August 31, 2018
Six members of staff at Larcomes are joining forces with the Pompey in the Community (PITC) team to complete a bike ride that involves cycling 80 miles from Fratton Park to AFC Wimbledon’s ground on 13th October, just in time for kick off. PITC is the charitable arm of Portsmouth Football Club and its ethos is to promote education, healthy living and sporting participation amongst people of all ages. Team Larcomes’ aim is to raise awareness for the “Wheels for All” project, provided by PITC...
It can often be exciting when being offered a new job. But before you sign an employment contract, it is important to know what you are signing and whether or not this is appropriate for you. Knowing a bit more about employment contracts will help you decide whether what an employer is offering is something that you should accept. Job description People often make jokes about silly job titles like “office ninja” or “marketing wizard.” When it comes to your contract, the title and description...
August 24, 2018
Social media can be a great way to interact with people, contacting celebrities, people with similar interests and keeping in contact with friends. However, there are also dangers with it. In recent times the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn lost his job after a blogger found a number of older tweets (some dating as far back as ten years ago) that made a number of inappropriate “jokes.” Be aware Some people made the argument that James Gunn had already apologised for the content...
August 17, 2018
Social media can be a great way to promote your business. However, there are certain aspects you may not be aware of, and you can find yourself in legal trouble without realising it. With a sensible approach, it is possible to get more out of social media by avoiding these potential pitfalls. Copyright The billionaire Elon Musk recently made a mistake on this when he used a picture of a unicorn without properly crediting the artist. It is important to be aware of this when...
August 10, 2018
In a recent case, a woman who wanted to get a divorce, claiming a loveless marriage, was prevented from doing so. This meant she would have to be separated for five years before she could be granted a divorce. This is at odds with some people’s perception, where they see divorce as easily granted. This leads to an interesting question- how easy is it to get a divorce in the UK? Agreement The quickest answer to the question “How easy is to get a divorce...
July 27, 2018
In recent years, there has been some debate about the nature of free speech and what that entails. Some people feel that their right to express themselves have been restricted, while others believe that they also have the right to restrict people if they feel what they are saying is inappropriate. It is important to emphasise that this is not intended to inflame a debate, merely to show what the legal definition of free speech is in the UK, as well as the responsibilities that...
July 20, 2018
Inventions can change the world. However, for every great invention, there are stories of people who have had their ideas stolen. If you have an invention to protect then the best move is to apply for a patent. Before you apply In some cases, a patent may not be necessary. In the case of a brand name or creative idea, you may need specific intellectual property (IP) protection as opposed to a patent. Also, while this may sound obvious it is vital to do your...
July 13, 2018
The term “non-disclosure agreement” has been quite controversial in recent years. People often associate the term with someone who has behaved inappropriately and want it kept quiet. However, there are practical purposes behind them, and it may be that you could need a non-disclosure agreement so it is worth knowing what they are for and what you should consider when making one or signing an agreement. Invention One reason why you would want someone to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) would be if you created...
July 6, 2018
It is only natural to be excited if someone wants to publish your work, particularly if someone offers you an advance. However, in the rush of excitement is easy to miss details and you could end up agreeing to something that does not offer a return on the work you put in, so it is worth knowing any potential issues before you sign a publishing deal. Copyright On a basic level, if you produce something, then it is now copyrighted. However, there is also the...
June 29, 2018
For many people, their wedding is the happiest day of their lives. However, with marriage, there are some issues, and it is important to consider them. Looking at legal issues concerning marriage will help you decide when or if it is appropriate to be married and what legal situations you need to be aware of. Legal differences It is possible to formally acknowledge a relationship, without getting married. A cohabitation contract can be useful if you want to share a house and decide how it...