Free legal articles, e-bulletins and factsheets
Solicitors from Burnetts in Carlisle, Penrith, Newcastle and West Cumbria produce a range of articles, employment law e-bulletins or fact sheets. This free legal resource is available for both organisations and individuals.
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On the “balance of probabilities”
Dispute Resolution solicitor Georgina Farrer explains the standard of proof in civil cases.
By Georgina Nicholls on Thursday 28th February 2019
A brush with the law?
Trainee Solicitor, Emma Armstrong, explains restrictive covenants in share purchase agreements, as illustrated in a case involving a hairdressing business.
By Emma Armstrong on Monday 21st November 2016
Make way for the machines?
Sally Johnson speculates whether artificial intelligence will become more commonly used and accepted in the legal system following recent studies.
By Sally Johnson on Thursday 10th November 2016
Competition: Good for business
Sally Johnson, Practising Consultant, explains how competition law is relevant to businesses of all sizes.
By Sally Johnson on Friday 19th August 2016
A cautionary tale
Head of Dispute Resolution James Johnston discusses a recent case which may make professionals think twice before offering free services to friends.
By James Johnston on Wednesday 6th April 2016
Advice for Victims of Cumbria Floods
This page contains links to resources on our site which aim to help householders and businesses who have been affected by flooding in Cumbria.
By on Tuesday 8th December 2015
Consumer protection: business briefing
To help businesses to comply with their obligations under consumer protection legislation solicitor James Johnston has produced a business briefing which explains what unfair commercial practice is.
By James Johnston on Friday 2nd August 2013
The Jackson Reforms: ‘The Big Bang’ and how it will affect education
Solicitors’ litigation costs have undergone seismic changes with effect from 1st April 2013. The reform is statutory (under the Legal Aid and Sentencing Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), in conjunction…
By Patricia Hall on Thursday 11th April 2013
Checklist: non-payment of rent
Dispute resolution Solicitor Sian Spencer explains the key issues that a landlord should be aware of if a tenant fails to pay the rent due under the terms of a commercial…
By on Monday 4th February 2013
Liability for fire damage
Whilst many people enjoy fireworks at this festive time of year it is accepted that fires can cause huge amounts of damage and have devastating impacts on lives. In a…
By Vaughan Jones on Monday 3rd December 2012
Standard Terms and Conditions
Following a recent High Court decision Corporate Partner Sam Lyon highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using standard terms and sets out how standard terms can be incorporated effectively.
By on Monday 1st October 2012