December 3, 2014
Our opening hours for Christmas and New Year are: Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd December 2014 – Open 9:15am – 5:15pm Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th December 2014 – Closed Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th December 2014 – Open 9:15am – 5:15pm Wednesday 31st December 2014 – Thursday 1st January 2015 – Closed Friday 2nd January 2015 – Open 9:15am – 5:15pm Larcomes LLP would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas with best wishes for 2015.
December 1, 2014
People often say when it comes to money that “you can’t take it with you”. However, what you can do is give something that can make a difference. While it is important to look after friends and family more people are beginning to leave money in their Wills to support good causes. A good example of this is leaving a legacy to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The benefit A big benefit for leaving such a legacy is that you would be...
November 24, 2014
Do you know your rights as a Tenant If you are reading this then you may be moving out to a rented property for the first time. Alternatively, you may have had problems in the past with a landlord or lettings agency or are currently looking to resolve a dispute with them. In order to discuss the matter it helps to be fully aware of your rights as a tenant as this will make it easier to settle disputes in a calm and rational...
November 17, 2014
Your rights as a landlord In the right hands renting a property can be potentially very lucrative. However, it is important to be aware of what you are doing when renting out your property. As well as knowing your responsibilities to your tenants, it is also vital to be aware of your own right as a landlord and below are some vital aspects of being a landlord that you should be aware of. Rent payment On the surface this aspect is pretty...
November 10, 2014
What to consider when making a will Making a Will is often a difficult thing for people to discuss. Inevitably it brings up uncomfortable topics and for some people it can be a hard process to go through. However, a little forward thinking and planning can make it easier for your loved ones and offer you peace of mind. Below are a few things to consider when making a will to ensure that you have something that is clear and works for you. ...
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...