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How To Report Abuse

February 15, 2019 8:44 am

Abuse can occur on a number of levels. This can include physical abuse, in terms of visible violence, pain and injury. But it can also include emotional abuse when a person is being mistreated on a way that may not be physically violent but could make them feel they cannot leave their partner. Whatever the reason, it is important to know what to do when reporting abuse. Different forms of abuse When reporting abuse, people tend to think of physical abuse due to the visible...
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Legal Issues Around Domestic Abuse

February 8, 2019 8:44 am

Domestic abuse can be emotionally devastating. As well as dealing with someone you trust mistreating you, it can also have complications from a legal standpoint. It is important to know some of the legal implications and practical issues that need to be dealt with. What to be aware of When people think of abuse, they tend to think of it purely in terms of physical violence. While this may be the most visible sign, it is important to know that there are other forms. For...
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Legal Issues Around Child Support

February 1, 2019 8:42 am

When a couple splits, it is still important that both partners ensure the child or children involved in that relationship are properly looked after. While one parent may be involved in the day to day care, child support (also known as child maintenance) payments are important to help them with the various costs involved with bringing up children. This can create some issues, which parents should be aware of in order to avoid any legal difficulties. How it is arranged Child support payments can be...
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Legal Issues Around Bankruptcy

January 31, 2019 11:08 am

Employment tribunals typically take place when there is an unresolved issue between an employee and an employer. For example, if an employee feels they were dismissed unfairly, they may ask for a tribunal in order to seek compensation. This is just one example of when you would go to a tribunal, and it is worth knowing how to prepare before and what to expect when the tribunal takes place. Representation You can either give evidence at a tribunal for yourself, or you can have a...
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What To Expect At An Employment Tribunal

January 24, 2019 11:07 am

Employment tribunals typically take place when there is an unresolved issue between an employee and an employer. For example, if an employee feels they were dismissed unfairly, they may ask for a tribunal in order to seek compensation. This is just one example of when you would go to a tribunal, and it is worth knowing how to prepare before and what to expect when the tribunal takes place. Representation You can either give evidence at a tribunal for yourself, or you can have a...
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Legal Issues In The Workplace

January 17, 2019 11:04 am

Whether you are an employer or an employee, there are numerous legal issues in the workplace that you should be aware of. Whether it’s health and safety, discrimination or security, there are various aspects that everyone needs to be aware of and responsible for. Discrimination This is an area that can be potentially very difficult to deal with. For example, an employer may choose between two different candidates for a promotion. One candidate has the necessary qualifications and experience for the job, while another is...
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What To Be Aware Of When Seeking A Divorce

January 10, 2019 11:06 am

In recent times, the issue of how easy it is to grant a divorce has been highlighted in some major cases. The process can often be difficult as it involves emotional issues and conflicts of interests. However, it is possible to make the process simpler, and with the right approach, it can result in a reasonable outcome for all the parties concerned. Cause One recent point of contention has been the idea of “probable cause.” Currently, after a period of around five years, you can...
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Macmillan Cancer Support Donation

January 4, 2019 11:00 am

For each client feedback form returned to Larcomes LLP, a donation is made to Macmillan Cancer Support. As a result of all the forms received in 2018 we are delighted to have been able to make a donation of £225 to this charity. Many thanks to all our clients for their support.

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When Should You Settle Out Of Court?

December 21, 2018 9:18 am

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...
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How To Settle A Contract Dispute

December 14, 2018 9:10 am

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...
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