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BBC breakfast bulletin: The right to be forgotten

One of the lead stories on BBC 1 Breakfast this morning was about the overhaul of UK data protection laws.

British citizens will soon have more rights to control what is done with personal information about them. The UK data protection watchdog is also to get new powers and will be able to levy higher fines.

Care Home contracts

The law provides greater protection for consumers when they enter into contracts with businesses than it does when businesses contract with other businesses.

Residential care home clients are invariably “customers” and not businesses. So these additional protections need to be kept in mind when drafting and preparing the contractual terms which are to govern the relationship between the residential care home and its residents.

Cross-border capacity issues

As a background to this cross-border capacity case, P lived in Portugal with his sister. The Court had ordered that P was to return to the UK, where he was from, however his sister disagreed with this Order.

This was an appeal for which the Court had to consider whether the original Order made was a good way of getting him back to the UK. They also had to look at whether returning to the UK was still in P’s best interests.

Reasons to review your Will

A Will should be reviewed every three to five years. It must reflect your current circumstances and take into account any changes in your life and the current law.

We list eight common reasons to review your Will.

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Timeshare FAQ’s

Our team of specialist timeshare solicitors regularly act on behalf of individuals in dispute with various timeshare resorts. What is Linder Myers’ success rate? Each client’s circumstances are different, involving different facts and resorts, therefore we cannot comment on individual cases without carrying out an initial assessment. You should be reluctant to deal with anyone…

Are you protected by your Terms & Conditions?

Contracts are the lifeblood of any business. You cannot sell a good or a service without one. Every business has to contract if it is to survive and succeed.

Despite this reality, often not nearly enough attention is paid to making sure that appropriate terms and conditions govern the contracts that are entered into.

Advice for landlords on new EPC Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 were made on the 26th March 2015. They introduced a change in the law whereby from the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to privately let residential and commercial properties with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, unless one of the exemptions detailed below applies.

It is important to note that the Regulations will not apply to properties that are not required to have an EPC or where a property is let for a period of less than six months or for a term of more than 99 years.

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Buying and Selling a Property FAQ

Buying or selling a house is a major event in anyone’s life. It is the most substantial financial transaction most people will undertake and could also be one of the most stressful. Our helpful guide answers some of the most common frequently asked questions that arise during the process.

A guide to child sexual abuse compensation claims

Sexual abuse, and specifically, historic child sexual abuse, is increasingly out in the open as a growing number of high profile victims are coming forward to tell their harrowing tales. Our personal injury solicitors can help if you are ready to pursue justice and child sexual abuse compensation if you, or someone you know, has…

A guide to diabetes related amputations

Why are diabetes related amputations becoming an increasing problem and how can you avoid becoming another statistic? This short guide provides advise on the level of medical care diabetics are entitled to, how to avoid problems arising in the first place, and what you can do if you do suffer a diabetes related amputation and you believe this was due to medical negligence.

Asbestos at work exposure leads to £85,000 being secured for telephonist

We recently secured £85,000 for a client who sadly developed the cancer mesothelioma in her right chest several decades following significant exposure to asbestos at work for the then General Post Office.

Working as a telephonist from the early 1950’s to 1970, her employer was at the time providing both a postal service and telecommunications before the GPO was abolished in 1969 to eventually become BT and Royal Mail.

Property fraudsters – who is to blame?

It is commonplace for a legal professional to request proof of identification from their client at the beginning of any legal transaction. For a conveyancer, verifying their client’s identity is a particularly heavy burden to bear. Not only does a conveyancer owe a duty of care to their client, but also to their client’s lender…

Residential Conveyancing Guide

When buying or selling your property or making an investment in property, one of the first considerations for our clients is cost. At Linder Myers we understand the importance of our clients being able to budget for a house move or investment, which is why we offer fixed legal fees at a competitive rate. With…

How to Avoid Sex Discrimination Claims

Employment disputes can be disruptive, costly, and stressful for everyone involved. This guide deals with sex discrimination claims and has been created to provide business owners, managing directors and HR professionals with some top tips on how best to avoid such claims. In this guide we’ll look at: The four main types of sex discrimination…

Whistleblowing and the “public interest” – it all rests on the facts

It is illegal for an employer to dismiss an employee, or to impose a disadvantage on them, for making a disclosure about unlawful activity. However, this protection only extends to “qualifying disclosures” including criminal offences, breaches of legal obligation, miscarriages of justice, violations of health and safety, and damage to the environment. Furthermore, as the…

Fixed Fees for Small Claims

If you find yourself involved in a dispute, instructing a solicitor need not be expensive. At Linder Myers we endeavour to reach a resolution efficiently. Our lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with all types of disputes and our fixed fee service provides a cost effective and straightforward solution to resolving claims with a value…

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