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Commercial Law

Four Essential Elements of a Commercial Contract

To create a legally binding commercial contract, the agreement must contain four essential elements. more

Criminal

What Support is Available for Victims of Crime?

Victims of crime often feel that all the support available is aimed at the accused, rather than them. However, under the Victim’s Code (the Code), the police and the courts have a duty to impart certain information and provide support to victims of crime. more


Personal Injury

Making a Claim for Personal Injury After Being Injured At Someone’s Home

If you or your child have received a personal injury whilst visiting someone else’s home, then you may be able to claim compensation if the injury was caused by the occupier’s negligence. more

Immigration

How To Get A Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

The United Kingdom boasts some of the finest universities and colleges in the world. Students from all over the planet come every year to study at these incredible institutions. However, to enter Britain, they must first obtain a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. more

Commercial Property

How Tenants Can Quit a Commercial Lease Early

In business, the lease on your shop, office, factory or plant is often one of the biggest overheads. Therefore, negotiating favourable terms when you sign a commercial lease is imperative for the ongoing success of your enterprise and keeping your stress levels in check. more


Commercial Property

Agricultural Tenancies

Under UK law there are two types of agricultural tenancies. They are: more


Commercial Law

The Law of Waste Management

Local bodies, individuals and businesses (especially those within manufacturing or agriculture) need to know the laws pertaining to waste management contained in Part II of the Environment Protection Act 1990 (the Act) and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (the Regulations). more

Civil Litigation

The Law of Defamation Explained

Defamation may occur when a person makes a statement that damages your reputation.  The 1936 case of Sim v Stretch provided the common law test which is 'would the words tend to lower the plaintiff [claimant] in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally?'  Lord Atkin said: “A defamatory statement is one which injures the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or which tends to lower him in the esteem of right-thinking members of society.” more


Residential Property

My Neighbours Tree is Encroaching on my Land

If your neighbour’s tree is encroaching on you land you need to act quickly to avoid damage or further damage to your property.  As a landowner you have a right to compensation if a neighbour’s tree is causing harm or disturbing your enjoyment of your property. more

Trusts & Wills

The Advantages of Setting up a Family Trust

A family trust is still one of the best ways to protect your assets, (especially the family home) or put aside funds for your family’s future.  However, the law of trusts can be complex; therefore, it is imperative to engage an experienced solicitor to set up your trust and ensure you understand the responsibilities a family trust entails. more

Criminal

What Happens If You Are Charged With Common Assault And/Or Battery

The terms ‘assault’ and ‘battery’, are classed as Summary Offences under the Criminal Justice Act 1988.  Both charges can lead to incarceration of the accused if he or she is found guilty; therefore, it is advisable to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal solicitor upon arrest. more


Professional Negligence

Claiming for Medical Negligence

If we are injured or unwell we put our trust in health professionals to not only discover what our ailment is, but how to cure it.  However, sometimes medical professionals get it wrong, which can lead to patient’s suffering further damage or even death. This guide is designed to help people understand what constitutes medical negligence and what to do if they believe they have been a victim of it. more


Company

Business Structure Options For StartUps

Have you decided to setup your own business?  If so, welcome to the exciting world of the self-employed.  Every day will bring about new challenges and you will soon relish in the knowledge that you are the master of your own destiny. However, have you taken a moment to consider how you will legally structure your new venture?  There are a number of options available, from a sole-trader to partnership to setting up a limited liability company, and each structure has its own advantages and disadvantages. To help you decide what structure is right for you, here are the options and the benefits each one can provide. more

Family

Child Arrangement Orders Explained

When a relationship involving children breaks-up, the most important consideration for the parents is the making arrangements to ensure the best interests of the children are maintained. In the UK, parents are strongly encouraged by the Courts to try and come to an agreement between themselves on where the children should live and how often the non-custodial parent can visit them.  If they cannot come together on certain issues, mediation will be arranged, which involves an impartial third-party facilitating an agreement between the couple. more

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