Lasting Powers of Attorney

Many people have heard about Lasting Powers of Attorney but what are they and are they worth having?  There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPA”): Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs – this enables you (“the Donor”) to appoint someone else (“the Attorney”) to assist you during your lifetime

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Things to think about when bidding for work contracts!

Outsourcing is often described as a “Partnership”, although it is rarely, if ever, a partnership in a legal sense.  But like any long-term relationship, an outsourcing agreement will work best if it is to the benefit of both parties.  A mutually beneficial relationship normally requires that each party understands the other’s aims. However, because outsourcing

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How have you made sure that you get paid for the services you provide?

How do we secure payment of our goods and services in business? If you sell products to a customer, generally payment is made before the product is delivered. If you provide a service, payment of that service is generally due after the service had been performed. Business owners become frustrated when payment is delayed or

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Do you use electronic marketing? Are you doing it properly?

Marketing has changed so much over recent years now that technology has become more e cient. Many businesses use email and text marketing to market to indiviuals. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has new enforcement powers, which were introduced by the Privacy Regulations 2015 in April 2015. The ICO has recently used its new powers

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How can you keep your confidential information confidential?

Last month we looked at how business owners protect themselves in respect of non-payment of fees. This monthwe are looking at protecting your confidential information. The protection offered by the general law of confidence is not always clear so many business owners govern this in the form of a confidentiality agreement, also known as a

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Are you a small business and do you understand competition law?

On 18 November 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a report setting out the results of a research exercise on the understanding and attitudes of small businesses towards competition law. The outcome of the research e ectively indicates that SMEs have a low level of knowledge and understanding of competition law. It also

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What is the meaning of “deliberate or fraudulent” in a non-disclosure clause in an insurance policy??

Insurance contracts are contracts of ‘utmost good faith’. Accordingly, a business buying insurance owes a duty to the insurer both to disclose material facts and to refrain from making material misrepresentations. This is an onerous duty, which distinguishes insurance contracts from other types of commercial contracts where the principle of “let the buyer beware” applies.

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Renting Property – Do your Tenants have the Right to Rent??

From 1 February 2016, private landlords in England will have to carry out right to rent checks on prospective tenants and other authorised occupiers when granting a tenancy. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential property from allowing certain people to occupy those properties. The prohibition is based on the immigration status of

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Changing Your Company Name

Well as you can see there have been some exciting changes for RFB Solicitors over the Christmas break. RFB Solicitors is now MacIntyre Law with a new brand and amazing crisp new logo – why the change? Well its traditional of law rms to be named after the founding member(s). RFB Solicitors founding member is

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Joint Ventures – What to think about…

A joint venture is a commercial arrangement between two or more independent entities. The parties to the joint venture will need to address a number of di erent issues when setting up a joint venture. These issues will generally include how the joint venture will be structured and whether it will operate through a separate

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