Law

The facts about Inheritance Tax

April 14, 2015

Inheritance Tax seems to be in the news a lot lately and it appears that everyone has an opinion on it. With May’s General Election fast approaching journalists and the public alike are on the lookout for details of what each of the various parties will pledge with regards this controversial tax, but what are […]

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How UK Antenatal Laws Have Changed

November 6, 2014

Nowadays Britain’s employment laws change more regularly than ever in order to support the changing lifestyles and family structure of modern British culture. One significant employment law recently that recently came into effect is in respect of authorised absence for antenatal classes. However, this alteration is not solely not for the benefit of pregnant women, […]

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How To Avoid Penalty Clauses

April 24, 2014

On coming to a commercial agreement and contracting with another business or individual, it is important to agree what will happen on a breach of the contract. Such a clause will help prevent the matter from going to court or litigation as the parties have previously agreed what to do in the event. Doing so, […]

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Accident at work lands company in court

April 9, 2014

A Leicestershire-based company has been fined by the Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences that led to serious injuries to one of its workers. K & DE Barnett and Sons were fined almost £7,000 and ordered to pay the prosecution’s costs after a worker fell from the a stack of […]

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Restrictive Covenants: How Businesses Can Protect Their Interests When an Employee Leaves

April 9, 2014

A mark of all successful businesses is how well they have carved themselves out a niche in their sector. That niche differentiates them from their competitors and is their edge when competing. Businesses will want, then, to ensure insofar as possible that the singularity of their interests, ideas and innovations are kept secret. For the […]

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The Pros And Cons of Being Under a Consultancy Agreement: An In-Depth Analysis

March 19, 2014

(US law and generally) When we say consultancy, this usually refers to a professional practice where a person with a specific field of expertise is “consulted” for advice or his/ her skills to benefit a business. Consultants, and even freelancers, are sometimes referred to as self-employed or independent contractors in legal jargon. This means that […]

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A Quick Guide to Becoming a Franchise Owner

February 21, 2014

What is a franchise? The idea is simple. Someone has an idea for a business. They go about planning and implementing their idea and eventually launch their business. It grows and thrives. After a certain period they realise that to expand further they may need to outlay a significant amount more capital. So they seek […]

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Can I claim compensation for an injury suffered when working on a farm?

January 13, 2014

Well, not surprisingly you can’t claim accident compensation if you are a one man business and you suffered an injury that was the consequence of your own failure to manage risk, organise a safe working environment for yourself and take the necessary steps to ensure your own health, safety and welfare. Essentially, you can’t make […]

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Are Consumers Too Protected?

December 12, 2013

Consumers in the United States benefit from a host of laws designed to protect their interests against those of manufacturers, producers, and other providers of goods and services who may seek to take advantage of them. Fair trade practices and laws passed on the federal and state level have been in existence since 1848, when […]

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Recent Lawsuits Involving Rental Cars

November 22, 2013

There have been several lawsuits in recent memory involving car rental companies and tort liability arising from negligence and disingenuous sales practices. Additionally, as different types of car rental companies and technologies are being introduced (i.e. peer-to-peer), jurisdictions are using the courts to help define these new business models to determine if they represent a […]

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