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Accident Claims

Accident Claims

Accident claims advice in the UK covers many areas of personal injury law. You may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation in the UK (whether in Scotland, England & Wales or Northern Ireland) if you have suffered any of the following:- An accident at work (including work-rel......

  • Last Updated: Saturday, 07 February 2015
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

It is an accepted principle of the legal system that courts are slow, time consuming and financially costly. Alternative Dispute Resolution (sometimes known as ADR) provides a voluntary solution to settle disputes cheaply, fairly and outside the tedious court environment. These principally take the......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Appeals

Appeals

Despite their best efforts, the decision-makers don’t always get it right first time, or several other times. Appeals deal with the application to a higher court for a reversal of the official decision of a lower court or decision-maker. A decision may be challenged because the law wasn’t prope......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Asylum, Extradition and Immigration

Asylum, Extradition and Immigration

The world is a much smaller place than it used to be. Asylum, extradition & immigration laws have been developed to regulate the movement of people to and from countries. Asylum laws are used when individuals find themselves in danger within their home country. Extradition law allows for people......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Aviation Law

Aviation Law

Aviation law concerns the laws which have been developed to regulate the aviation industry. This area regards all of the legal requirements and standards which must be adhered to in the aviation sector, covering issues such as: cancelled or delayed flights, all safety and security regulations ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Business Law

Business Law

Business law relates to the laws surrounding the start up of a new business and the legal issues which are relevant to the operation of a business. Some may refer to this area of law as commercial law. Business law concerns many areas including: employment law, company law, intellectual property la......

  • Last Updated: Saturday, 08 November 2014
Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial law comes in all shapes and sizes but normally has one thing in common - it’s all about the money. These laws are concerned with the rights, interactions and behaviour of people and organisations that take part in transactions, merchandising, trade and sales. Not only limited to privat......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Confidentiality

Confidentiality

Not everybody can keep a secret and sometimes the release of some private information can result in some harm or inconvenience. For example, if you provided an online dating agency with details of your interests etc and then this dating agency sold this information to a marketing company so they co......

  • Last Updated: Saturday, 08 November 2014
Contract Law

Contract Law

As the old saying goes: “You should have read the contract”. This area of law has the ability to bind two or more parties to an obligation to do, or not do, something because of a voluntary agreement they have created. The way this agreement is made can be done in writing, orally or even by con......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Costs & Damages

Costs & Damages

Winning an argument is nice but chances are it has cost you a lot to prove you are right and you’ll want some compensation for your time and efforts. Typically, a damages award is money paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury. How much a party is awarded, and whether they can recover ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Criminal Law

Criminal Law

A favourite of anyone who has ever seen Law & Order, this relates to the rules and regulation that create our social structure and what we consider to be criminal. This includes the prosecution and punishment of those parties that violate these laws, but also includes the alternative side of th......

  • Last Updated: Saturday, 08 November 2014
Defamation

Defamation

He called me a &$!!>>!!. Where? Who read it? Was it true? Did the fact that it was said result in some damage to your reputation, job prospects or earning power? Or do most people think that about you anyway? Defamation and libel laws are two sides of the same coin and both exist to prote......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Delict & Tort

Delict & Tort

Delict (civil law jurisdictions, like Scotland) and Tort (common law jurisdictions, like England) cover the law of negligence and personal injury. It allows someone to legally call someone out on their negligent behaviour and make them pay up for the damage. These laws apply where someone unfairly ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Discrimination

Discrimination

As a society, we have decided that everyone deserves equal treatment, regardless of race, religion, nationality or sex. Discrimination can be direct or indirect and the law extends its protection to certain people that have been disadvantaged because of a decision that appears fair but is bias agai......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

The court isn’t the only place to receive an answer to an argument. It is widely accepted that courts cost both parties time and money without a great deal in the way of compensation. Although court (or litigation) is one avenue to settling your differences there are other ways, such as adjudicat......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Employment Law

Employment Law

As your boss is, well, your boss, and is in charge of every aspect of your working life then the law is needed to regulate the power balance between people and the organisations that individuals depend on for their livelihood. Employees are therefore given a set of statutory rights, through their c......

  • Last Updated: Monday, 10 November 2014
European Union Law

European Union Law

Not only a network of counties connected by an annual footballing competition, the European Union law is a supra-national organisation governed by a body of treaties and legislation agreed upon by those within the European Union. These laws must be implemented by each Member State and can be relied......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Family Law

Family Law

Family law covers a wide range of legal issues relating to family-matters including: domestic relations, child support payments, marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, grandparent rights and guardianship. This is an extremely sensitive area of law as it affects the most intimate area of people......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Fatal Accidents

Fatal Accidents

Although very unfortunate, people die in accidents and leave behind family members and those that depended on them. If this accident was due to another party’s fault or negligence, then an inquiry into the cause of the accident may taker place and the remaining family may be able to make a fa......

Financial Services

Financial Services

Despite economic crises and criticisms of how effective financial institutions are managed and regulated, the laws regarding financial services aim for a fair and honest treatment of consumers, to make actions within the markets more transparent and combat the sinister goings-on of financial instit......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Fraud

Fraud

Despite best efforts, people manage to obtain things by making false or misleading representation of facts. Think about the last time a deposed foreign prince emailed you looking for your bank account details to hide his royal fortune from the rebels in his homeland. Fraud deals with actions that d......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Freedom of information is all about your right to access information held by public bodies. You can make a request under The Freedom of Information Act 2000 to find out information held about you by a particular public organisation, or you can request information like how much was spent on pavement......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Human Rights

Human Rights

These are laws that are designed to protect a set of rules that we, as a society, hold to be fundamental. This body of law is traditionally formed from Treaties or agreements between States intended to legally bind those that have agreed to them. Enforcement of these rights may occur on a domestic,......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Immigration

Immigration

While it would be great to be able to up and move to wherever in the world you consider to be paradise, immigration law exists for national governments to control who is able to stay in the country permanently and what their legal status is in matters like citizenship. Immigration laws may vary gre......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Information Technology

Information Technology

While some of us struggle to master Level 47 on Candy Crush, others specialise in the legal framework for collecting, storing and distributing of electronic information in the domestic or global marketplace. This framework helps shape the way technology transactions take place, both in terms of val......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Insolvency

Insolvency

Far from being the cute, family fun, laugh that Monopoly would have you believe it is, insolvency law regulates the very serious issues of when companies are unable to repay their debts. Insolvency law primarily deals with the reorganisation of the structure of a business that is failing so as to r......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Insurance

Insurance

Alongside providing us with the worst adverts, the insurance sector also requires strict guidelines relating to insurance policies and claims. This is generally so that both insurers and insurees and be confident that the contract they agree to will be honoured and enforceable. An insurance lawyer ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property laws have been developed to protect works of the mind. Medicine, technology, films, music, comics, books - the creators of all of these different things are granted intellectual property rights for their intellectual endeavours. Copyright immediately gives the creator of an ar......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
International Private Law

International Private Law

Just like neighbours have different ways of tending their gardens, States have different ways of creating laws regarding the activities within their borders. International Private Law concerns the relations between people, companies and other legal entities across their legal jurisdictions. If you ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Judicial Review

Judicial Review

Authorisation of drone strikes, granting consent to Donald Trump to construct a golf course, a refusal to register a Scientology chapel as a place of religious worship and intimate relationships maintained by undercover police - all of these have been subject to judicial review, which is a way to c......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Licensing

Licensing

Although this area of law may have previously only been a concern when the bartender called last orders, licensing rules now have a more wider social purpose. Generally, the aim is to protect the public and their health against potential harm by regulating the sale of alcohol. By regulating who can......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Maritime

Maritime

Salvagers, pirates, charter-parties, merchant shippers, buccaneers and cruise ship performers - even those on the open seas are subject to the law. Maritime law is the body of law, conventions and treaties that govern both domestic law activities and international private business involving ships, ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment

Libel, defamation, privacy, employment, litigation and intellectual property - these are just some of the strings to a media and entertainment lawyer’s bow. Entertainment lawyers don’t only represent the rich and famous, they also deal with a mix of more traditional categories of law when provi......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Mental Health

Mental Health

Your ability to make legal decisions and capacity to exercise your rights all depend on your being able to understand the information you have and the implications of the decisions you are making. When a person no longer has the ability to make these decisions this has effects on other legal areas ......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Negligence

Negligence

Imagine you arrive at hospital for an operation on your left foot and the surgeon then operates on your right foot? In such an event it is likely that either the surgeon, or perhaps the person providing him or her with the notes on the operation to be carried out has been negligent in their duties.......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal injury lawyers provide specialist legal advice and representation where an injury has been suffered physically or psychologically as the result of someone else's actions or lack of care. The main reason to raise a personal injury claim is to be awarded compensation, usually financial, for ......

  • Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Procedure & Procedural Law

Procedure & Procedural Law

How do the courts know how to act and how are court proceedings conducted? Procedural rules are designed to ensure that there is a fair and just application of procedure to everyone, whether they are in the criminal or civil courts. Largely, these rules allow for a system that is designed to create......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Property Law

Property Law

Property comes in many shapes and sizes and as such, so does the law concerning it. If you buy a house then you are dealing with real property in England & Wales and heritable property in Scotland. Basically anything involving the purchase of land, or a house or right to occupy will involve pro......

  • Last Updated: Monday, 10 November 2014
Public International Law

Public International Law

Even countries misbehave sometimes, especially on issues like war, security and protection of territories. When they do, public international law intervenes. Traditionally, these laws were enforced against a country by other States, however in modern times, the law has developed to allow other part......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Public Law

Public Law

Despite how much you may complain about them, the government and you have a unique and special relationship. As such, there is a specialised area of law to deal with this modern relationship, which is known as Public Law. Because the power in this relationship is incredibly one sided, with governme......

  • Last Updated: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Succession or Inheritance

Succession or Inheritance

Although never a particularly nice or polite subject to discuss, who gets what when someone dies will affect nearly all of us at some point in our lives. If there isn’t a will, the law is there to determine the fair distribution of property, titles, debts, rights and obligations - which may not a......

  • Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Tax Law

Tax Law

As with death, the only other certain thing in life is taxes. Tax is mainly used to supply government revenue - we pay so that the country can be ran and we have access to public services. In the UK, government revenue comes from a wide variety of sources like income tax, National Insurance contrib......

  • Last Updated: Friday, 24 October 2014

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