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Larcomes Afternoon Tea

May 5, 2015 2:15 pm

Larcomes are hosting an afternoon tea open to all to Raise Money for Portsmouth Young Carers. Friday 15 May 2015 – 3pm to 6pm – Appletree House, 17 St Georges Walk, Waterlooville, PO7 7TU R.S.V.P. to Rosie Morris at rm@larcomes.co.uk or 02392 246666

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A Guide To Court Hearings

April 28, 2015 12:00 pm

There are numerous reasons why you may be asked to attend a court hearing- it could be an assessment of a benefit claim, an appeal for compensation through the small claims court or even to challenge an eviction. Whatever the reason it helps to know what to expect and how to appear. Most important – Attend! This may sound obvious but you would be surprised how many people do not turn up on the day they are expected to attend a court hearing. If someone...
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Tips For Producing Legal Documents

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm

A contract or legal document should be binding- it should provide an equal level of protection for both parties involved and should cover any rules within that agreement. The problem is that some people may use templates or draw up contracts or documents without checking if they are legally binding or offer the level of protection they need which is why we thought it would be useful to offer these tips for you to consider when you produce legal documents. Plan ahead Think about the...
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New Appointments At Larcomes LLP

April 16, 2015 8:12 am

Larcomes LLP with offices in Portsmouth and Waterlooville in Hampshire have recently strengthened its Industrial Diseases team by appointing Amanda-Jane Shackleton as a new Associate Member.  This new appointment follows on from the appointment of David Sumner who specialises in all aspects of commercial and business property and commercial litigation as an Associate Member in late 2014. Amanda-Jane (pictured above), joined Larcomes LLP as a trainee solicitor in 2007, qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. Amanda-Jane specialises in representing asbestos disease victims and their families and...
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Preparing To Go To Court

April 14, 2015 12:00 pm

Going to court can be extremely intimidating. However it does not have to be and with a few tips it is possible to get yourself prepared, both in terms of having the right information and documentation but also in the sense of preparing yourself mentally and emotionally. What to be aware of For example, you may wish to give evidence as a witness on your own behalf. While it is usually possible to do that your legal representative can advise you on whether or not...
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How To Avoid Going To Court

April 7, 2015 12:00 pm

You may think this is strange – a law firm offering advice on how to keep things out of court? The fact is that sometimes there are other options and sometimes it is possible to find solutions to problems that do not necessarily require formal legal proceedings. We strongly believe in helping our clients’ and in ensuring we give them the best advice and part of this is avoiding going to court if it is not necessary or appropriate. Last resort A court case is...
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Easter 2015 Opening Hours

April 1, 2015 2:49 pm

Please be advised that our offices will be closed from 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd April, reopening on Tuesday 7th April at 9am. You can contact us by email over the Easter holiday weekend and we will be in touch when we re-open. Larcomes LLP would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and wish you all a very happy Easter weekend.  

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A Guide To Writing Tenancy Agreements

March 24, 2015 12:00 pm

A tenancy agreement is in effect a contract between the owner of the property and the tenant. As with any contract this means there are rights and responsibilities for both parties. This also means it is vital to be clear about what you expect from your potential tenants so there is no ambiguity regarding their responsibility to you and yours to them. With a few simple tips, it is possible to create a tenancy agreement that will be fair for both the landlord and tenant....
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A Guide To The Eviction Process For Landlords

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm

There are a number of reasons why a landlord may have to evict a tenant. It may simply be that their lease has expired. Unfortunately, however, it could be because the tenant has not paid their rent or has been disruptive. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the process in order to do this correctly. Discussion In some cases issues may be resolvable before an eviction process is necessary. For example someone may have started a new job and their payment...
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Mesothelioma UK

March 11, 2015 2:59 pm

Many may know someone who has been affected by the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.  Sadly, Portsmouth is an area which has a particularly high rate of people suffering from this terrible illness. For those who would like more information on the support available, the charity Mesothelioma UK is a useful resource. http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/

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