The government have consulted independent legal experts to sweep away the current uncertainty surrounding the legality of electronic signatures. The government have published early conclusions which make it clear that electronic signatures can now be used on formal contracts in English law. The commission has also laid out possible steps which could boost business by(…)
The ongoing issue of funding care in later life is one that receives much discussion and media coverage. Figures in 2016/2017 suggested the shortfall for care was in the region of 17.7 billion. Those that have worked hard all their life and paid tax throughout feel that it is unfair that the cost of care(…)
References are often asked for in job applications. There is usually no legal obligation upon an employer to provide a reference to an employee. Employers who do give references must make them fair and accurate and employers who ask for references must handle them fairly and consistently. A reference gives important information to a potential(…)
Mr D was at work and part of his job involved driving a vehicle with a trailer and when he had to use the trailer he would have to use the ladders fixed to the trailer to get in and out of the trailer. The bolt holding the ladders in place had previously broken and(…)
More people are taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney to allow Attorneys to act on their behalf in relation to their Financial and Welfare decisions, if in the future they are unable to act for themselves. Investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) into the actions of Attorneys are on the rise. One(…)
The Birstall Community Trust needs you. Please come along to the meeting on Thursday 20th September 2018 at 7.30pm at the Birstall Community Centre and hear an update on the transfer of the Community Centre building to the local community and become a member of the Birstall Community Trust and support local control of Council(…)
Mrs H visited her local Tesco’s to do some shopping and as she walked down the greeting cards aisle she slipped on some plant material which had been left on the floor and not cleaned up by Tesco staff. Mrs H suffered an injury to her back and her toe as a result of her(…)
Unfortunately for Mr P whilst he was crossing the road a driver of a taxi reversed out of the side road that M P was crossing and Mr P’s foot was injured. The insurers acting for the driver of the vehicle initially disputed liability stating that Mr P had walked into their insureds car and(…)
You have finally got round to making a Will and thought long and hard about what you want to leave to whom. How do you make sure that your wishes are followed and prevent someone challenging the Will? The first thing is it is important that the Will is drafted correctly to ensure that it(…)
Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint up to four people , called ‘attorneys’ to oversee decisions regarding either your financial affairs or your health and welfare. LPA’s are a way to plan for the future if you become mentally or physically unable to manage your own affairs.(…)
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