Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Social Networking for Lawyers

Everything you needed to know about Social Networking for Lawyers - the What, Why & How by Carolyn Elefant.

A very indepth report which will help everyone on their road to embracing Web 2:0 - well worth a read.

I picked up this link via KM Space - many thanks

Monday, 22 September 2008

Legal 500 - the bible of the legal business recommends Latimer Hinks

The Legal 500 is the most widely used legal directory in the UK and is considered to be "the bible of the legal business". The Legal 500 ranks law firms in terms of their expertise and performance.

Latimer Hinks has once again achieved recommendation.

Agriculture and Estates Latimer Hinks has a well-established practice which deals with a range of complex matters including environmental land use. Anne Elliott is ‘ very good’.

Personal Tax & Probate Also recommended is the ‘ very able’ Latimer Hinks

Commercial Litigation Mark Gardner at Latimer Hinks provides a comprehensive service

Corporate and Commercial - Latimer Hinks in Darlington retains the confidence of the market, with Nick Poole attracting praise.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Have you Planned for the Future?

Do any of the following questions concern you:

  • Have you made a Will/reviewed an existing Will in the last 18 months?
  • Do you want to ensure that the Revenue does not take part of your estate on your death?
  • If you had to go into a nursing or residential care home are you concerned that your house and assets might be used to pay the fees?
  • Have you considered what would happen if you were ill and unable to handle your own financial affairs?
  • Would you like to have a say in the medical treatment and care you receive?

If so, you may be interested in coming along to our free presentation
"Protecting your Family - Planning for the Future" - Tuesday 30th September, Darlington Dolphin Centre @ 2pm

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Debt - It's Got to be Faced!

Social Networking Guineapig has returned from a very sunny holiday to the wet, miserable, soggy weather here in the UK. She's not a happy guineapig!

Whilst on holiday there was a constant reminder of the UK's Credit Crunch, the Debt Disaster. It was everywhere, news, newspapers, conversation - doom and gloom abound.
A holiday break is the last place you want to be informed of credit disasters. We holiday to relax and unwind - all pressures of credit and debt left safely at home. BUT, your head cannot stay buried in the sand (or the snow as the photograph portrays!). These problems must be faced - by businesses as well as individuals!
Business debt problems can be compounded by late payers. Mark Gardner, Partner at Latimer Hinks Solicitors provides a Debt Recovery Ten Point Plan to help protect and prepare businesses for late payers.

For quite a few young folk, this recession is probably the first that they have faced whilst in control of their own finances - a frightening prospect. Mark again advises on these issues and what to do to protect yourself before your debt spirals out of control.