May 11, 2018
In recent years some companies have been involved in legal disputes regarding breaching copyright. While you may laugh at a small business with a name punning on a multinational, there are some issues that could potentially come with this, and which is why these claims may be more complicated than you may initially think. Do your research A simple way of avoiding issues regarding copyright is to search for your potential business or product name online. Government websites will allow you to check this so...
May 8, 2018
Larcomes Solicitors recently hosted the “Buddy Courage” night, which proved to be a very competitive Quiz evening supported by local law firms and Portsmouth businesses alike, in aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. Buddy Courage was born at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, barely breathing on the 2nd of October 2017 weighing in at a tiny 4.4 pounds due to problems with his Mum’s (Natalie Courage) Placenta. Natalie who is the Administration Manager at Larcomes decided to organise...
May 4, 2018
In recent years there has been an increase of holidaymakers making sickness compensation claims, with some claiming British holidaymakers are particularly at fault. In order to clamp down on potential bogus claims, new rules have been brought in, so it is important to know what to expect if you become sick on holiday and are looking to seek compensation. Capping One of the reasons that some legal companies have encouraged sickness claims is the fact that until recently the fees involved in these cases has...
April 27, 2018
When people think of the term “trust fund,” they often think of the children of millionaires or celebrities. However, this is not as hard to do as people may think and there are a lot of benefits for setting up trust funds. In this article, we will look at how you can do this and how to get the full benefit from setting up trust funds. An alternative to wills Trusts are an alternative to leaving money in your will. While you may have to...
April 20, 2018
The law is pretty clear when it comes to driving while handling your mobile phone- it is illegal. However, it is important to know the details when it comes to using your phone while driving and what punishments you can expect to receive, so in this article, we will be offering a guide on the law of driving with your mobile phone. Access It is important to know that you can take a call on your phone if you have a hands-free kit or Bluetooth...
April 13, 2018
Scams can cost people thousands of pounds. The problem is that spotting scams are not always immediately obvious, and the scammers can often use sophisticated techniques in order to “prove” who they are and what they are offering is “genuine.” To counter this, here are five tips to help you be more scam aware. Get information Someone may knock at your door claiming to be from the council or other official agency. In this instance, do not check any details on the cards they offer...
April 6, 2018
A lot of people dream of becoming movie stars or models. Therefore, when an agency says they can get you that kind of work, then it is often attractive. However, there are certain details that you need to check before signing up, to ensure that you or anyone you know does not get caught out. Real agents don’t charge their clients This is the clearest sign that the agency is not genuine. An agent should get their money from the work that they get for...
March 30, 2018
When you are looking for a legal representative, you want someone who understands what you are going through and has the experience and training necessary to give you the best possible chance of a positive verdict. In this article, we are going to look at the five benefits of using a solicitor in your local area. Being able to visit in person Being able to go to someone in person has a lot of benefits. It allows you to gauge the level of customer service,...
March 23, 2018
Divorce can be a difficult and stressful process for everyone involved. You may be concerned about certain assets you own, and what might happen to them after the process has been completed. This can be in terms of property, but also mortgages, accounts, and businesses. In this article, we are going to look at what you need to know in order to protect your assets while going through a divorce. Your home If you own a property in your ex-partner’s name, you can register your...
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...