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Who Would You Pass Your Business On To?

May 25, 2018 11:05 am

Businesses often talk about an “exit strategy.” But one of the more uncomfortable aspects is thinking about how you would pass on your business in the event of your death, or your situation would suddenly change (such as becoming seriously ill)? It is worth knowing the options available to give you peace of mind in a number of potential scenarios. Passing on to your family If you choose to pass on your business to your family, it is important to have this discussion as soon...
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Custody Rules: Your Rights

May 18, 2018 11:01 am

When you are arrested, it can be a difficult time. There are a lot of myths and assumptions about what your rights are in this situation. Knowing what you are entitled to and what to be aware of can make the process a little bit easier. What you should know For most crimes, you can only be held for up to 24 hours, or you need to be given a specific charge. There are exceptions however, you can be held for between 36 to 96...
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What’s In A Name? Legal Disputes Over IPs

May 11, 2018 10:59 am

In recent years some companies have been involved in legal disputes regarding breaching copyright. While you may laugh at a small business with a name punning on a multinational, there are some issues that could potentially come with this, and which is why these claims may be more complicated than you may initially think. Do your research A simple way of avoiding issues regarding copyright is to search for your potential business or product name online. Government websites will allow you to check this so...
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Buddy Courage, Oh What A Night….

May 8, 2018 2:18 pm

Larcomes Solicitors recently hosted the “Buddy Courage” night, which proved to be a very competitive Quiz evening supported by local law firms and Portsmouth businesses alike, in aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. Buddy Courage was born at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, barely breathing on the 2nd of October 2017 weighing in at a tiny 4.4 pounds due to problems with his Mum’s (Natalie Courage) Placenta. Natalie who is the Administration Manager at Larcomes decided to organise...
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The New Rules On Claiming Sickness Compensation On Holiday

May 4, 2018 10:58 am

In recent years there has been an increase of holidaymakers making sickness compensation claims, with some claiming British holidaymakers are particularly at fault. In order to clamp down on potential bogus claims, new rules have been brought in, so it is important to know what to expect if you become sick on holiday and are looking to seek compensation. Capping One of the reasons that some legal companies have encouraged sickness claims is the fact that until recently the fees involved in these cases has...
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