News Archives | Larcomes | 1 of 32 : Larcomes Solicitors

Big enough to specialise, small enough to care.

Archives

Specialist Industrial Disease Solicitors

February 10, 2021 2:22 pm

The specialist industrial disease team at Larcomes Solicitors specialise in securing compensation for victims of Asbestos-related diseases.

Posted in: News
Tags:

Furlough Scheme FAQ and Unemployment Rates

January 28, 2021 3:58 pm

Furlough Scheme The UK’s unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time in more than four years, according to official figures which suggest over 200,000 people lost their jobs in the three months to November. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also said 828,000 fewer people were on company payrolls through December compared to the pre-COVID-19 crisis month of February 2020. In new figures released this month, the UK’s unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time in more than four years. The...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

What is Mental Capacity and the Court of Protection?

January 22, 2021 12:00 pm

What is Mental Capacity?  Your ‘mental capacity’ is your ability to make your own decisions at the time a decision needs to be made. Someone is said to be lacking in mental capacity if they are unable to do one or more of the following four things: understand information given to them relevant to a particular decision retain the information given to them for long enough to be able to make the required decision use or weigh up all the information available before making your...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

Business evictions ban extended till March 2021  

January 15, 2021 9:26 am

  Deadline for Ban on Evictions for Businesses Extended The deadline for a ban on evictions for businesses which originally was due to end on December 31st 2020 has been extended, and business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given further protection from eviction until the end of March 2021. The announcement, by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick in December last year, is hoped to provide landlords and tenants an extra 3 months to come to an agreement on any unpaid...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

How can I Access Probate Services During Lockdown?

December 23, 2020 1:24 pm

What happens if I need probate services during a lockdown?  With several parts of the country facing stricter lockdown restrictions, including certain areas being moved in to the new Tier 4, and many businesses and public services closing across the country, many people have been left anxious on how they will access crucial services such as a solicitor or other vital legal services. In particular how they will be able to deal with probate – the legal process of dealing with an estate after someone...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare

December 10, 2020 4:31 pm

Lasting Power of Attorney Types A power of attorney allows you to give someone you trust the legal power to act on your behalf, if due to illness or an accident in the future you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself. The person making the power of attorney is called a donor and the person appointed to act on their behalf is called an attorney. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA): Property and Financial Affairs LPA Health and Welfare...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Finances

December 8, 2020 3:59 pm

Property and Financial Affairs – LPA A power of attorney allows you to appoint someone else to act on your behalf. The person making the power of attorney is called a donor and the person appointed to act on their behalf is called an attorney. There are two types of LPA: Property and Financial Affairs LPA Health and Welfare LPA In this article, we are going to be looking at an LPA for Property and Financial Affairs and some of the most frequently asked questions...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

Debt recovery FAQ What is the process to reclaim an unpaid debt

December 2, 2020 2:49 pm

  Debt recovery Process FAQs:  Effective credit control and having your invoices paid on time is a vital aspect of running a business. Unpaid debts hinder the efficient running of your business, affecting cash flow, creating uncertainty and potentially could delay payments to either your staff or your creditors, which could damage your reputation. This week we give an overview of some of the main invoice and debt recovery stages, helping you to understand the steps you can put in place to ensure you protect...
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags:

Probate submissions must now be online

November 27, 2020 11:18 am

  As of 2nd November 2020, all probate applications made by solicitors will now have to be conducted online under Ministry of Justice proposals to encourage practitioners to go digital, which should make it easier for individuals to deal with non-contentious grants of probate. Following a government consultation, it was found there was broad support for an online service, due to the benefits of being able to submit applications at any time of day, monitor the progress of cases and receive electronic notifications of developments....
Read More

Posted in: News
Tags: