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Employment

How to Draft an Employment Contract

Although having an employment contract is not compulsory when you take on an employee, putting one in place ensures that both you and your staff are aware of your obligations to each other, and the employee is aware of his or her rights. Remember, even if you choose not to have employment contracts for your staff, you still need to provide them with a Written Statement of the main terms of their employment, such as salary and working hours.  This must be provided within two months of an employee starting work. more

Residential Landlord and Tenant

Help! My Landlord Has Evicted Me

Whether or not you have been a blameless tenant, an eviction notice from your landlord is a frightening occurrence, after all the prospect of being made homeless is not a pleasant one. If you have been informed by your landlord that your tenancy is to come to an abrupt end, this question and answer guide will assist you in deciding your next steps. more


Traffic

How to Appeal a Penalty Charge Notice (Parking Fine)

There is nothing more annoying than returning to your car and discovering a parking ticket has been placed under your windscreen wiper.  If you believe your parking ticket was issued unfairly this guide will take you through how to appeal the fine. (Before you appeal remember that in most cases, if you pay the fine within 14 days it is half the price). more

Residential Property

When do I Need to Apply for Planning Permission?

If you have plans to renovate your residential property, then you will need to be aware of the planning permission rules surrounding the work you wish to undertake. more

Family

How to Prevent A Child Abduction

The abduction of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare.  When most people think of the term ‘child abduction’, they imagine someone leading their child away from a park or a shopping mall when they have turned their back for a moment.  However, this is not the case.  The vast majority of child abductions occur when one parent, who is a foreign national, removes a child from the UK. If you have separated from the Mother or Father of your child and you are concerned that they may try to remove them from the country, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent this from happening. more


Residential Property

The Legal Process When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting process, especially if you are a first-time buyer.  However, the legal process can be complicated and may seem to take forever.  So if your fingers are itching to get hold of your new house keys, this guide will answer all the questions you have about the legal process of buying a home. more


Criminal

How To Get Bail

‘Bail’ can be defined as the release of a person who has been arrested, granted either by the police or the Court, on the condition that they attend court or return to the police station on a specified date.  more

Immigration

How to Get a UK Work Visa

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and wish to come to the UK to work, then you will need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa.  This will allow you to enter the UK and work in the country for up to five years. more


Company

How to Set up a Company

When you go into business for yourself one of the first things you need to decide is how you will structure your venture.  Whether you chose to be a sole trader, set up as a partnership or a limited liability company, it is important to know that there are advantages and disadvantages to each. more

Personal Injury

Making a Claim for Whiplash

If you have been in an accident which was not your fault and suffered whiplash injuries, you may be able to claim compensation.  Whiplash is not always caused by a road accident, anything that involves your neck being pushed backwards and forwards at high speed can result in the injury occurring.  This movement can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck which can result in long-term pain and discomfort. more

Trusts & Wills

What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

Despite the old saying, the only sure things in life are death and taxes; over half the UK population have failed to draft a will. Most people are unaware of how dire the consequences of dying without a will, (or dying intestate as it is legally known) can be.  For example, if you are separated from your spouse but not yet divorced, if you die without a will, they will be entitled to make a claim on your estate. So what happens if your die intestate?  Continue reading to find out. more


Disputes Resolution

How to Recover a Personal Debt

If a friend or family member owes you money it can be excruciatingly uncomfortable to ask them to pay you back.  However, if the size of the debt is substantial then you may have no choice but to take measures to collect the money owed to you. This guide is designed to inform you of the different steps you can take to collect a personal debt. more


Trusts & Wills

How to Organise Lasting Power of Attorney

We all assume that our minds will stay sharp and healthy as we age.  Unfortunately, as we continue to live longer lives, the chances of developing dementia or some other mentally degenerative disease are bound to increase.  As of 2015 there are an estimated 46.8 million living with dementia worldwide and this is expected to increase to 131.5 million by 2050.  If you develop this disease or lose your mental capacity in some other way; for example through injury or another type of illness, someone else will need to look after your personal and financial affairs. more

Traffic

What To Do If You Are Snapped By A Speed Camera

It may have happened completely unexpectedly.  You are driving along, happily listening to music or a podcast, or maybe just lost in thought, when you suddenly see a flash in your rear-view mirror and you realise that you have been snapped by a speed camera. So what happens next?  Let us explain. more

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