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When another person or organisation has broken the contract between you to provide the goods or services in return for payment, you may have grounds for compensation or redress.

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Our specialist Litigation team are on hand to help you with any queries you may have.

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Our expert solicitors are here to support you with advice, outlining your options at the very first stages to ensure all possible objectives are reached.

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The Litigation team at Poole Alcock will advise you on the best route to take, depending on your tenancy agreement.

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At Poole Alcock we understand that you want to resolve any dispute cost-effectively and maintain good relations where possible.

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A company’s articles of association are of paramount importance; they are the key constitutional document setting out the basic management and administrative structure of a company.

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Forming a company can be a positive and exciting step for many business owners. However, it is important to ensure from the outset that the documents governing your company’s operations suit your business needs.

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Acquisition of another company is an effective way to grow your business. Ensuring a successful transaction is all about the detail. You need to know exactly what you are buying.

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When the time comes to sell your company, or shares in your business, you will wish to maximise the return on your investment of money, hard work, time and emotion.

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A guarantee is a legal commitment to repay a debt where the original borrower has defaulted on their repayments. In essence, the person providing the guarantee will “step into the shoes” of the debtor.

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Whether you are lending to or borrowing from a third party, it is always prudent to record the terms of the loan clearly.

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A company’s articles of association are of paramount importance; they are the key constitutional document setting out the basic management and administrative structure of a company.

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If you are in dispute about which school your child should attend or think that it will be in the child’s best interests to change schools it will be necessary to apply for a Specific Issue Order through the courts.

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If your child is aged under 16, it is possible to change their name by deed poll providing that all of the parties with Parental Responsibility are in agreement. However, the child’s birth certificate will not normally be changed as this is a historical record from when the child was born.

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When a child is removed from one of the parents without the other parent’s permission or a child is not returned at a pre-arranged time, it is important to act quickly to reinstate the child’s normal or pre-agreed routine.

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Whenever possible separating parties should speak to one another and make arrangements for the care of the children which are in the children’s best interests and can be worked around by both parents.

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Most of the legal rights given to parents are by way of Parental Responsibility (PR). PR means ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law’.

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You can apply to end or dissolve your civil partnership if you have been in the partnership for at least one year. It is very similar to divorce, in that you will need to make an application to the court.

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When parties separate they may be able to reach an amicable agreement about the finances of the household and how these should be divided going forward. However, for most this can be the most difficult area to resolve.

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We can provide you with the peace of mind of conducting your divorce on a fixed fee basis. We will be able to provide you with the figure at the outset, allowing you to budget and plan your finances in advance.

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We are proud to be chosen by Cheshire Police Federation as their nominated divorce lawyers to provide specialist divorce and family advice to its members.

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A pre-nuptial/pre-civil agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. It usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them.

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A separation agreement is a written agreement used when a couple want to stop living together. The agreement can be used to decide a variety of topics including, who will pay the mortgage.

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Under the Equality Act 2010 harassment is defined as unwanted conduct which is related to either; age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and is therefore unlawful.

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Unfair dismissal is a complex area of employment law and one where you need a legal expert to safeguard your financial interests as well as your professional future.

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It can be hard to realise that you may have been a victim of workplace discrimination. Discrimination is based upon what are called Protected Characteristics.

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Under the Equality Act there are 9 specific areas which are called protected characteristics; any discrimination against workers because of these characteristics would be unlawful.

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It is important that businesses handle the termination of a director’s contract appropriately, especially if you need to achieve a swift exit without disrupting the operation of the business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Has your employer discussed ending your employment through redundancy or with a settlement agreement/compromise agreement?

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There will be times when an employee’s conduct or performance falls short of what is expected of them in their contract of employment, or they believe that they have been treated unfairly at work.

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The TUPE Regulations are in place to preserve employees’ rights when a business is transferred to a new employer. The Regulations can apply to organisations of all sizes when a business is sold.

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From the recruitment process, through to issues such as TUPE, training from expert employment solicitors can help you to use the law as a positive framework to implement the best employment practices.

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A written contract of employment is a legal requirement as part of the employment relationship and failure to provide one can leave both parties unclear about their rights and responsibilities.

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Settlement agreements, which used to be called compromise agreements, can play an important part in ending an employment relationship, but there are some important legal safeguards.

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Severing ties with a director or senior executive comes with countless decisions about how to protect your business.

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Whether it is direct or indirect discrimination, a case of harassment, or failure to promote diversity, the Equality Act makes discrimination unacceptable in the workplace.

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It is easy for important steps to be missed during a staff crisis however, each vital step may be a legal requirement. An omission that could have a serious impact upon your business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Whilst it is better to try to resolve a dispute directly with an employee, there will be times when it simply is not possible. In those cases, you may be called before an employment tribunal.

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As an employer you have to be cautious with how you deal with dismissals in order to not be accused of an unfair dismissal.

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Failure to comply with employment legislation can be devastating for a business. Compensation awards for unfair dismissal claims can be in excess of £75,000 and awards for discrimination are unlimited.

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Our team has extensive experience of settling claims arising from a wide variety of accidents and injuries suffered in the workplace.

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Whilst a trip to the beauty salon may conjure up images of relaxation and pampering, many services use potentially harmful chemicals and machinery.

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Poole Alcock have a number of keen cyclists who commute to work and enjoy cycling as a hobby or as a competitive sport. We therefore understand the frustration that can occur.

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Every employer should ensure that the exposure of his employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.

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The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations in life we have to face, and the thought of bringing a claim for compensation at this time is a difficult one.

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An employer has a duty to eliminate or reduce exposure to vibration to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. In doing so, the employer should have assessed any risks in the task concerned.

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Suffering a head injury is understandably concerning for the victim and their family. It is important to investigate any potential brain injury that may have been caused.

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Tinnitus is any noise (for example, buzzing or ringing) in the ear and can be caused by exposure to excessive levels of noise, although there are other causes too.

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It is logical to think that if you are constantly carrying out the same physical task at work, such as lifting heavy boxes without a break, you may well develop a bad back.

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Common causes of road traffic accidents include other road users, poorly maintained roads, obstructions in the road and slippery surfaces. You may have suffered an injury.

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Accidents can happen at any time and in any place – in the street, at work, at the supermarket. If you think that another person or organisation was responsible for your accident then you may be entitled to compensation.

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Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event, impacting on almost every aspect of your life. If the accident was not your fault, then financial compensation is often necessary.

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  1. PASS is a membership loyalty scheme (“PASS”) operated by Poole Alcock LLP solicitors (“Poole Alcock”). These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) set out the basis of the relationship between you and Poole Alcock in respect of PASS and you are deemed to accept these Conditions if you participate in membership of PASS or request services to be provided by Poole Alcock through PASS. These conditions are in addition to and not in substitution for our terms and conditions in relation to any services we provide to you. We call any instruction from you to use one of our services “an instruction”.
  2. Poole Alcock is a Limited Liability Partnership (registration number 0C310420) regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A full list of the partners is available for inspection at any of our offices.  Our registered office is at 238/246 Edleston Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 7EH (SRA number 408247).  If you have any questions or complaints about PASS, please contact us by telephone at 01270 256665 or email at db@poolealcock.co.uk.
  3. It is a requirement of membership of PASS that you are 18 years old or over and are a resident in the United Kingdom.
  4. Poole Alcock provides services to PASS members at discounted rates. The current discounted rate is 25% reduction of our fees (excluding disbursements – for example payments to third parties, Search fees, Court fees) subject to a maximum discount of £1000.00 plus VAT per instruction. Poole Alcock reserves the right in its absolute discretion to change or withdraw any discount, offer or product at any  time, for any reason.
  5. The discounted rates will only apply if you inform us that you are a PASS member at the beginning of the instruction. In all other cases Poole Alcock in its absolute discretion reserves the right not to apply the discount at all or to reduce the discount.
  6. The discounted rates will only apply to direct instructions and will not be available to any client referred to Poole Alcock by a third party.
  7. The discounted rates will not apply in conjunction with any other special offer or rate discount which may be promoted by the firm.
  8. Poole Alcock will not provide advice or act for you in connection with any dispute against your employer (be it your current, past of future employer) or against any other third party who has referred you to Poole Alcock.
  9. By participating in PASS you agree to allow Poole Alcock to use your data in accordance with this paragraph. You agree that if you wish to continue with membership of PASS, you will notify Poole Alcock of any changes in your contact details.  We will not give your personal data to any third party without your prior permission.  Poole Alcock will use the personal information provided by you for the following purposes:
    1. To administer PASS;
    2. To provide services under PASS;
    3. To comply with our duties under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and other money laundering legislation and regulations by which Poole Alcock is bound and you consent to our retaining that information indefinitely;
    4. To process payments for services supplied by Poole Alcock; and
    5. To inform you about similar products or services that Poole Alcock provides, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting Poole Alcock using the contact details provided above at paragraph 2.
  10. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Conditions to another organisation, and Poole Alcock will always notify you in writing if this happens, but this will not affect your rights under these Conditions. Your rights under these Conditions are not transferrable without our consent in writing.
  11. You or Poole Alcock may bring your membership of PASS to an end for any reason upon giving notice to the other in writing.
  12. Poole Alcock shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under, or associated with, PASS. Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude Poole Alcock’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
  13. Each paragraph of these Conditions operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
  14. These Conditions are governed by English law. You and Poole Alcock both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if any dispute arises in connection with PASS.

 

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