What Lawyers Do



INSURANCE LAW

The agreement between an insurance company and you, the insured person, is a legal contract, and is often the subject of court cases when the two parties differ. For example, an insurance company might refuse to meet a claim under the insurance contract, because it says that the insured person has acted dishonestly.

Both the insurer and the insured person have legal obligations under insurance law. Some of the obligations will be spelled out in the insurance contract itself while others have evolved through previous court cases.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Copyright and trade mark protection.
  • Trade mark filing, searching and renewals of registered trade marks.
  • Protection of trade secrets and confidential information (especially when evaluating or selling businesses).
  • Negotiation and documenting all aspects of the use, commercialisation and transfer of intellectual property rights.
  • Fair Trading and passing off.
  • Manufacturing, supply, franchising and distribution contracts.


INVESTMENT PLANNING

Analysis and advice regarding a single investment or may include a full financial plan entailing a review of all of a persons assets and personal circumstances.

Specific investment advice will be influenced by considerations such as tax efficiency and frequency of income distributions.


JOINT VENTURE

Many different legal structures can be used for joint ventures including joint venture contracts, partnerships, companies, and trusts.

  • Property developments of various kinds
  • Forestry projects
  • E-Commerce
  • Intellectual property development
  • Finance
  • Farming
  • Manufacturing


OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN THE USA

Consent is required for the purchase of certain land purchases including coastal and lakeside properties.

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Hunting Lodges
  • Commercial Property
  • Coastal Property
  • Obtaining exemptions for investing in companies listed on the Stock Exchange and other significant organisations
  • Businesses of various types