A Return to Setting Up Good Contracts

Hey there! Your law student is back, and I have something that I really want to discuss. I want to discuss contracts with you. Yes, I know that contracts aren’t sexy but they can really make all of the difference in the world when it comes to something that you really believe in. Gone are the days where you think that you can just go through life on a handshake…. Read Article →

What Does a Driving Offence Really Cost you?

If you’ve received a notice of prosecution for a driving offence through the post, consider seeking legal advice, because unless you have a reasonable defence, you’re in trouble. For most offences, you won’t be prosecuted if you were charged with a summons after 14 days, as by law, the police authorities must get in touch with you within this time period. Minor Offences Usually, minor offences appear in ticket form…. Read Article →

Are There Holes in Charity Law?

After the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, which increases regulation within charities, greater faith has been placed in non-profit organisations. It’s been six years since the first charity act changed the way we regulate Scottish charities. The public can feel safer in the knowledge that their money directly goes towards a good cause than in the pockets of the undeserving. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulatory (OSCR)… Read Article →

Divorce Doesn`t Have to Be Difficult!

Celebrity divorces involving acrimonious exchanges, vicious accusations and countless hours spent with lawyers are always big news. In the real world, however, divorce does not have to be the stressful and expensive business that some celebrity magazines would have you believe. In fact, if you and your partner have roughly the same ideas on how you want your divorce to proceed, it can be quick, relatively painless and costs can… Read Article →

How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Claims Company?

With so much at stake, you need to find a personal injury claims company that you can trust. Beyond anything else, you should feel comfortable with the solicitors, as you’ll potentially be spending a lot of time with them in the future. Where possible, get recommendations from friends and family or look at reviews online. If you know the business to be reputable, you’re on to a good start, as… Read Article →

Analyzing the Recent Changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act

In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended. Under the existing law, most people who tried to sue for employment discrimination because of their disability were found not to be disabled for the purposes of the ADA. This meant that most plaintiffs who sue under the ADA would lose, no matter how greatly their disability interfered with their ability to work. The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA)… Read Article →

When to get a Lawyer

Choosing when to get a lawyer can sometimes be difficult. Lawyers can be expensive and so it can be tempting to not take a risk and not pursue the case at all or to try to represent yourself instead, A very complex case will need an experienced lawyer. Even if you have some understanding of the law and some time to do some research, you could find it very difficult… Read Article →

Awareness During Anaesthesia

More and more news stories are cropping up about patients waking up or becoming aware of their surroundings while under the influence of anaesthesia. Because of the highly refined techniques used to put a patient under anaesthetic – and to keep them there – unfortunately, sometimes mistakes can be made and a patient ends up being aware of their surroundings. Awareness during anaesthesia can be an incredibly scary and traumatic… Read Article →

What Does a Prosecutor Do?

When a person has been arrested for a crime, the District Attorney’s Office immediately gets notification and all documentation that is available for the case. Since the arrest typically happens before all of the evidence is collected at the crime scene by the police, this can be a very brief report. Once all evidence is collected, the District Attorney’s Office then determines if there is enough evidence to charge the… Read Article →

Ascending and Descending Fields of Law

As the economy fluctuates, so does the popularity of things across the nation. The law fields are no exception. At any given moment, things may change and certain fields could shoot to the top of the popularity pool. But what’s hot right now, and what’s not? What’s Decreasing in Popularity? Depending on the atmosphere of the economy, the popularity of a specific field of law may fluctuate at any time…. Read Article →