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Myths About Legal Representation

October 20, 2017 1:00 pm

When watching TV shows or movies it is possible to get a certain picture of what lawyers and legal representatives in general are. However, what you should remember is that inevitably these tend to be simplified versions of real life. In this article, we are going to look at certain myths about legal representation and give you a different perspective on the reality of legal work.   No big emotional speeches One of the best parts of courtroom dramas tend to be big emotional speeches...
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What Are Your Rights When You Have Been Arrested?

October 13, 2017 1:00 pm

When you have been arrested it can be a difficult and stressful time. It is important when this occurs to know what your rights are. In this article, we are going to look at what specifically those rights are and what you should be aware of when you are arrested.   Your rights when you are in custody When you have been arrested, the officer who puts you in custody should explain what your rights are. Essentially you are entitled to free legal advice, the...
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A Guide To Inheritance Tax

October 6, 2017 1:00 pm

When preparing a Will one aspect to consider is inheritance tax. In simple terms, any amount over £325,000 can be taxed. However, there are various factors that can mitigate this and in this article, we are going to look at this.   Value When we say the value of the estate there are factors around this. For example, if you leave everything to your partner, a charity or a community club then this is not taxed. Furthermore, if you pass on your home to your...
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Larcomes support Pompey in the Community

October 4, 2017 11:29 am

195 miles, 3 days, 6 sore legs & 3 sore bottoms for Pompey in the Community to raise funds for two new pedal wheelchair carriers. Three staff from Pompey in the Community the charitable foundation of Portsmouth FC, are looking to further support their fantastic disability & community cycling scheme thanks to the support of Larcomes Solicitors. The Pompey in the Community disability cycling programme, Wheels for All has this year allowed over 200 people with multiple needs and disabilities to get active, get fit...
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How To Prove Harassment

September 29, 2017 11:00 am

The basic definition of harassment is “unwanted or unwelcome behaviour” that “violates your dignity and creates a hostile environment”. Of course, this is not always the easiest thing to prove. However, it is important that employers take this seriously and in this article, we are going to look at how you prove harassment and more importantly take steps to stop it from happening and to help employers clamp down on it. Protection The 2010 Equality Act was brought in to make it easier for people...
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How To Prove Discrimination

September 22, 2017 11:00 am

Discrimination can occur in different ways. It can be in overt ways such as sexist or racist language. In other ways, it can be more subtle and it is not always easy to prove. In this article, we are going to look at discrimination and how it is possible to prove it. Different types of discrimination There are different types of discrimination, some more subtle than others. There is intent, whereby someone is treated differently. There can also be disparate impact, where an employment policy...
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Workplace Accidents- Can You Claim Compensation?

September 15, 2017 11:00 am

You have probably seen adverts on TV that talk about “You could claim compensation” about an accident you had at work. However, there are potential complications i.e. at what point is an accident your fault and at what point is it something a company should be responsible for? In this article we are going to look at this and help you decide whether or not to make a claim. A potential scenario Let’s look at what on the surface may be a simple scenario but...
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5 Ways Brexit Could Affect UK Laws

September 8, 2017 11:00 am

With the triggering of Article 50 the negotiation for Britain to leave the EU has begun. One of the factors that led to the vote was the argument that it would allow for Britain to have more say in its own laws. However, the other argument was that it could result in more grey areas and difficulties as the UK tries to establish what those new laws are. In this article, we are going to look at five ways that Brexit could potentially affect UK...
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Let’s Get Together – Coffee Morning

September 6, 2017 2:39 pm

Larcomes in Waterlooville are hosting a coffee morning open to all for Macmillan. Please come along for drinks, cake and nibbles and help us to Raise Money for Macmillan Cancer Support, whilst at the same time giving you the opportunity to meet the old team and the new Private Client team that are expanding to Waterlooville. Friday 29th September 2017 • 9am – 1pm • Appletree House, 17 St Georges Walk, Waterlooville, PO7 7TU

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Is There Anything You Shouldn’t Tell Your Legal Representative?

August 25, 2017 11:00 am

It can be difficult if you are in a stressful situation. This is certainly the case if you are talking to your legal representative. You may find yourself thinking “Should I be telling them this?” In this article, we are going to look at whether or not there is anything that you should not tell your legal representative. Choose your representative You shouldn’t say everything before you have chosen your representative. At this point you should be gauging whether or not they will work best...
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