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...
April 13, 2018
Scams can cost people thousands of pounds. The problem is that spotting scams are not always immediately obvious, and the scammers can often use sophisticated techniques in order to “prove” who they are and what they are offering is “genuine.” To counter this, here are five tips to help you be more scam aware. Get information Someone may knock at your door claiming to be from the council or other official agency. In this instance, do not check any details on the cards they offer...
April 6, 2018
A lot of people dream of becoming movie stars or models. Therefore, when an agency says they can get you that kind of work, then it is often attractive. However, there are certain details that you need to check before signing up, to ensure that you or anyone you know does not get caught out. Real agents don’t charge their clients This is the clearest sign that the agency is not genuine. An agent should get their money from the work that they get for...
March 30, 2018
When you are looking for a legal representative, you want someone who understands what you are going through and has the experience and training necessary to give you the best possible chance of a positive verdict. In this article, we are going to look at the five benefits of using a solicitor in your local area. Being able to visit in person Being able to go to someone in person has a lot of benefits. It allows you to gauge the level of customer service,...
March 23, 2018
Divorce can be a difficult and stressful process for everyone involved. You may be concerned about certain assets you own, and what might happen to them after the process has been completed. This can be in terms of property, but also mortgages, accounts, and businesses. In this article, we are going to look at what you need to know in order to protect your assets while going through a divorce. Your home If you own a property in your ex-partner’s name, you can register your...
March 16, 2018
Personal injury claims have had a bad reputation in some circles. However, there are a lot of reasons why they are important – if someone is prevented from working due to an injury that wasn’t their fault, they should be compensated for it. Furthermore, these claims can highlight issues with health and safety that can ensure accidents do not happen in the future. In this article, we are going to look at five facts you should know about personal injury and personal injury claims. Claim...
March 9, 2018
The legal system can seem overwhelming at times. However, it is worth learning a bit more so that when the time comes, you know a bit about what you are dealing with. The UK The first thing to be aware of is that England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all have their own legal systems. In 1973 the UK joined the European Union, meaning that a number of European laws had to become part of UK law. This has become an issue now with...
March 2, 2018
You can be fined for various reasons. For example, you could be fined for littering or speeding. There will be a period where you will be expected to pay it. However, it is also fair to ask- what happens if you can’t pay a fine (whether you are unable to or choose not to)? Avoidance Ideally, you should pay a fine when you are asked to. For example, with a parking ticket, you pay less if you do so in the initial first few days....
February 23, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you are new to a company or have worked there for years, if it goes into administration you are likely to be worried. One of the major concerns will be job security; another will be whether you will be paid. In this article, we are going to look at what your rights are in the event of your company going into administration. Stay calm While it is a stressful time, it is important to stay calm. A company going into administration...
February 16, 2018
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....