Buying or selling a home in the UK involves more than just agreeing to a sales price and swapping keys. The process involves an intricate application of laws that apply before the sale, during the completion of the transaction, and after transfer of ownership is completed. Things are even more complicated for those who purchase real estate with the intent of leasing it. The more you know about property law the easier you will find buying or selling a home. There are plenty of solicitors and licensed conveyancers available to help you if you need it.
Criminal law in the UK is structured in such a way to protect the rights of both victims and the accused. Victims’ rights are designed to protect their privacy as well as see that justice is served. The accused have rights designed to protect them from being abused by police and the courts and to ensure fair treatment under the law. Knowing your rights as they relate to a crime is important regardless of whether you are the victim or the accused. If you need help making sure your rights are protected, there are criminal law solicitors able to offer you both advice and representation.
Every year untold numbers of UK residents are injured or otherwise harmed through the carelessness or negligence of their medical providers. Under most circumstances, such individuals are eligible to seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and any additional costs directly incurred because of the incident. Consumers who believe they have a claim have access to thousands of solicitors across the country specialising in these types of cases. Finding a solicitor with expertise can mean the difference between a winning or losing claim.
When families have certain types of disputes involving relationships, finances, and child custody, they often engage a solicitor to assist them in the area of family law. Family law covers a wide range of topics, some of which can be treated as a speciality by some law firms. Thankfully, there are a large number of solicitors across the UK dealing with these types of issues. If you take an afternoon to search you should not have any trouble finding the appropriate help. If you need help but cannot afford it, the Legal Services Commission (LSC) may be able to help.
The conveyancing law in effect in the UK has been in force for almost 90 years. And although it’s pretty well established, it can be complicated at times depending on the property being transferred and the individual circumstances of both the buyer and seller. If you are planning to acquire or dispose of property in the near future, it is a wise idea to engage the services of a solicitor or licensed conveyancer. These professionals are best suited to make sure the transaction is carried out properly and to the benefit of both parties.
For many people their wedding day is one of the most exciting of their lives. Very few, if any, walk up the aisle wondering what they will do in case of a divorce. Nonetheless, divorce does happen. Thankfully, there are dedicated divorce solicitors who specialise in relationship breakups. A solicitor is one of your most important resources in a divorce proceeding for your own protection as well as that of your children. It is also important that individual consumers know the law for themselves so they can be sure they are getting proper advice.
Millions of accidents occur every year resulting in serious and debilitating injuries. Such accidents are eligible for compensation claims if injured parties can prove negligence or carelessness by others. Yet personal injury law in the UK is set to change in April 2013. The changes will greatly impact how personal injury claims are filed and settled going forward. If you believe you have a legitimate claim, it is important for you to find a solicitor right away and learn about the pending changes. Otherwise, you may be surprised should you decide to file a claim later this year.
Every year millions of UK workers are subject to actions or conditions they perceive as abusive or unfair. Many of them end up making a compensation claim against their employers. Yet as the nation’s employment law evolves, such claims become harder to make due to the confusing nature of the regulations. If you believe your rights as a worker have been violated, it is a good idea to seek the advice of the solicitor before deciding on a course of action. A solicitor is the best one to advise you as to whether or not you have a legitimate claim.
When personal injury solicitors offer a no-win, no fee service, they are offering claimants the opportunity to bring a case with a reasonable expectation of success. A no-win, no fee offer virtually eliminates any costs for the claimant if the case is won. This type of service is an attractive way to entice personal-injury clients to use a particular solicitors’ services, but as attractive as this funding option is, it is not a good deal for everyone. Learn everything you possibly can about a no-win, no fee offer before you pursue legal action.