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Tim Bishop
Member Since: 23rd September 2009
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Enfranchisement: How Long Does Buying a Freehold Take?

18th April 2011
To some extent the timescale for enfranchisement (also referred to as Freehold Purchase) is almost unique to the particular building in question and to some extent the individuals involved. For example, if the freehold is to be bought by 174 leaseholders,...
Medical Malpractice

Can a Medical Negligence Claim Arise From a GP Misdiagnosis?

03rd February 2011
Whenever you receive medical treatment, it is up to the medical professional, by law, to provide you with what is termed as a 'duty of care'. This is not a loose term but is governed by the doctor's professional body, the General Medical Council (GMC) - d...
Copyright & Trademark

Use IP Lawyers to Protect International Patents

05th January 2011
If you are thinking about getting involved in an international business using patented, copyrighted or trademarked products or ideas then you should seriously consider hiring intellectual property or IP lawyers who have experienced in this area. Indeed...
Copyright & Trademark

Patent Protection and the Role of IP Lawyers

04th January 2011
Depending on the type of IP (intellectual property) that you are wishing to legally protect then a patent application may be the right way forward. A patent protects a new invention and limits the commercial gains to the invention to the inventor. Having ...
Estate Planning

Can I Contest a Will When Fraud Is Suspected

23rd November 2010
You and your sister were best friends as well as siblings. You lived in the same street and were always chatting and laughing, and enjoyed some great holidays in Spain together. So it's not surprising that when she died you found the loss so hard to bear....
Employment Law

A Compromise Agreement Can Cool Things Down

10th November 2010
So one of your employees is leaving and not on good terms. You're a bit worried that you might end up facing them at an Employment Tribunal, but then you hear about a possible amicable solution - a compromise agreement... A compromise agreement is one ...
Employment Law

Employment Law - A Guide for Employees

14th May 2010
If you are a UK employee and feel like you have been treated unlawfully at work then it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An employment law solicitor will be able to help you with your problem and advise you as to what claims you migh...

Constructive Dismissal - A Simple Guide

06th May 2010
Constructive dismissal is a complicated area, and many people are not entirely sure what it means. If your employer has acted in such a way that you feel you simply have to leave your current employment, this may mean you have a claim for constructive dis...
Employment Law

Employment Law - a Minefield for Employers

04th May 2010
Employment law is a complex area that can cause serious problems for employers whom are not fully aware of their obligations. Facing an employment tribunal claim, regardless of whether it is successful or not, can be very expensive in terms of both resour...
Real Estate Law

A Conveyancing Solicitor's Guide to Home Buying

12th April 2010
When buying a house, people often make the mistake of thinking that they can deal with the conveyancing process themselves, rather than hiring a solicitor to do the job.Below is a simple guide to what your conveyancing solicitors should do for you, and wh...
Real Estate Law

Conveyancing - Picking the Right Solicitor is Crucial

09th April 2010
When deciding to buy a property, many people do not appreciate how important it is to find a specialised, experienced and competent solicitor, especially if they are buying a residential property. A solicitor's role in residential conveyancing is first...
Employment Law

Employment Law - Basic Mistakes to Avoid

08th April 2010
Employment law is a complex area, and failing to follow the correct procedures can mean that the unwary employer will end up facing an employment tribunal claim. This can impact heavily on the business as regards both the costs of the case and any tribuna...

A Simple Guide to Collaborative Law

06th April 2010
Collaborative law, with its emphasis on discussion and the reaching of an out of court settlement, can offer a non confrontational solution to ending a marriage. The collaborative law process can work as follows: 1. You will have a meeting with a colla...
Real Estate Law

Rental Property - A Simple Guide to Paying Rent

01st April 2010
It is amazing when entering the lease, how few people bother to read it. Any tenants however needs to know their rights and responsibilities under a lease with regard to paying rent. We set out below some common aspects of residential leases and their eff...

How Collaborative Law Makes Divorce Fairer

29th March 2010
Going through a divorce is usually a stressful time, with plenty of bitterness and anger. The high emotional price is often compounded by soaring legal costs, and can seriously affect both the couple separating and their families. Furthermore, the amount ...
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