June 15, 2018
There are numerous forms of insurance that you can get for your business, covering everything from the building you operate in, to the vehicles that you use to the people themselves so that they can be compensated in the event of an injury. However, one aspect of coverage you should not forget is legal insurance, and it is worth knowing why this is important and worth investing in. Legal expenses There are two main types of legal expense cover. The first is what is known...
June 12, 2018
It is only natural to be excited if someone wants to publish your work, particularly if someone offers you an advance. However, in the rush of excitement is easy to miss details and you could end up agreeing to something that does not offer a return on the work you put in, so it is worth knowing any potential issues before you sign a publishing deal. Copyright On a basic level, if you produce something, then it is now copyrighted. However, there is also the...
June 8, 2018
Whether you voted Remain or Leave, the fact is Brexit is going to have ramifications in terms of legal issues. While most Government statements have suggested that any UK laws will largely be modelled on existing European legislation, there are still some concerns. For example, currently, if you wish to appeal a verdict, you can take your case to the European court of appeal. Therefore, it is important to know whether or not you will still be able to do this after the Brexit process...
May 25, 2018
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...
May 18, 2018
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...
May 10, 2018
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...
May 8, 2018
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...
May 4, 2018
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...
April 27, 2018
When people think of the term “trust fund,” they often think of the children of millionaires or celebrities. However, this is not as hard to do as people may think and there are a lot of benefits for setting up trust funds. In this article, we will look at how you can do this and how to get the full benefit from setting up trust funds. An alternative to wills Trusts are an alternative to leaving money in your will. While you may have to...
April 20, 2018
The law is pretty clear when it comes to driving while handling your mobile phone- it is illegal. However, it is important to know the details when it comes to using your phone while driving and what punishments you can expect to receive, so in this article, we will be offering a guide on the law of driving with your mobile phone. Access It is important to know that you can take a call on your phone if you have a hands-free kit or Bluetooth...