If you are considering buying a business, it is likely that you will have already made a number of important decisions, and one may have been deciding whether it's better to buy a business or start a new one.
In scenes that were once unimaginable, we have already seen barristers outside the courts over legal aid cuts. Their arguments are that the proposed cuts could reduce their fees by up to 30% and mean that defendants would have reduced access to representation. Here we will look at these proposed cuts and examine their implications.
A recent appeal court ruling has stated that whole life sentences can still be imposed by judges in England and Wales for the most serious cases of murder. Here we look at what this decision means, and how it affects future cases.
In February the Law Commission recommended that prenuptial agreements, which allow a couple to agree divorce terms before they get married, should be legally binding with the reservation that the needs of any children and the separating couple are first taken into account.
Divorce offers many the chance for a fresh start and a happier outlook on life. So, it’s surprising that in a recent study (published January 2014), QualitySolicitors found 89% of those surveyed were worried about their general direction in life after their divorce – something they’ve termed the ‘Divoid’.
If your employer has offered you a compromise agreement, otherwise known as a settlement agreement, you may be feeling a range of emotions – shocked about being asked to leave your role, nervous at the prospect of facing unemployment and concerned about your financial security.
If you have decided to sell your business, then there will be many different things that you need to consider both from a financial and personal point of view. However there are also many legal responsibilities to consider and these are what we will look at here.