July 26, 2019
Adopting a child can be great for both the parents and the child, providing them a stable home environment. However, it is important for anyone looking to adopt to be aware of the legal procedure to help make sure this goes through in the smoothest way possible. Who can adopt? When it comes to adoption, if you are above the age of 21 and can provide a stable environment, then you could be eligible to adopt. There is no maximum age when someone can apply...
July 19, 2019
People often talk about “the small claims court.” In legal terms, there isn’t a place called the small claims court. The more accurate term is a small claims track in the civil courts. Up until April 2013, the maximum amount that could be made through a small claim was £5000. This was recently increased to £10,000 with talk of an increase up to £15,000. It is worth knowing how this process works in order to give yourself the best chance of a positive verdict. What...
July 12, 2019
There are a lot of benefits to freelancing – you can work where you want to, and you are not restricted to the typical working day. However, working for yourself does have certain legal issues that need to be addressed, and you should be aware of this before you start. Get it in writing Technically, any agreement where you agree to do work in exchange for money is a contract, whether it was a verbal or written agreement. That being said, it is recommended that...
July 5, 2019
Being made redundant can be a difficult and stressful time, especially if you have had your job for a number of years. This is why it is important to be aware of the legal issues around redundancy, knowing what your rights are in this situation. Right of appeal A person being made redundant is not the same as being dismissed. A company should show the process of why people have been chosen, demonstrating that this has been done in a fair and non-discriminatory way. If...
July 1, 2019
As from the 1st July 2019 Larcomes LLP have incorporated and are now known as Larcomes Legal Limited. All of our business activities have been transferred over to the new legal entity and there are no other material changes to our Firm structure, services, Directors or staff.