December 30, 2019
For a lot of businesses, you may extend credit in order to encourage business. Unfortunately, sometimes people can run into difficulties getting this money back, which is why it is important to be aware of the legalities and issues around debt recovery. Prevention A big part of avoiding issues around debt is to prevent people from getting in trouble to start with. Clear invoices and notices for when payment is due will help people avoid getting into problems beforehand. In some cases, there may be...
December 19, 2019
On a basic level, trusts are a means of making it easier to control assets and managed. It is important to know how to set them up and what is most appropriate. Benefits In the past, trusts were set up in order to reduce tax liabilities. Recent changes in tax rates have meant this is not so much the case now. There are other benefits. One reason is that it provides more effective inheritance planning and transference of assets. It can also be useful for...
December 12, 2019
In many respects, a town or village green is something often associated with Britain. The idea was that this area gave people their own space to enjoy leisure time. In the year 2013, the Growth and Infrastructure Act was brought in, offering significant changes to the 2006 Commons Act. It is important to be aware of these rules, as it will affect whether or not you can apply for an area to be used as a town or village green, or in some cases if...
December 5, 2019
Increasingly people are becoming more aware of environmental impact, both in terms of individuals and organisations. The Waste Strategy for England and Wales was first published in 2000, and since then, the policy on this subject has shifted several times. Therefore, it is important to be aware of environmental and waste law. Waste hierarchy The laws on waste are based on what is known as the waste hierarchy- this starts with preventing waste, preparing items to be used and recycled, and finally, disposal. Prevention is...
November 29, 2019
The idea of advertising is to inform people about products and services as well as promoting them. However, it is important for the people making these products and services to be aware of their responsibilities. Knowing the legal issues around advertising will prevent any problems later on. What to be aware of The main factors that businesses need to be aware of is that their advertising needs to be accurate, legal, and socially responsible (not promoting anti-social behaviour.) Regulations and codes of practice need to...
November 22, 2019
Once you have made a drawing, written a story, or performed a song, that is now officially copyrighted. You do not need to pay a fee in order to have a copyright on a piece of creative work. While you can mark your work with a “c” to indicate copyright, whether or not you do this does not change the fact your work is your own. This is just one example of an issue to be aware of when protecting your work. What is covered...
November 15, 2019
If you have an issue at work that cannot be resolved by the management, it may be necessary to take it to an employment tribunal. It is worth knowing how this works so that if you do need to take your employer to an employment tribunal, you know what to expect. Resolution Before a trial is arranged, you should try everything to resolve it. Ideally, you should have brought up an issue with the HR manager. Whether it is a pay dispute, discrimination, or not...
November 14, 2019
LARCOMES LEGAL LIMITED LEADING THE WAY IN SUPPORTING STAFF AND THE COMMUNITY THROUGH COUNSELLING Janice Ward who is the Managing Partner for Portsmouth based solicitors Larcomes Legal Limited has recently become involved in a pro bono initiative with local charity The LifeHouse. Although for most of her professional career Janice has been working in business management and finance, she has always had an interest in people and has wanted to train and learn about counselling. Being responsible for the wellbeing of thirty-five members of...
November 8, 2019
The definition of discrimination is being treated differently because of your race, gender, age, or if you have a disability. Proving discrimination can be difficult, so it is important to be aware of what it is and the process of reporting it. If necessary, it may result in an employment tribunal or legal action. The law The law that covers this is the Equality Act 2010 Part 5. Essentially it provides protection against discrimination. Where this can become complicated is that certain aspects of work...
October 25, 2019
Accidents can happen. Even with the most careful of people, it is impossible to totally eliminate risk. However, in the workplace, it is important that people know the correct procedure and reduce risk as much as reasonably possible. Here are a few things that employers and employees alike should be aware of when it comes to accidents in the workplace. Have a logbook Any accidents should be noted down so that there is a record of what happened and what treatment may have been necessary....