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How To Make A Small Claims Case

June 23, 2017 10:00 am

As the name suggests a small claims case is a relatively small claim against a business or individual. This can include a personal injury or a dispute with a landlord (less than £1000) or compensation for faulty goods, services or wages or money owed (usually £10,000 or less). In this article, we are going to look at the small claims process and what you should know before making a case. Get help The first thing to do is to talk to someone – in our...
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What Qualifies As Self-Defence?

June 16, 2017 10:00 am

As a hypothetical scenario let’s say a burglar enters your house. Startled you grab something to hand and attack them. Would this technically count as self-defence? In this article, we are looking at self-defence as defined by UK law and what you need to be aware of. The law The first thing to make clear is that in the scenario we discussed you do not have to wait to be attacked first. The main emphasis is on using reasonable force in order to defend yourself...
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Administration Apprentice

May 31, 2017 8:32 am

We are looking to recruit an Administration Apprentice to join our administration department at our offices in Portsmouth. You will be reliable and enthusiastic, whilst displaying common sense and flexibility in supporting the administration department. As our Apprentice, you will learn how to deal with basic office duties to assist all departments with their day to day administration tasks, including: photocopying; banking; dealing with incoming and out-going post; ensuring there is sufficient stationery for the firm and to re-order as and when required; locating and indexing...
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Buying A Business

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If you are looking for a new business opportunity you do not necessarily have to set one up yourself. Buying a new business whether it is a franchise store or an independent is an opportunity to work with an established client base and to build on something that is already in place. That being said there can be some legal issues so it is important to be aware of the various factors involved with buying a business to make sure everything is done properly. Do...
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Why You Need To Talk In Person Before Choosing A Legal Representative

May 26, 2017 10:00 am

With the emergence of the internet, phone services and so forth a lot of things are more easily and readily available. Indeed, in some cases you could potentially get someone to handle a legal issue over the phone or through email. However, at Larcomes we believe that a legal representative should be chosen in person and here are a few reasons why. Customer service Seeing a firm in person is often a good gauge of their customer service as you can look at how quickly...
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How To Settle A Legal Dispute With A Business Partner

May 19, 2017 11:00 am

Working with a business partner can be great and often one person can complement the other, such as a more creative person working off someone with more of a head for figures. Unfortunately, however, sometimes disagreements can occur and in the most serious cases this can result in legal disputes. In this article, we are going to look at how to settle a legal dispute with a business partner so that you can both effectively move on. Have a written agreement in place Before going...
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Banter v harassment- Where is the line?

May 12, 2017 11:00 am

Offices can be stressful places and people sometimes want to lighten the mood with jokes and messing about. Often this can be a relief or at worst be a bit irritating. However, sometimes this can go too far and be seen as harassment. This is potentially tricky and begs the question at what point does “banter” go too far and actually become harassment? The facts The Equality Act was introduced in 2010 to ensure fair treatment for people in the Workplace. However, with more than...
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Is It Possible To Have A Truly Amicable Divorce?

May 5, 2017 11:00 am

You often hear the term “amicable” in reference to a breakup or a divorce. But this can often be complicated by disagreements over property ownership, finance and custody over children, plus any emotional issues that might have led to the initial breakup. From both a legal standpoint and in terms of wanting people to have a healthy relationship we are going to look at whether it is possible to have a truly amicable divorce. Try mediation first Divorce lawyers are often portrayed as being cold...
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The New Speeding Fines: What You Need To Know

April 28, 2017 10:00 am

A speeding ticket can be a massive nuisance at any time. However, this week new legislation has been brought in to make people more aware of their speed and to make increased fines and penalties more of a deterrent. In this article, we are going to look at the new guidelines regarding speeding and what you need to be aware of before you set off on your next journey. Why it was brought in The changes have been brought in after a 2016 consultation with...
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General Landlord And Tenant Services

April 26, 2017 9:00 am

For landlords, a rental property can be a great way to make money. For tenants having somewhere secure and safe to live that is well run is vital. In both instances, we offer services to help make sure both the landlord and tenant are properly protected. Tenancy agreements Tenancy agreements are vital for both landlords and tenants- they are contract designed to make clear the rights and responsibilities for both parties. This is why it is worth using the services of experienced legal professionals as...
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