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Conveyancing explained

3rd Nov 2015

Residential conveyancing sounds complicated – and in many ways it is – but the phrase basically just refers to all of the legal work involved in the processes of buying and selling a home. In the UK, all conveyancers are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and solicitors a...

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Botched Operation?

27th Oct 2015

If you've suffered from serious problems after an operation, then you may be able to make a legal claim for medical negligence and possibly receive substantial compensation as a result. If a botched operation has left you seriously injured or disabled, then of course a financial payment can't give y...

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Maternity vs Paternity Rights

19th Oct 2015

Maternity vs paternity rights  Both partners have certain statutory holiday rights when having a child. This applies in both birth and adoption scenarios, and in most cases maternity and paternity rights both guarantee a certain amount of paid leave.   Maternity leave  New mothers...

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Shareholders Rights

19th Oct 2015

The legal rights for shareholders are complex. They depend on the shareholder's agreement with the company, the company's articles of association, and the terms under which the shares are issued. However, certain general rights are guaranteed under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006.  ...

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Understanding Residential Leases

15th Oct 2015

When you buy property, you either buy the freehold – which means you own the property outright as well as the land it is built on – or you buy the leasehold – which gives you the right to occupy that property for a specified amount of time. As some leaseholds can last for up to a t...

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Domestic Abuse and Divorce

30th Sep 2015

Domestic abuse is a difficult subject to discuss and can take many different forms. When people use the term domestic abuse, many people think about violent behaviour and being beaten or hit. However abuse can be less obvious than that, with mental abuse in a relationship now being recognised as abu...

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