A consumer is a person who purchases goods, services or digital content for their personal use and not as part of their business, profession, trade or craft. Law considers consumers to be in a weaker bargaining position in relation to traders and therefore offers them broader protections in an effort to bring balance to the trader-consumer relationship.
Specifically the Court looked at whether the provisions were valid or not. If the OPG is unsure about a certain provision included in a Lasting Power of Attorney they can make an application to Court to ask a Judge to make a ruling.
For most people who are appointed either as an attorney or deputy, a difficulty can arise over a question of gifts and the authority to make them.
Gifts are part of everyday life and there are many reasons why someone would make a gift. If someone does lack capacity and has a deputy or attorney in place there are strict rules about what gifts can be made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
If you have been let down or been given bad advice from a solicitor or claims management company in a personal injury case and have lost out financially as a result, you may be entitled to make a personal injury professional negligence claim. This short guide outlines the steps you need to take.
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.
It’s not always straightforward to establish whether your landlord is responsible for resolving issues concerning damp in a rented property. This is due to the difficulty in finding the exact cause of damp without the assistance of a professional surveyor, unless the cause is visibly obvious; such as a leaking roof.
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.
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…
Asbestos was banned in 1999, long after the harmful effects of this material were known. Asbestos was widely used in building materials as it has fire resistant properties. Exposure to significant quantities of asbestos dust however, can lead to serious illness several decades later. Significant exposure to asbestos is responsible for: 2,515 mesothelioma deaths in…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…