December 21, 2018
It can be difficult deciding when to settle out of court. On the one hand, settling a case can prevent a lot of excessive legal costs. Conversely, it can also mean that another party may avoid paying out more than had you gone to court. Therefore, it is worth knowing when you should settle and when it is better to pursue further legal proceedings. Why people settle In some instances, a person may feel that they have been so badly affected that this means that...
December 14, 2018
Contract disputes can occur for a number of different reasons. You may feel that a provider is not giving you the service they need, or your employer demands you do work that is not part of your job description. Whatever the situation, there are a few ways to settle a contract dispute and make for as positive an outcome as possible for all parties concerned. Write a formal contract You have probably heard the joke about how oral contracts “aren’t worth the paper they’re printed...
December 7, 2018
You may have seen headlines about people fending off intruders in their home or fighting off someone in the street that was attacking them. In some cases, a person may be prosecuted for the injuries they cause their attackers, and in other cases, they don’t. The difference is in whether or not “reasonable force” was used. While defending yourself is important and understandable, it is the way in which you do it that a court has to decide if it is reasonable. The Moment Generally...
December 3, 2018
Jury duty can be an intimidating time for people. You may feel unsure what you can and can’t do, what you can and can’t say etc. Knowing what to expect can make the process easier and help you fulfil your duties as part of the jury. Summoning The first part of jury duty is receiving a letter. This will let you know when you are expected to attend court. Unless you have a valid reason, you are expected to attend, and if you can’t, you...