The Problem with Badly Written Wills

Many people see writing a will as a very unpleasant legal necessity. Though it can be depressing for the person writing it, it makes things much easier for those who are left behind.

In the UK it isn’t a legal requirement for a will to be written by a legal professional. Though many people do choose to use specialist wills and probate solicitors, it is perfectly acceptable for you… Continue reading...

Avoiding Slip And Fall Accidents In The Workplace

Last year there were over 10,000 injuries in the workplace which were due to slips and trips. This is estimated to cost businesses a total of over £512,000,000.

In so many cases, slips and falls could be easily avoided if the correct action had been taken by the employer.

What Can Cause Slip And Fall Accidents In The Workplace?

Slips and trips can be caused by a wide range of… Continue reading...

Work Accidents More Frequent In Scotland

Last year the cost of work accidents in Scotland was over £187,000,000.
This figure was reported as part of a national audit report. Though the figure is surprisingly high, what is more worrying is that the figures for deaths and serious injuries in Scotland were much higher than those for England and Wales.

Why Are These Figures So High?

One suggested reason for these figures being higher than figures for… Continue reading...

Personal Injury Claims – On The High Street!

Legal advice is now very easy to come by. 10 years ago, anyone wanting to get some legal advice would have had to seek out solicitors working for well established legal firms. In most cases, this advice would have ended up costing the person a lot of money.

Today, if someone wants advice about making a personal injury claims or settling a divorce, there are numerous ways that they can… Continue reading...

Dental Negligence Claims

Dental negligence is one area of medical law that few people give much thought to. Though it has strong affiliations with the NHS, dental healthcare is carried out as something very distinct from mainstream healthcare. If we have something wrong with our teeth we go to our dentists, if we have anything else wrong with our bodies, we go to our GP or to the hospital.

This division means that… Continue reading...

Car Accidents Pushing Premiums Sky High

Car insurance premiums are calculated based on the risk that certain people pose behind the wheel of their car. This calculation takes into many considerations including, age, sex and the type of car that you will be driving. The group of drivers who are considered to be the most ‘at risk’ are 17 year old boys.

The reasons for this being the most risky insurance group are clear. Statistically… Continue reading...

Why Parents Are Unwilling To Leave Inheritance To Married Couples

In the past, parents have often chosen to give cash gifts or assets to their children. By giving these gifts before their death, parents not only see the fruits of their labour but also manage to avoid the 40% inheritance tax that their assets would otherwise have been subject to.

Recently, a report by a leading group of financial planners has suggested that the high probability of marriages ending… Continue reading...

Why Mediation Should Always Be The First Option

From April of this year it will be a legal requirement for all avenues of mediation to be pursued before any case involving family law goes to court.

Mediation should always be the first avenue that legal representatives explore. Family law should always be about finding the best result for the family. It is very rare that this result is best sought through the courts. If a problem shows even… Continue reading...

What Has Social Media Got To Do With Divorce

Over the last 10 years social media has evolved into one of the most powerful forces working through the internet. Today, using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become synonymous with being on the internet.

This age of connectivity and openness with shared information has opened up many questions about the internet that have not been issues until now. One of these questions is the relevance of sites… Continue reading...

Want To Leave Money To Charity In Your Will?

Leaving money to charity in your Will is a great way to support a cause you feel strongly about. It means that your chosen cause gets a lump sum which will be of great financial help to them. In addition to the financial benefits your gift will have for your chosen charity, you will also benefit from not having to pay inheritance tax on any money that is earmarked for… Continue reading...