FREE LEGAL GUIDES
Welcome to our page on our legal guides.
Please browse through our legal guides and click on the ones that you find of interest to download them. We upload new guides on a regular basis.
If you have any particular legal guides that you would like to see then please contact us and we’ll happily try and upload them.
HOW TO MAKE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM GUIDE – FREE GUIDE
This guide is designed if you have had an accident claim that was not your fault. It contains pages of useful basic information about how to make a successful accident claim including:
- How to choose the right solicitor
- Have you got a good claim?
- How much compensation will you get?
- Will the claim go to Court?
- How long will the claim take?
FREE GUIDE TO BANKRUPTCY
This guide is designed to provide you with information and help you better understand the complicated area of bankruptcy and identify what action you can take to protect yourself. The law in this guide is correct as of September 2013.
- What is bankruptcy?
- What is the procedure for bankruptcy
- For a debtor
- For a creditor
- What are the consequences of making yourself bankrupt?
- When does bankruptcy end?
FREE GUIDE TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This guide is designed to provide you with information and help you better understand the complicated area of intellectual property and identify what action you can take to protect yourself. The law in this guide is correct as at September 2013. Please take your time to read through this guide very carefully. This guide is divided up into various sections:
- Design Rights
- Trade Marks
- Passing Off
INFORMATION GUIDE TO CONVEYANCING
If you are thinking of purchasing a property, it may seem like a complicated matter, but don’t worry, if you trust Seatons to complete your conveyancing, you will be in your new home before you know it.
In this guide we have summarised the different steps involved in the buying process to help you understand what happens. The entire process takes between 2 and 4 months. Includes information on:
- Buying Property
- Selling Property
- Property Searches
FREE GUIDE TO DISMISSAL
If you are dismissed from your employment, you may not know what your employment rights are. In this case, you may believe that your dismissal was fair and that your loss of employment is just unfortunate. However, under the Employment Rights Act 1996, your employer is under a duty to only dismiss if the reason is fair.
Furthermore, the employer must follow a fair procedure in order for the dismissal to be satisfactory. In this guide, we discuss the different aspects of dismissal, for you to establish whether you believe your dismissal was fair, or whether your employer was taking advantage of you.
FREE GUIDE TO REDUNDANCY
With the current economic climate in the UK, it is not a surprise that more companies are restricting their business activity and making employees redundant.
This guide is designed to provide you with information and help you better understand the complicated area of redundancy and identify your legal rights. The law in this guide is correct as of October 2013.
FREE DIVORCE INFORMATION GUIDE
This guide is designed if you have recently separated and are thinking about getting a divorce. It contains pages of useful basic information about how legal issues that need to be considered including:
- How to choose the right solicitor
- How to get a divorce
- Children issues
- Financial matters
- Will matters have to go to Court?
- How long a divorce will take.
FREE GUIDE TO DIVORCE AND RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN
Dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or long term relationship is one of the hardest challenges that a person will face in their life. It will often feel like your whole world has turned upside down and all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings are likely to be triggered – anger, sadness, helplessness and so on. Our guide aims to help you understand some of the emotions that you are likely to face during a relationship breakdown and offers practical suggestions to help you get through this difficult time.
- Coping with divorce or separation
- Getting support
- Taking care of yourself
- Positives and what you can learn
- Useful organisations
FREE LIFETIME PLANNING GUIDE
This guide is designed to help you plan ahead to protect you and your family in the future. It contains pages of useful information including:
- Reasons why you must make a will
- Why make a lasting power of attorney
- Inheritance Tax planning4
- Protecting your assets from care fees
- Equity release issues.
FREE GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL CARE
If you are worried about the possibility in the future of ever having to enter into a residential care home and being forced to pay for residential care fees then we can help you take action to protect your savings, property and other assets from being used to pay for residential care fees.
Our guide identifies some of the more important legal issues you might want to think about and if you need to speak to one of us about these options then please do not hesitate to contact us.
LEGAL MATTERS FOR THE OVER 60′s – FREE GUIDE
If you are aged 60 or over then congratulations for getting this far in life! Well Done! Staying in good health is a priority. Enjoying your retirement is another. This guide contains the eight most important legal issues facing the over 60′s including:
- The importance of making a will
- How a Lasting Power of Attorney might be of help
- Protecting your assets against residential care fees
- Avoiding paying inheritance tax
- Organising your finances and maximising your income.
WILLS AND PROBATE
BEREAVEMENT – A FREE SELF HELP GUIDE
Bereavement is always a difficult time but there are things you can do to help yourself through it. Serious loss is something which we will all face at some time in our life. It can seem difficult to know what is ‘normal’ and to understand how we or our families may respond when we face a loss. It contains useful information including:
- Feelings after your loss
- How to help yourself
- Other people
- A summary of what to do
- Useful organisations.
GUIDE TO MAKING A WILL
Are you thinking of making a will but have not yet got around to sorting it out? We all know we should make a Will. Making a Will and putting your affairs in order is one of the most important tasks that you are likely to undertake. If you die without making a valid Will you could leave a great deal of uncertainty at a time of heartache and distress. To die intestate (without having made a Will) can sometimes cause all sorts of problems and difficulties for those left behind.
By making a will you can make provision for your loved ones, protect dependents and avoid family disputes and give you and your family peace of mind. With a properly made will, you can then decide what YOU want (not what others want) to happen in the event of your death.
FREE GUIDE TO ADMINISTERING ESTATES
When someone dies, emotions are running high and it is difficult to keep a clear head and know what to do. There are several administrative tasks that need to be carried out. These include registering the death, arranging the funeral, collecting in assets, paying debts and expenses, and eventually administering and distributing the Estate.
- Acting as a Executor/Administrator
- Introduction to Probate
- Small value estates and insolvent estates
- Applying for a Grant of Representation
- Inheritance Tax.
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