September 13, 2019
Choosing a legal representative can be difficult. There are various factors that you need to consider in order to choose the right representative for you, and a big part of that is knowing the right questions in order to choose someone to represent you. Don’t be afraid to ask If a legal representative shies away or is evasive when you ask questions you may have to consider looking elsewhere. A lot of people associate law firms with being cold or distant, but this is not...
September 6, 2019
There are a lot of companies out there offering legal services. Choosing someone to represent you can be difficult. However, one massive factor that should be considered is whether or not the person is a legal specialist or a legal representative. The difference Technically, a person can represent themselves if they wish to do so. The problem with this is not having the background knowledge. It is also the case that you can hire someone to represent you in court who is not necessarily specifically...
August 30, 2019
In 1989 the Children’s Act 1989 (sometimes shortened to the Child’s Act) was brought in. This created a number of guidelines with regard to childcare issues, with particular emphasis on the welfare of children. Checklist One aspect of childcare legal issues is a checklist. This checklist comprises of what the child wants, their personal needs (education, physical requirements and emotional fulfilment), how any changes the court orders could affect the child, their background, any harm the child may have previously suffered (and the risk of...
August 23, 2019
Recently, the subject of divorce has become more prevalent. Recent headlines have highlighted some of the issues regarding how difficult it is to grant a divorce. This is why it is important to be aware of legal issues around separation and divorce. The difference Separation and divorce are two different things. When a couple separates, you are still married. However, you can set out a legal document showing you have been separated. This agreement outlines what a couple has to adhere to while they are...
August 16, 2019
There are many reasons why people may wish to buy land. You may wish to build property on that land or use it to build a commercial premise. Some people may wish to buy the land so that they can add an extension to an existing property or to prevent someone else building extensions or encroaching on their property. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the legal issues around land acquisition. Check it is available This may sound obvious, but it...
August 9, 2019
It is a reasonable question- who are the people that check that the law has been properly enforced? This is why a judicial review is so important- it allows people to look at the way in which a law has been enforced and whether the process needs to be updated. The process A judicial review is not about reviewing a decision. It is about looking at the process behind how the decision was reached. If it is felt that the process was not correctly followed,...
July 26, 2019
Adopting a child can be great for both the parents and the child, providing them a stable home environment. However, it is important for anyone looking to adopt to be aware of the legal procedure to help make sure this goes through in the smoothest way possible. Who can adopt? When it comes to adoption, if you are above the age of 21 and can provide a stable environment, then you could be eligible to adopt. There is no maximum age when someone can apply...
July 19, 2019
People often talk about “the small claims court.” In legal terms, there isn’t a place called the small claims court. The more accurate term is a small claims track in the civil courts. Up until April 2013, the maximum amount that could be made through a small claim was £5000. This was recently increased to £10,000 with talk of an increase up to £15,000. It is worth knowing how this process works in order to give yourself the best chance of a positive verdict. What...
July 12, 2019
There are a lot of benefits to freelancing – you can work where you want to, and you are not restricted to the typical working day. However, working for yourself does have certain legal issues that need to be addressed, and you should be aware of this before you start. Get it in writing Technically, any agreement where you agree to do work in exchange for money is a contract, whether it was a verbal or written agreement. That being said, it is recommended that...
July 5, 2019
Being made redundant can be a difficult and stressful time, especially if you have had your job for a number of years. This is why it is important to be aware of the legal issues around redundancy, knowing what your rights are in this situation. Right of appeal A person being made redundant is not the same as being dismissed. A company should show the process of why people have been chosen, demonstrating that this has been done in a fair and non-discriminatory way. If...