When it comes to legal issues there are certain questions that come up time and time again. With that in mind here are 10 frequently asked questions about legal issues and what you need to know about them.

  1. Do I need a legal representative for making a Will?

You can write a will without using a legal representative, however, if the Will is not worded correctly it could be misinterpreted or in the worst-case scenario, it could even invalidate the Will. This is why it is best to have someone with legal experience go over it with you.

  1. Do I need a legal representative to sell my house?

Conveyancing means legally transferring a property between buying and seller and whilst this can be done without a legal representative this can often be a false economy (aside from ensuring the process is completed properly they can also check to ensure you know what you are buying and other details such as who owns the property, which is not always as obvious as you’d think!)

  1. How can a legal representative help me set up my business?

While there are various costs with running a business, the right legal assistance can prevent a lot of problems in the long term e.g. understanding the terms of a lease, finding potential financing and issues regarding taxation.

  1. I have fallen out with my business partner. What now?

In this instance, a professional can mediate between parties and help them resolve who owns what.

  1. How can I protect my intellectual property?

Getting protection of your ideas/products can stop people from copying your designs.

  1. I have lost my job and I feel this happened unfairly, what can I do?

An experienced legal professional can look at your contract and gauge whether or not you have a case against your employer.

  1. I want to get a divorce but am worried about how this will affect my family. How can you help?

A common misconception is that family law representatives look at this in a cold, unemotional way. In this instance, they will mediate and try to settle things amicably as soon as possible.

  1. I was injured at work. Can I claim compensation?

Whether or not you are entitled to compensation depends on a number of factors i.e. if it is proven that there wasn’t adequate signage, insufficient health and safety training or not providing necessary equipment. We can also look at long term health problems that may have been caused by this.

  1. How can I avoid/reduce paying tax?

This can often occur with inheritance but also comes up with setting up businesses and so forth. It is important to know the right ways of doing this in order to avoid legal problems in future.

  1. I want to rent a room/buy a property to rent out. What do I need to know?

There are a lot of factors to be aware of when renting a room/property such as getting the right insurance cover, having the correct deposit in a deposit scheme (this is a legal requirement) and having all the proper safety checks and certification.

These are a few of the frequently asked questions. If you have a legal matter you would like to discuss contact one of Larcomes’ legal specialists today.