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Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Needs: An Essential Guide


When you need a lawyer, finding the right expert for your case can prove to be a difficult task. For ordinary people who may not know much about any field of law, looking at different types of lawyer can be confusing. Should you find a specialist lawyer? Do you need a solicitor or a barrister? People need lawyers for all

A Guide to Staying Safe at The Cash Point


Did you know that millions of pounds are stolen at UK cashpoints every single year? £36.7 million to be exact. Nowadays, when you intend on using a cashpoint you need to remain vigilant at all times – scammers are bringing out clever, advanced new schemes every week to try to take your hard earned cash! Cashpoints are the easiest, most

OAP Spies Undercover At Care Homes


The treatment of residents in care homes has long been subject of scrutiny by the general public and state health care officials. We regularly hear about the mistreatment of residents in many care homes around the UK. For example, there was a recent article that reported on the abuse of residents at the Orchid View care home near Crawley in West Sussex,

Police Stop Terrorist Attack in London


Under the Terrorism Act 2000, metropolitan police officers successfully managed to arrest four men earlier this month whom they believe had plans to perform a terrorist attack in central London. Since the 7/7 bombings things have been quite quiet in the capital, but this could have changed dramatically had police not acted on intelligence when they did. Allegedly, MI5 had

Ireland Moves Towards Drug Decriminalisation

9514691057_81d2ab8a3d_z (1) The subject of drug abuse and substance control is a controversial one in many countries. There are a number of issues to consider. They range from the criminal organisations manufacturing drugs to the illness of addiction. Many people argue the case for less control, while others think there should be more. There is a move towards a more liberal attitude in many places. Several states in the USA have legalised cannabis use. Meanwhile, in 2001 Portugal decriminalised drugs entirely. Now Ireland is moving towards relaxing the laws around possession. They want to allow small amounts for personal use. Changes will also see the introduction of special drugs rooms in Dublin. These are intended to Continue Reading Story >>>

A Guide toTaking on Your First Employee

file451297827287 If your business has started to grow, you may be considering taking on your first paid employee. Employing someone is a challenging endeavour for the sole trader. By turning your one-man operation into a wage-paying business, you are now responsible for the welfare of another person. When employing a member of staff for the first time, there are many things to consider. Employment law is a complex area and one which may be causing you sleepless nights. As an employer, you have an obligation to operate within the confines of the law. Knowing how the law affects you is paramount. Seek guidance from a qualified employment law consultant to help you make sense of the following key areas. Equal Continue Reading Story >>>

How Business Owners Should Deal With Employee Injury Claims

15427249707_3e4ba15e08_z Would you know what to do if one of your employees brings an injury claim against your business? Do you know the process you need to follow? If not, you’ll want to read this post carefully. Dealing with an injury issue starts from the very moment the incident occurs. So, you need to get things right straight away. Failure to do that could mean you end up having to pay thousands more in compensation than in acceptable. We’ll show you how to make sure you’ve covered all the basis and done the best you can to limit payouts. Sometimes less than honest employees might try to take you for a ride. We’ll show you how to handle that too.  Link Ensure everyone is employed legally Keeping you Continue Reading Story >>>

What To Do If You Suffer A Trip Or Fall

6748569481_3155ede228_z Everyone will have seen those adverts on TV for personal injury specialists during the last few years. The number of people making claims for accidents has more than doubled in the last five years. That is because more folks now realise they are legally entitled to compensation for the injuries sustained. If you should suffer a trip or fall at some point soon that wasn’t your fault, you should follow the process listed below. It’s important that you gather all the best evidence to support your case. While most people like to settle out of court; you’ll still need enough proof to convince a judge if that doesn’t happen. Look for witnesses The very first thing you need to do following Continue Reading Story >>>

What You Should Know Before You Claim Compensation

png;base647f032558cc981cfe Having to make a claim is never easy, mainly because you will be involved in an unpleasant situation beforehand. What makes it even worse is the fact that the process is so convoluted and full of pressure. Making a claim can be done, but you just have to be aware of a few things first otherwise you can end up making a big mistake. Check out everything you should know about compensation before you make a claim below. Both Parties Have To Agree Just because you think you are in the right doesn’t mean that the process will go smoothly when you claim compensation. Even if the people in the wrong are definitely in the wrong, they will fight it if they have half a chance. No one wants to admit g Continue Reading Story >>>