March 16, 2018
Personal injury claims have had a bad reputation in some circles. However, there are a lot of reasons why they are important – if someone is prevented from working due to an injury that wasn’t their fault, they should be compensated for it. Furthermore, these claims can highlight issues with health and safety that can ensure accidents do not happen in the future. In this article, we are going to look at five facts you should know about personal injury and personal injury claims. Claim...
March 9, 2018
The legal system can seem overwhelming at times. However, it is worth learning a bit more so that when the time comes, you know a bit about what you are dealing with. The UK The first thing to be aware of is that England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all have their own legal systems. In 1973 the UK joined the European Union, meaning that a number of European laws had to become part of UK law. This has become an issue now with...
March 2, 2018
You can be fined for various reasons. For example, you could be fined for littering or speeding. There will be a period where you will be expected to pay it. However, it is also fair to ask- what happens if you can’t pay a fine (whether you are unable to or choose not to)? Avoidance Ideally, you should pay a fine when you are asked to. For example, with a parking ticket, you pay less if you do so in the initial first few days....
February 23, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you are new to a company or have worked there for years, if it goes into administration you are likely to be worried. One of the major concerns will be job security; another will be whether you will be paid. In this article, we are going to look at what your rights are in the event of your company going into administration. Stay calm While it is a stressful time, it is important to stay calm. A company going into administration...
February 16, 2018
There is an old joke that states there are two certainties in life- death and taxes. While there are people who can advise you on how to reduce your tax bill, it is important to be aware of what your legal responsibilities. Any savings you make on a scheme could be cancelled out by massive fines, so it is important to be aware of the legal issues around tax and tax avoidance. Tax avoidance Tax avoidance is different from evasion because it is technically legal....
February 9, 2018
The new Data Protection Bill has been brought in to update the Data Protection Act, which was last updated in 1998. The idea is to offer individuals more control over their information, and it is vital that companies are aware of what to do when it comes to looking after people’s data. The right to be forgotten One of the major updates that have been included is the “right to be forgotten.” What this means is that people can ask for their personal data to...
January 26, 2018
If you are involved in a car accident, it can be a difficult and stressful situation. What is worse is if someone suggests that you are at fault for it when it wasn’t your fault. In this article we will look at how you can prove the other party was at fault. Get details There are a number of ways that you can get details down. Vehicles now regularly have on-board cameras, allowing situations to be filmed. Passengers can now film situations using their phones....
January 19, 2018
Witnessing a crime can be a difficult and often frightening situation. However, reporting it can help ensure that those responsible are punished for it. In order to do this, you may need to give a witness statement and in this article, we are going to look at what you should be aware of while giving a witness statement. What it consists of When giving to a court, a witness statement will start with the name of the case and claim number. You will then give...
January 12, 2018
There are contracts for any number of things. Whether it is the rental agreement with a lettings agency, a gym membership or a phone contract, there are times when you may have decided this is longer working. In this article we are going to look at how you can get out of a contract and what you need to be aware of. Termination clause A lot of contracts will have some form of termination clause. For example, if you want to move out of a...
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