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Legal Issues Around Forming A Business

November 30, 2018 8:49 am

Running your own business can be incredibly rewarding. You can control when you work and allows you to do what you want to do. However, there can be some legal issues around forming a business and being aware of these will help ensure you run your business as smoothly as possible. The name It sounds obvious. Unfortunately, the wrong name can create massive issues. A quick check online will help ensure that you do not pick the same name as another local company, or at...
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Can You Defend Yourself In Court?

November 23, 2018 8:47 am

In some cases, people may want to legally represent themselves. It is not something that’s recommended. However, it is possible and it is worth knowing what you need to be aware of before you try to represent yourself in court. Why There are two main reasons why people may choose to represent themselves. One is that a person may feel that they are better off talking directly to a jury, magistrate or judge as opposed to having someone talking on their behalf. Another reason may...
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When Can Someone Be Tried As An Adult In The UK?

November 16, 2018 8:45 am

In order to answer the question “when can someone be tried as an adult in the UK?” it is important to understand the legal aspects of when someone is considered an adult. In some respects, this can vary- for example in recent times the age of when you can purchase cigarettes raised from 16 to 18, and there have been calls to legally restrict the sale of high caffeine energy drinks. There are also other variations in terms of adulthood and responsibility that you need...
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What Is A Legal Loophole?

November 9, 2018 8:38 am

In legal terms, a loophole is essentially a way to get around a clause in a contract or other form of rule or regulation. In effect, you are not breaking the law or the terms of the contract, but you are getting away with something that you shouldn’t do based on a particular detail that a legal professional may spot that another person wouldn’t. Technicality A common example that people cite when it comes to legal loopholes is the difference between tax evasion and tax...
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