Investigating Employee Misconduct

Employee misconduct investigation is quickly becoming more common in the workplace today as employers and managers seek to quickly resolve internal strife. However, the investigation of misconduct in the workplace remains a difficult task for employers. It is not in any employer’s interests to leave these issues unresolved as they can turn into very damaging […]

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Why it’s a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will

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It’s relatively easy to find a free DIY Will template on the internet, and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you, seemingly without any legal expertise required. So, is it really a […]

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What is Elder Abuse And What to Do About It

Friday, 15 June 2018 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This annual event acknowledges the prevalence of elder abuse, educates communities and individuals to recognise the signs, and encourages loved ones and victims to speak up and seek support and assistance. So, what is elder abuse and what can you do about it? What is […]

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Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person (the Attorney), the legal authority to act for you and to make certain legally binding decisions on your behalf. Below are 6 top questions dealing with Powers of Attorney. 1. When is a Power of Attorney particularly useful? to relieve yourself of […]

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3 Things You Should Know about an Agreement to Lease

An Agreement to Lease is used prior to a commercial lease being signed in circumstances where there are things to be done before the landlord can give the tenant exclusive possession of the premises. An Agreement to Lease sets out each party’s rights and obligations and all of the requirements that must be satisfied prior […]

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Electronic Signatures: Benefits, Risks, and a Cautionary Tale

Ray Tomlinson is credited with inventing email as far back as 1972, however, if anyone had suggested back then that, in less than 40 years, email and electronic signatures would be widely accepted as a way of transacting business, their comments would almost certainly have been met with a fair amount of scepticism. However, this is […]

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What’s the Difference Between Guarantees and Indemnities?

It is very important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements. In this article, we identify the distinguishing features of both guarantees and indemnities and consider the significant differences between the two kinds of arrangements.   Features of a guarantee The most […]

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Executing documents on behalf of a company

Companies cannot physically sign documents so it falls upon company director(s) to sign documents on behalf of a company. Directors should familiarise themselves with the formalities for signing documents on behalf of a company to make sure that things don’t go wrong – such as a contract not being binding or enforceable, or a court […]

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Wills for blended families

Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended beneficiaries are provided for when you die and that […]

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