November 3, 2014
Industrial Diseases – do you know the risks In any form of work there is an element of risk. However, it is the responsibility of employers to minimise that risk as much as possible. This is why it is vital to be aware of the various types of industrial diseases and more importantly how to prevent the risk of employees and anyone visiting your industrial environment as much as possible. Conditions caused by Asbestos While the use of asbestos has been banned...
October 27, 2014
With some legal issues you have to deal with problems that people often find hard to discuss. One particularly sensitive issue is the loss of mental capacity. One way to provide peace of mind is to nominate someone (or for you to provide the nominated service for someone else) to apply for power of attorney. The phrase “power of attorney” can worry some people. They may be afraid this means that their nominated representative could control their legal or financial affairs. It has to be...
October 23, 2014
Asbestos claims specialists at Larcomes welcome the ruling of the Supreme Court yesterday which held that an occupier of a site is responsible for all people on site, not merely those people on site who are employed by the occupier. We welcome this decision as it gives greater protection for workers, confirming that site occupiers have a responsibility for all people on their site. This case concerned a gentleman who had contracted the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma when he was exposed to asbestos dust when he as...
October 20, 2014
People sell businesses for various reasons. You may want to move into a different industry and try out something new. Alternatively, you may be on the verge of retirement and your children may not be interested in taking on your business. Whatever the reason, it is vital to be wary of any legal issues when selling a business. The most crucial aspect is to be prepared. A buyer will want to go through a process of due diligence. This means that you must give them...
October 13, 2014
For some people the chance to own their own business is a dream come true. You may, however not necessarily want to start from scratch and would prefer to take on an existing business and put your own stamp on it. However, there is always the fear of what you are getting into. This is why it helps to think about the various legal issues involved when buying a business. You have probably seen the phrase “Due diligence”. This is where you get your legal...
October 7, 2014
People can often be cynical about personal injury claims. People may refer to the “compensation culture” and complain about how people “should be more careful”. However, if you are the person who has been involved in an accident that could have been prevented, wasn’t your fault and is stopping you from working then the chances are you would want to be compensated for that and this is why it is vital to get the right advice when making a personal injury claim. There are a...
Larcomes Solicitors which has offices in Portsmouth and Waterlooville has scooped the title Niche Legal Team of the Year at a prestigious legal conference and awards dinner. Larcomes was announced as the winner of the award by the 360 Legal Group, at its annual dinner on Thursday October 2nd which took place at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire. It is the fourth year that Bristol-based 360 Legal Group, which helps law firms across the UK manage and market their practices more successfully as businesses, has held...
September 29, 2014
In the UK residential conveyancing refers to the legal process of buying and selling property. While it is possible to sell a property yourself without a professional legal representative there are a lot of potential risks involved which is why it is best to use experienced legal professionals who specialise in property law. In the UK this is regulated by the Law Society. As with any other type of legal profession (or indeed anyone offering services for you in general) it is worth finding people...
September 22, 2014
Whether you are separating, going through a divorce or you are considering ending a civil partnership it can be very painful. However before you make the final decision there are often a lot of issues to discuss. While it can be very hard to make the process easy one way to ensure that it is handled in the best way possible is via family mediation. In simple terms this is where a trained legal professional discusses the practical issues of a separation with you. This...
September 16, 2014
A lot of companies offer legal representation. However knowing who offers the right kind of experience and legal expertise is often harder than you think. In order to ensure you get the best possible chance of a positive verdict it is vital to know how to choose the right solicitor. People often choose their solicitor because they know someone through friends or family members. The problem is this doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the appropriate kind of representative for the particular legal matter that...