Category: Personal

Claiming Under the Sales of Goods Act

Claiming Under the Sales of Goods Act

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 states that all goods purchased or sold in the UK must be as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for the purpose they were manufactured for. The Sale...

Consumer Rights: Faulty Goods under Warranty

Consumer Rights: Faulty Goods under Warranty

If an item you have purchased develops a fault, should you rely on your legal rights or make a claim under the warranty? What is a warranty? A warranty is, in essence, an insurance...

Who Gets Custody of Child in a Divorce?

Who Gets Custody of Child in a Divorce?

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when determining who will get custody of a child in a divorce. The biggest factor will be what is best for the child. How...

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

When there have been instances of domestic violence, this further complicates the issue of child custody between separating parents. It becomes even more challenging to decide on the issue of child custody as the...

How is Child Custody Decided?

How is Child Custody Decided?

Decisions regarding a child’s residence are of primary importance following parental separation. How child custody is decided largely depends on the circumstances of the parents’ separation, and whether agreement can be reached through informal...

Making a Joint Custody Agreement

Making a Joint Custody Agreement

Joint custody, or joint residency as it is referred to in the UK Children’s Act 1989, is a legal decision regarding where the child or children of separated couples will live. Joint custody does...

Consumer Rights Act 2015: How to Claim a Refund

Consumer Rights Act 2015: How to Claim a Refund

Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, should you purchase an item or service that is faulty, you may be eligible for a refund. To be considered faulty, your purchase has to meet at least...

What is a Declaration of Trust?

What is a Declaration of Trust?

A declaration of trust is commonly used to define ownership rights in relation to a property where multiple parties have contributed to the purchase price. It acts a written record of the financial arrangement...

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

If you are made redundant from your job, you may be eligible to receive redundancy pay. There are two types of redundancy pay: statutory and contractual. Statutory redundancy pay is required by law to...

How to Complete ID1 Form Land Registry

How to Complete ID1 Form Land Registry

The ID1 form is intended to provide evidence of identity to the Land Registry for a private individual, making one of the following applications: a transfer of land or a transfer of a mortgage...

Dangerous Driving: Defending a Charge!

Dangerous Driving: Defending a Charge!

A conviction for dangerous driving can result in penalty points, a fine, possible disqualification from driving and imprisonment, depending on the severity and circumstances of the offence. The Road Traffic Act, the Road Traffic...

Distance Selling Regulations (Your Consumer Rights!)

Distance Selling Regulations (Your Consumer Rights!)

Distance selling is the sale of goods or services through mail order, digital TV, phone or text message. Consumer rights in this area were previously covered by the Distance Selling Regulations. These regulations were...

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Time off work following the death of a loved one is known as compassionate leave or bereavement leave. How much compassionate leave are you entitled to and what are the conditions of that leave?...

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Where your personal circumstances change, for instance, through marriage or having a child, you may decide to make a small change to your existing will. In this scenario, adding a codicil to your will...

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Under UK work break laws, and in accordance with the Working Time Regulations (1998) and Health and Safety Executive requirements, workers and employees have a right to take regular and uninterrupted periods of rest,...

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing is the term used when an employee or worker reports certain types of wrongdoing, typically some form of dangerous or illegal activity that they have seen at work. In other words, they ‘blow...

Seat Belt Law Explained

Seat Belt Law Explained

Under the Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993, the seat belt law states that anyone travelling in a car or other road vehicle must wear a seat belt, with the enforcement of...

How to Make a SAR Request

How to Make a SAR Request

The following guide sets out how to make a SAR request and what you should expect from the organisation you’re requesting the information from. What is a SAR request? By law you have a...

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

In the UK, the concept of the “common law partner” is a myth in legal terms. An unmarried couple living together do not share the same legal status as a married couple or a...

How Much is Spousal Maintenance?

How Much is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is a regular payment made to an ex spouse after the couple have divorced. This payment is additional to any monetary amount, property or belongings that may have been awarded to you...