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What is a barrister?

What is a barrister?

A barrister is a form of a lawyer who specialises in courtroom assistance, drafting legal cases and, last but not least, expert opinion. Barristers usually work in chambers within the court. A barrister differs from solicitors. Solicitors do most of their legal work within a law firm and have direct contact with the client. The […]

What is a civil case?

What is a civil case?

A civil case is a court case that involves a dispute between either people or businesses, usually regarding a money or injury dispute. Suppose a person or company believes that another person or business has caused them any injury, damage to reputation or financial loss. In that case, this could be classed as a civil […]

Important Things to Know About UK Inheritance Tax

Important Things to Know About UK Inheritance Tax

When a passed UK relative or close friend leaves behind an inheritance, then it will most likely be subject to an Inheritance Tax. There are certain circumstances where only parts of inheritance leavings will be taxed, but in most cases, any inheritance and any lifetime gifts made in the last seven years of the deceased’s […]

Making Child Arrangements: When Do You Need a Solicitor

Making Child Arrangements: When Do You Need a Solicitor

Family separations are one of the toughest things to go through for children and parents alike. You, as a parent with legal rights and parental responsibility need to know when you should contact a solicitor for help. If the separation is amicable and both partners can agree on child arrangements, such as: • Where the […]

What is the difference between a solicitor, a barrister and a lawyer?

What is the difference between a solicitor, a barrister and a lawyer?

It’s quite tricky for people to grasp the different qualities from these very important job roles, but we’re going to give it our best shot to summarise them all concisely. The word ‘lawyer’ is an umbrella term used to describe anyone advising clients on legal matters. In England and Wales, however, lawyers either qualify as […]

Finding A Good Family Lawyer

Practising in this jurisdiction requires an absolute commitment to family law. As a hot political topic, there is continued pressure on government and legislators from various lobby groups to make changes to the legislation and regulations relating to child support, children’s issues, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, superannuation, tax, the involvement of third parties and there […]

What happens to your state pension when you die?

If you were to pass away before retirement and have a personal pension, then the full amount of your personal pension is usually paid as a lump sum to your beneficiaries, whether that be your wife, children or whomever you choose. However, if you die after retirement, it’s not so clear how your pension will […]

What is the practice of real estate law?

Real estate law is a very broad category, and it can include but is not limited to sales, environment, land use, leasing, finance, restructuring and litigation. To become a well rounded real estate lawyer, you not only need the experience and qualifications in the bag but the willingness to gain a good understanding on all […]

At what age should you draw up a will?

This is a question many people ask, and the answer is not very simple as there is no right or wrong answer. What we can say, however, is that a will should be drawn up when you feel you have something to protect, and if you’re worried about ensuring relatives do not have disputes if […]

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