Bearing the costs of a solicitor can often be one of the most concerning factors for a person wishing to pursue a case. On average solicitors fees can range from £150-£400 per hour. However, for those who simply can’t afford this sum of money and do not qualify for legal aid, there may be a few funding solutions open to you depending on the particular area of law. The main funding option, which often has a lot of myths surrounding it, tends to be no-win, no-fee (NWNF) agreements. This article attempts to clear up some of these myths. (More…)
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows a donor to give permission for a loved one to become an “attorney” so as to make important decisions over particular aspects of their life.
For a LPA to be considered, it’s vital that the donor has mental capacity to do so. If they lack this, the LPA will not be granted. (More…)
Whistleblowing, or the more official name of ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’, is when an employee ‘blows the whistle’ i.e. highlight any form of malpractice or wrong doing which is occurring in their workplace.
Many employees witness malpractice taking place within their organisation but fail to blow the whistle in fear of being victimised or dismissed. Malpractice can fall into the realms of improper, negligent or illegal behaviour. (More…)
‘Probate’ is the process of applying for permission to deliver the wishes of a deceased person as set out in their will, otherwise known as ‘administering’ their estate.
This can often be a difficult and stressful time for many who have the responsibility of managing this matter, as it can become quite complex. The person responsible for administering an estate is legally known as an ‘executor’. (More…)
Wills are a very important and influential document. It’s one of the best ways of ensuring that when you pass away, your family, friends and chosen organisations all receive exactly what you wish them too. Wills aren’t legal requirements; however should you die intestate (without a will) then depending on your current place of residence, all of your estate could be passed to the Crown for them to divide as they see fit. (More…)
Many employees all over the UK are suffering at work. The most common reasons for this is often due to bullying, harassment, victimisation or even the conduct of a line manager. If this kind of treatment is something which you can identify with, then you may have grounds for constructive dismissal. (More…)
Defamation is where a false statement is made to the public and which ultimately gives a negative impression about a person’s lifestyle or business etc. Defamation can be committed in two different forms: (More…)
With all the up and coming cuts and life’s expenses as a whole, many people who have serious claims to make are struggling to find the funds to pay a solicitor. If your claim does not fit into the remit of a “no-win, no-fee” or a conditional fee agreement, or you do not qualify for Legal Aid, then one of the most cost effective ways of instructing a solicitor, (whether it be for an unfair dismissal matter or a civil litigation claim), could be Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI). (More…)