Legal Blog

Have you been charged with a Criminal Offence?

Some offences will be considered too serious to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court and will be referred to the Crown Court. However we do sometimes advise clients to elect to have his/her case heard in the Crown Court before a Judge and Jury...

The Magistrates' Court

In the event that the Police or Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have decided that the evidence against you supports a Prosecution then mosshaselhurst can assist you. There are many cases where the evidence is clear that a guilty plea would be...

Has anyone ever said 'without prejudice' when talking to you?

Did you know what they meant? A conversation or written reservation ‘without prejudice’ means it isn’t an admission and/or cannot otherwise be used against someone in future dealings or litigation with any legal effect. The purpose of...

Lasting Power of Attorney - Do you need one?

A Court of Protection Judge recently queried  the need to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). He had presided over many cases where LPA’s had gone wrong but those cases are very few in number compared to the number of LPA’s created and...

Cheap or home made Will - is it worth taking the risk?

Would you believe that the making of a Will is still governed by fairly ancient legislation – section 9 Wills Act 1837. Section 9 provides that the Will: must be in writing must be signed by the person making the Will or by another person in their...

Prepare for the Debt Pre-Action Protocol

  If you are a creditor trying to collect a debt you may be frustrated by the new Pre-Action Protocol which extends the time available to a debtor between the demand for payment and the point at which the creditor can issue Court proceedings. ...

How to collect money owed

If you are owed money by an individual or sole trader then the process for collection of money has changed with effect from 1 st October 2017 when the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims was introduced.   The Protocol applies to all...

Are you ready for the minimum wage rise?

It is not long now until the governments latest wage increases must be implemented – 1 st April 2018.   The National Living Wage (NLW) will rise to £7.83 per hour   The adult National Minimum Wage (NMW) payable to...

Need help evicting a Tenant?

Evicting Tenants can cause major headaches for Landlords. Tenants with substantial rent arrears can undermine investments and cash flow and one simple mistake during the eviction process can lead to delays in repossessing a property with resulting financial...

Government climb down on Employment Tribunal Fees

Did you know that since the Ministry of Justice abolished Tribunal fees the number of Tribunals claims and therefore employees seeking justice has increased by 64%.   Now employees and job applicants are taking advantage of those employers who...
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