At Else Solicitors we frequently come across complex family situations that need detailed consideration when…
Can a family member live in a deceased’s property while waiting for Probate? This is…
A recent change in the law, spotted by one of our Wills and Probate Solicitors in Today’s Wills and Probate, has outlined new compliance standards for those in the Funeral Plans sector. The move, which will see new regimes set in place by the Financial Conduct Authority, will change the way funeral planners market themselves, set out plans with customers and outlaw the use of commission.
As this area of law often sees people using legal services during an emotional time in their lives (being terminally ill or having lost a loved one for example) the importance of getting things right, and of being sensitive to the circumstances could not be higher for service providers.
Hiring corporate solicitors is often an overlooked priority on the never-ending, sleep depriving to-do list of a small business owner.
When time and money are the driver of everything that you do, it’s usually the money making activities that take precedence over everything else. It’s easy to feel that because your business is small you can’t run into big legal problems. Sadly, that is not the case.
In short, terms and conditions agreement (T&C) set out the rights and responsibilities of the provider of a service and the beneficiary/user of that service. It effectively forms a legally binding contract between both parties and will often include details such as an explanation and definition of key terms, the legal limitations, duties, rights and responsibilities of all parties.
Standard terms and conditions agreements are often favoured by many new businesses – it does not involve instructing lawyers and is a quicker process, but do they cover you and your business needs adequately?
In an effort to help as many companies “emerge intact the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic” the UK government has announced new insolvency plans to prevent businesses from being forced to file for bankruptcy.
In order for your Will to be legally valid there are specific conditions which must be met when your Will is signed.
People wrongly assume that the people closest to them will be automatic guardians and would just take over their children’s care if the worst happened.
The commorientes rule (found in Section 184 of the Law of Property Act 1925) states…