone while you are driving. But from 1st March the rules have now changed and the punishments have become harder for anyone who is caught breaking those rules and we will be taking a closer look at those today. What you risk Under the new rules the fine has been increased to £200 and that instead of getting three points on your license this is now six points. Furthermore, if you are caught...
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