parental-rights-for-fathers

What are Parental Rights for Fathers?

Parental rights for fathers are determined largely by whether the individual has ‘parental responsibility’. Parental responsibility is not always an automatic right for fathers, and without it, a father’s legal rights in relation a...

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What is Paternity Leave?

Paternity leave is time qualifying employees can take off work to care for their newborn baby or following the adoption of a child. Paternity leave is not an entitlement, as such it will be...

premises-licence

How to Apply for a Premises Licence

Under the Licensing Act 2003 (England and Wales) and the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, a premises licence must be obtained to carry out certain prescribed licensable activities, including the sale of alcohol and the...

licensing-act-2003

Guide to the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 governs the sale and supply of alcohol and late night refreshments and the provision of regulated entertainment in England and Wales. Under the 2003 Act the responsibility for the administration...

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Disqualification of Directors

A company director may face disqualification if they are found to have failed to fulfil their legal responsibilities by participating in unfit conduct, or wrongful or fraudulent trading. Common grounds for director disqualification could...

how much is child maintenance

How Much is Child Maintenance?

The framework for assessing, collecting and enforcing child maintenance payments is set out in the Child Support Act 1991. Under the Act, both separated parents of a qualifying child are responsible for the financial...

what-is-child-maintenance

What is Child Maintenance?

If you have separated from your partner, you may have concerns about who is now financially responsible for the every day living costs of your child (or children). This guide will help you to...

criminal injuries compensation

Claiming Criminal Injuries Compensation

Criminal injuries compensation is a form of compensation that can be claimed when a blameless person becomes the victim of a violent crime. This is a crime where violence is threatened or used upon...

misrepresentations in contract law

Misrepresentations in Contract Law

A misrepresentation is a statement made during contract negotiations that is put forward as a fact or as law but is untrue, that induces a party to enter into a contract resulting in loss...

contract disputes

Advice on Contract Disputes

Contract disputes are an unpleasant but relatively common feature in the business world. They are potentially very disruptive, often siphoning time, energy and money that would be better spent elsewhere. However, with the right...

statutory rights

What are My Statutory Rights as a Customer?

The main piece of legislation determining your statutory rights as a customer is the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Act consolidates outdated laws in this area and supplements newer legislation such as the Consumer...

tenants in common

What are Tenants in Common?

If you are looking to buy property with your partner, a relative or friend, or perhaps you have jointly inherited a property, there are two different types of property ownership options: ‘tenants in common’...

compulsory purchase order

What is a Compulsory Purchase Order?

Discovering that the property you own or occupy may be compulsorily acquired can be very distressing, particularly if you are unaware of where you stand legally. Below we examine in more detail the question...

vacant possession

What is Vacant Possession?

Definition of vacant possession Vacant possession is the contractual right to exclusive use of a property, both physically and legally, following the sale of a property or grant of a lease. The purchaser or...