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Category: Contract Law

Taking a Claim to the Small Claims Court

Taking a Claim to the Small Claims Court

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is becoming important now more than ever to recover all unpaid debts no matter how small.  It is therefore vital everyone is aware of the Small Claims Court system and its accessibility to the public.    The Small Claims court allows people to sue for a debt of less than £2,00o without the need […]

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

What is Unfair Dismissal?

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Unfair dismissal is the term applied when an employee’s contract is terminated and the employer either hasn’t followed the statutory dismissal procedures or the reason for the dismissal is deemed unfair.   The Statutory dismissal procedures state that if your employer intends to dismiss you they must follow a three step procedure.  The first […]

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Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Over the last couple of months the weather has been changeable to say the least. Heavy fog, sleet and rain are a motorists worst nightmare and have caused numerous accidents from minor to fatal.  Recently Claims Management Companies have sprung up and taken advantage of injured parties.  It has become increasingly common for these companies […]

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Thinking of Buying or Selling?

Thinking of Buying or Selling?

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors carried out a recent survey which showed that there was a general improvement in the Northern Ireland housing market.  As the market begins to slowly improve it is important buyers and sellers have some knowledge of the legal process of conveyancing.   Moving house is known as one of […]

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Cancelled Flight? – Your Rights

Cancelled Flight? – Your Rights

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The year 2010 proved an annus horribilis for many holiday goers. April 2010 saw all air travel across Europe halted by a volcanic eruption inIceland. In July 2010 the Goldtrail Holiday Company collapsed leaving hundreds of people stranded abroad or denied the holiday they had been planning all year.  To top it all off […]

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The Rights of Agency Workers

The Rights of Agency Workers

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  At the minute people classed as workers have less rights than employees on a contract of employment.  A new European Directive, The Temporary (Agency) Worker’s Directive 2008/104EC has been established and is to be implemented in theUKby no later that 5 December 2011.  The legislation forNorthern Irelandwill be entitled Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) […]

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Legal Aid – Am I Entitled?

Legal Aid – Am I Entitled?

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Funding is available for Legal Advice? One of the most common problems people face when seeking legal advice and representation is meeting the cost. Legal Aid is not available for every type of case and it is subject to financial limits so not everyone is eligible. The most frequently asked question by clients is: […]

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Consumer Rights

Consumer Rights

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

When we buy a product we expect it to be exactly what we wanted and what we paid for, but what happens when you get an item home and find a rip, a crack or that it simply doesn’t work? What are our rights in consumer law? The Sale of Goods Act 1979 provides protection […]

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Consumer Rights and Internet Shopping

Consumer Rights and Internet Shopping

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

  It is becoming more popular to shop online for anything from clothes and make-up to larger items like furniture and electrical goods. It is therefore important to know what your rights are when purchasing online and to ensure that you do all you can to protect yourself. Goods purchased either by internet, telephone, mail […]

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The Benefits of Mediation

The Benefits of Mediation

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mediation has always been a tool used to assist settlement of legal disputes but it is rarely talked about the way court litigation is. In recent years it has become more fashionable to engage mediators to try and resolve disputes and reduce the need for lengthy court litigation. In essence mediation involves both parties meeting […]

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