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Why A Legal Representative Should Check Your Will

November 24, 2017 11:00 am

It can be difficult talking about making a Will. A lot of people can be hesitant because they don’t want to think about death or fear that it may be complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be and having a legal representative to hand can take out a lot of the potential issues that can occur. Updating One thing a legal representative can help with is advice on updating a Will. For example, if you remarry then you need to consider who you want to...
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Comparison Between Mutual And Mirror Wills

November 22, 2017 11:03 am

Introduction It is important to appreciate that so long as an individual has testamentary capacity they will always be able to change their Wills. This is irrespective of whether the Will is classified as a “Mirror Will” or a “Mutual Will”. However, on occasions, it would be appropriate for parties to enter into Mutual Wills, the meaning of which is explained hereafter. The circumstances where perhaps Mutual Wills would normally be entered into would be in respect of second marriages where there are children for...
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Health And Safety- What Your Business Should Know

November 17, 2017 11:00 am

The term “health and safety” has had a bit of a bad press – often it is treated as a phrase signifying an overly fussy need for regulation. But at its heart the idea behind it is simply making sure that people are properly protected. Companies need to be aware of this because if you do not protect your employees or any visitors to your working environment properly then you could be liable for any compensation or damages so it is better to minimise risk...
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Legal Issues Around Divorce

November 10, 2017 11:00 am

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time for the people involved. There are a number of practical and legal factors to consider and in this article, we are going to give you an overview of these aspects and what you need to think about before, during and after a divorce. Grounds for a divorce Grounds for divorce can include adultery (though this is not applicable if you lived for longer than 6 months together after you found out about it), unreasonable behaviour (such as...
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Why What You Say Can Harm Your Defence

November 3, 2017 11:00 am

You have probably seen in television programs or films when someone gets arrested they are told “You don’t have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you do.” This does raise the question – what could you say that could harm your defence and what should you be aware of? In this article we are going to look at this so that in the event of being arrested you can be prepared. You can stay silent Another common thing people know about...
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