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A comprehensive and customer-friendly website is now an essential feature of many businesses. However, you may be unsure of the legal requirements that must be complied with.

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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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Personal Injury Claims Solicitors

Our dedicated personal injury team specialise in helping accident victims of all ages, who have suffered serious, life-changing injuries or fatalities.

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Poole Alcock Personal Injury

Poole Alcock personal injury solicitors are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for accident and injury victims and families who have suffered a life-changing injury, illness or fatality.

Personal injury claims

Making a personal injury claim is the legal process of claiming compensation for an accident or injury caused entirely, or partially, by someone else who is to blame. This can include, and is not limited to, a road traffic accident, injury at work, asbestos-related illnesses, and other occupational illnesses.

An accident or injury can cause significant distress, leaving you unable to work and subject to a loss of earnings having to pay for the cost of treatment and rehabilitation. Fatal accidents may leave your family vulnerable, as a loss of family member could put your family under financial strain.

Poole Alcock personal injury solicitors are here to offer guidance and support in making your claim during in these challenging circumstances. Each case is different and a complicated process is involved, as evidence is required to prove your injuries were caused by negligence. Our specialist team will fight to win and achieve the best result for your personal injury claim.

Making a personal injury claim

Our team of experienced solicitors will check your case and assess your personal injury and eligibility to claim compensation. This is based on the information you provide and the degree of proof you have to make a case for negligence.

Making a claim can be nerve-wracking, but you must remember you have a right to claim back the financial loss incurred by your accident or personal injury. The sooner you make your case the better, as the longer time passes, this risks weakening your case and it seem less convincing.

Poole Alcock personal injury solicitors offer a free consultation, so please get in touch with our specialists who are happy to explain all areas of personal injury claims and address any questions you may have.

Due to the nature of serious injuries and illnesses, we understand that it may not always be possible for you to visit our offices, so we are happy to meet with you at your home or at the hospital to discuss your case.

We offer a no win, no fee obligation with no hidden costs, so you can be reassured you will not be at a further loss if your claim is not successful. Don’t hesitate to contact us today, our team of friendly specialist solicitors are on hand to help you through these difficult times.

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Providing You With Expert Advice and Support.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a FREE consultation with one of our specialist solicitors who will be happy to explain all relevant issues and address any questions you may have.
Due to the nature of serious injuries, we understand that it may not always be possible for you to visit our offices, so we are happy to meet with you at your home and also offer hospital visits.

No Win, No Fee - We operate on a no win, no fee basis. There are no hidden costs. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the funding of your case.

If you would benefit from some advice on your legal options, then don’t hesitate to contact us today, our team of friendly specialist solicitors are on hand to help you through these difficult times.

How can we help?

  • Accident Claims

    We have over 50 years experience in helping people recover compensation for serious, life changing injuries or fatalities.

  • Asbestos Claims

    We have successfully helped many people affected by asbestos, and their families, to obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

What our clients say

  • Thank you Andrew thanks for all your hard work and the team we really appreciate it.

    Mrs. C
  • Andy,

    It really does seem such a long time ago, that I first came to see you….its been such a long road!

    Thank you just doesn’t seem enough for everything you have done and for the way you have treated me.

    I thank you for always believing in me and for the empathic professional way that that you have dealt with everything. I always felt safe and had confidence in that everything you did was in my best interests.

    It was like sharing all my worries except that for me, I didn’t have half the share because you took more than that guiding me through this whole process and for that I will be eternally grateful. Without a doubt I would recommend anyone in a similar position to come to you.

    HR – PI Client
  • Thank you for your hard work in reaching a settlement in the claim following the death of my late husband. The final sum far exceeded what I’d imagined it would be.

    Again my thanks.

    Mr E L
  • I would like to thank you most sincerely for the way you have sensitively handled every aspect of my case, particularly in light of the difficulty I encountered for the first few months.

    Kathryn Leonard – Personal Injury Client
  • Anna,

    Many thanks for all your help the past few months in finally settling my case. Your help and support has been much appreciated and I’m so glad it is now at an end.

    E C – PI Client
  • Poole Alcock were my first choice of solicitors and throughout my claim from start to finish Anna Burns was so supportive to me. She showed me a great deal of empathy due to the nature of my claim. I feel we built an excellent professional relationship and Anna was always available to speak to if I needed to ask any questions. On the rare occasions that I could not reach Anna, all of the supporting staff at Poole Alcock were equally supportive and helpful. The claim ran as smooth and as stress free as it possibly could and I was always well informed of any changes or upcoming appointments. I would highly recommend Poole Alcock.

    Thank you for everything Anna. I literally could not have got through all of this without you and all your support.

    Chloe – Personal Injury Client

Why Choose Us?

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  • We specialise in all areas of law. We offer a modern service with traditional values, giving you the complete legal service whenever you need us.
  • We have over 125 years experience, providing legal services for both businesses and private individuals.
  • We are Committed to Excellence.
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