January 12, 2018
For each client feedback form returned to Larcomes LLP, a donation is made to Macmillan Cancer Support. As a result of all the forms received in 2017 we are delighted to have been able to make a donation of £225 to this charity. Many thanks to all our clients for their support.
January 5, 2018
People say it’s the thought that counts. However, even with all the best effort, sometimes a gift won’t be right. It may be because you got a jumper that’s the wrong size, something that isn’t suitable for your children (Sorry Aunt Bertha, she’s 14 years old now) or it just simply isn’t something you want. Fortunately, there are a few options available to you. Regifting Before returning a gift, consider whether or not you need to. There may be friends or family that could benefit...
December 22, 2017
Being in debt can be a difficult time. However, the stress can be compounded when someone comes to your door demanding payment. It is important when this happens to know what your rights are. Rights In simple terms someone pursuing a debt can contact you via letter, phone or by visiting your home. However, it is important to distinguish between a debt collector and a law enforcement officer or bailiff, with the former having no legal powers. A collector is not allowed to go to...
December 20, 2017
Nationally acknowledged Larcomes LLP are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor, Michael Osborne from the Industrial Diseases department has recently attained a specialist professional body accreditation from The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a specialist asbestos and mesothelioma disease lawyer. Only specialists in the field of Industrial Diseases are awarded this accreditation. He is also accredited by APIL in the fields of Occupational disease and personal injury. APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years and over...
December 15, 2017
It can be stressful being confronted with a drink driving charge. However, there are ways that it is possible to contest the charge. With the right approach it is possible to overturn it. Test The first thing to make clear is that a breath test in and of itself is not evidence that can be used in court. However, any further tests taken after the breath test can. It is important to comply during this process as leaving before the results is an offence in...
December 8, 2017
It is sad to say that drink driving continues to be an issue over the festive period. While more people are aware of this (in a recent survey 51% of drivers said they would not consider drinking any alcohol before driving) it is still an issue so it is worth knowing ways to avoid this over Christmas. Consequences If you get convicted of drink driving you may face a fine, a 12 month driving ban and a criminal record. However, there are additional consequences and...
What is fascinating about the history of UK law is what it represents – in effect imposing authority and the ways in which people can challenge that authority. The first instances can be traced back to Norman times. In effect, royalty owned the land while others with tenure ‘held’ the land so there would be disputes as to who owned what. Feudal system Essentially under the feudal system the landlord and tenant entered into an agreement that was the equivalent of a marriage. While originally...
December 1, 2017
In recent times there have been more reports of people being reported for cases of sexual harassment. While certain celebrities have been in the press about this it is easy to forget that it can occur in any profession. The difficulty comes when you are faced with a case. How do you look at what is being reported and how should it be investigated? Report it immediately If you are a supervisor and someone makes a complaint report it to the HR department immediately. It...
Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas with best wishes for 2018.
November 24, 2017
It can be difficult talking about making a Will. A lot of people can be hesitant because they don’t want to think about death or fear that it may be complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be and having a legal representative to hand can take out a lot of the potential issues that can occur. Updating One thing a legal representative can help with is advice on updating a Will. For example, if you remarry then you need to consider who you want to...