Constantly hearing people talking about how UK should leave the European Union and not giving any reasons, has inspired this article.
- 1. Free trade – It stimulates cross-border competition, driving down prices and increasing productivity, and increases direct foreign investment in the UK. Most critically, membership remains crucial for Britain as a major trading nation:
“If the UK was not in the EU it would be on its own in a world of powerful regional trading blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN or MERCOSUR…These large blocs would all have the advantages of large domestic markets in global trade negotiations, leaving the UK at a comparative disadvantage.” Continue Reading
The Royal Prerogative today refers to ‘those legal attributes of the Crown which the Common law recognises at differing significantly from those of private persons.’ Both the monarch and the government need powers to execute their constitutional functions. The rule of law obliges these powers are chastised in law and the Parliament has also put some prerogatives on a constitutional basis. Traditionally, the Monarch may reign, but the Sovereign by constitutional convention came to act on governmental advice, so that prerogative powers came to be used by ministers on the Sovereign’s behalf. On the other hand, Parliament was not directly involved in that transfer of power.
To start with, the Government should have more say on the prerogative decision-making powers Continue Reading
Buying a property will probably be your biggest single investment, so it’s important to do it properly so you could enjoy yourself without experiencing any encumbrances, such as people that you have nothing in common knocking on your door and claiming rights to your property. The key is getting all the facts about a property early on so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to buy. Continue Reading
Written by Vincent Corleone @ v2lawblog
Property is steeped in often confusing legal terminology. When looking at property it is important to know the difference between Freehold and Lease hold two different types property or land ownership.
Leasehold: A title of ownership of property (usually a flat) for a fixed term but not the land on which it stands. Possession of the property will be subject to the payment of an annual ground rent. When the lease expires, ownership of the property reverts back to the freeholder. Nearly all flats in London are leasehold. Continue Reading
Property is one of the UK’s most exciting and challenging business sectors, and is once again starting to attract new investment not only from institutions, property companies and funds but also from smaller organizations and private individuals. By its inherent nature and value, property can generate substantial returns but is equally capable of incurring substantial losses and even – for the inexperienced or poorly-advised investor – civil or criminal liability. Continue Reading
Taxation in the United Kingdom may involve payments to a minimum of two different levels of government: the central government (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) and local government. Central government revenues come primarily from income tax, National Insurance contributions, value added tax, corporation tax and fuel duty.Local government revenues come primarily from grants from central government funds, business rates in England and Wales, Council Tax and increasingly from fees and charges such as those from on-street parking. Continue Reading
There are other ways to protect your Intellectual Property than only relying on copyright law.
Intellectual Property (IP) covers a wide range of subjects and you may find that you can protect your idea by another right.
- Companies House
Companies House is responsible for company registration in Great Britain.
Company law is different from trade mark law. You cannot stop someone using a trade mark, which is the same or similar to yours, just by registering your name with Companies House.
We cannot guarantee that the name of a company accepted for registration at Companies House is acceptable by us as a registered trade mark.
The company name may not qualify as a trade mark because Continue Reading
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is part of the body of international law that governs relations between States. IHL aims to limit the effects of armed conflicts for humanitarian reasons. It aims to protect persons who are not or are no longer taking part in hostilities, the sick and wounded, prisoners and civilians, and to define the rights and obligations of the parties to a conflict in the conduct of hostilities.