March 27, 2020
Investment can be crucial for businesses. However, it is important to be aware of any potential legal issues. With the right approach, you can get the money you need while at the same time ensure your business is properly protected. Talking with shareholders You may well have come up with a brilliant deal for an investor to potentially revolutionise your company. However, in the excitement of making the deal you do have to remember that it has to go through the proper channels and part...
March 26, 2020
Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus, HASAG has had to cancel all of its free coffee mornings until further notice. These coffee mornings have always been a well-attended and much needed place for anyone with an asbestos-related disease and their family and friends to come along and meet others, throughout the South of England, South East, London and the Home Counties. HASAG have been looking into other ways of offering support to their patients during this unprecedented time and have created a Virtual Coffee Morning Group on...
March 20, 2020
Please be advised Larcomes Legal Limited remain open for business and will operate a legal service to you in accordance with the guidance provided by the NHS and Government. In order to protect the health of our staff and clients, our offices are only open for pre-booked appointments. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office: Portsmouth 023 9244 8100 or Waterlooville 023 9224 6666. Thank you for your support.
Increasingly, more people are renting rather than owning their own homes. It is important for both landlords and tenants to be aware of the rules around renting properties. With the right approach, it is possible to avoid any issues and resolve disputes. Tenancies There are two main types of tenancies. A periodic tenancy goes from month to month, while a fixed term date has a clear end date. Tenant rights As a tenant, you have certain rights. This includes the right to live in a...
March 13, 2020
Contentious probate is where a party disputes the validity of a will. Probate refers to how this is distributed and it is important to look at how this process works and whether there are any issues that need to be addressed. Why someone might dispute probate There are numerous reasons why someone might distribute probate. They may argue that the person that was supposed to be handling the probate has not done so properly. It may also be argued that you are not receiving the...
March 6, 2020
What area defines the property of you and your neighbour? It sounds like a simple question, but there are any number of complications. For example, you might build a fence or wall around your property that may go into your neighbour’s boundary, or there may be issues around access areas that go between both. It is this point of contention that results in boundary disputes. Problems One problem with boundary disputes is that it can often be over an area of land without that much...
February 28, 2020
People go to legal firms for various reasons. It could be because they want to draw up a will, need to discuss child custody, or deal with a difficult business issue. There are a lot of options available, but knowing the right option when it comes to choosing a legal representative can be difficult. This is why we wanted to talk about why you should choose Larcomes to represent you. Myths of legal representation There are some myths around legal representation that we feel ought...
February 21, 2020
There can be numerous reasons why someone may want to appeal a legal verdict. It may be that something affected or prejudiced the case, or new evidence may have recently come to light. Whatever the reason, knowing how the appeals process works can make it easier if you need to appeal a verdict. Request You need to send your request within 28 days of your sentence or conviction (although it may be possible to do so later if you can prove why you need an...
February 14, 2020
For decades, asbestos was thought of as a low cost, flame retardant material. Unfortunately, as we now know, it has been proven to be deadly, producing serious conditions that have been affecting people for decades. This is why companies not only need to take asbestos removal seriously but make sure it is done as effectively as possible. Why it’s a concern It is estimated that asbestos kills 5000 people a year. The difficulty is that once people are exposed to these fibres, it can be...
February 7, 2020
The European referendum resulted in the UK voting to leave the European Union. Leaving the political implications of that vote, it does open the question as to what legal framework will replace EU law once the transition period is over. In this article, we will be looking at ways in which Brexit will (or could potentially) affect UK law. Laws The first thing to clarify is that leaving the EU does not mean the end of EU law. What has changed since the vote is...