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Legal Issues Around Tax And Tax Avoidance

February 16, 2018 9:00 am

There is an old joke that states there are two certainties in life- death and taxes. While there are people who can advise you on how to reduce your tax bill, it is important to be aware of what your legal responsibilities. Any savings you make on a scheme could be cancelled out by massive fines, so it is important to be aware of the legal issues around tax and tax avoidance. Tax avoidance Tax avoidance is different from evasion because it is technically legal....
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What Your Company Should Know About Data Protection

February 9, 2018 11:28 am

The new Data Protection Bill has been brought in to update the Data Protection Act, which was last updated in 1998. The idea is to offer individuals more control over their information, and it is vital that companies are aware of what to do when it comes to looking after people’s data. The right to be forgotten One of the major updates that have been included is the “right to be forgotten.” What this means is that people can ask for their personal data to...
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Car Accidents – Proving Fault

January 26, 2018 11:00 am

If you are involved in a car accident, it can be a difficult and stressful situation. What is worse is if someone suggests that you are at fault for it when it wasn’t your fault. In this article we will look at how you can prove the other party was at fault. Get details There are a number of ways that you can get details down. Vehicles now regularly have on-board cameras, allowing situations to be filmed. Passengers can now film situations using their phones....
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How To Make A Witness Statement

January 19, 2018 11:00 am

Witnessing a crime can be a difficult and often frightening situation. However, reporting it can help ensure that those responsible are punished for it. In order to do this, you may need to give a witness statement and in this article, we are going to look at what you should be aware of while giving a witness statement. What it consists of When giving to a court, a witness statement will start with the name of the case and claim number. You will then give...
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How To Get Out Of A Contract

January 12, 2018 11:00 am

There are contracts for any number of things. Whether it is the rental agreement with a lettings agency, a gym membership or a phone contract, there are times when you may have decided this is longer working. In this article we are going to look at how you can get out of a contract and what you need to be aware of. Termination clause A lot of contracts will have some form of termination clause. For example, if you want to move out of a...
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Macmillan Cancer Support Donation

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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 2017 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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Returning Gifts: Your Rights And Legal Advice

January 5, 2018 11:00 am

People say it’s the thought that counts. However, even with all the best effort, sometimes a gift won’t be right. It may be because you got a jumper that’s the wrong size, something that isn’t suitable for your children (Sorry Aunt Bertha, she’s 14 years old now) or it just simply isn’t something you want. Fortunately, there are a few options available to you. Regifting Before returning a gift, consider whether or not you need to. There may be friends or family that could benefit...
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Debt Collectors- What Are Your Rights?

December 22, 2017 9:00 am

Being in debt can be a difficult time. However, the stress can be compounded when someone comes to your door demanding payment. It is important when this happens to know what your rights are. Rights In simple terms someone pursuing a debt can contact you via letter, phone or by visiting your home. However, it is important to distinguish between a debt collector and a law enforcement officer or bailiff, with the former having no legal powers. A collector is not allowed to go to...
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Specialist Industrial Diseases Industry Accreditation

December 20, 2017 9:50 am

Nationally acknowledged Larcomes LLP are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor, Michael Osborne from the Industrial Diseases department has recently attained a specialist professional body accreditation from The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a specialist asbestos and mesothelioma disease lawyer. Only specialists in the field of Industrial Diseases are awarded this accreditation. He is also accredited by APIL in the fields of Occupational disease and personal injury. APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years and over...
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How To Contest A Drink Driving Charge

December 15, 2017 12:00 pm

It can be stressful being confronted with a drink driving charge. However, there are ways that it is possible to contest the charge. With the right approach it is possible to overturn it. Test The first thing to make clear is that a breath test in and of itself is not evidence that can be used in court. However, any further tests taken after the breath test can. It is important to comply during this process as leaving before the results is an offence in...
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