DAS Law blog

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We know that not everybody understands the law as fully as us, so that's why we built a helpful blog. Our blog is the place where our lawyers share their knowledge to give you a better understanding of your rights on many everyday legal topics.

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Our legal experts pick topical subjects and help demystify the relevant law using language people understand. Some of our blogs are even based loosely on the cases our solicitors handle. We must be doing something right because our blog receives over a million hits a year!

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Goods and services disputes How to escape your gym contract in the new year

Gyms are prepared for a New Year’s resolution rush and every January, millions of people rush to sign expensive gym membership contracts. But how fair are these contracts and can you terminate them if your situation changes?

January 2020 Learn more
General advice , Property disputes Ho-ho-home invasion: is Father Christmas trespassing?

When he enters your home, is Father Christmas actually trespassing? If he does so without your expressed permission, could he be prosecuted?

December 2019 Learn more
General advice , Employment disputes Beware the perils of sharing colleagues’ Christmas party antics on social media

Are people allowed to record and share your more embarrassing moments without your permission? What does the law have to say?

December 2019 Learn more
Employment disputes , Goods and services disputes All you need to know about tipping

Are we legally obliged to tip? Does that money actually go to the staff or is it kept by the business owner? Thomas Pertaia has the answers.

December 2019 Learn more
Family The school nativity – is there danger lurking in the manger?

Anthony Di Palma, solicitor at DAS Law, looks at the photographic minefield of the school nativity play.

December 2019 Learn more
Goods and services disputes 7 questions Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers should ask

If you are waiting to see the myriad of deals that Black Friday and Cyber Monday will offer, you need to know your rights when it comes to buying online.

November 2019 Learn more
General advice What the law says on poppies and Remembrance Day

Can your boss stop you from wearing a poppy at work? Alexandra Owen, senior associate at DAS Law, tells employers and employees what they need to know.

November 2019 Learn more
Property disputes 6 things you should know before having a Bonfire Night party

Who is responsible if someone gets hit by a firework at a party? Are there restrictions on when you can have a bonfire? We set out some essentials you need to know.

November 2019 Learn more
Employment disputes International Stress Awareness Week: your workplace rights

To mark International Stress Awareness Week, Hannah Parsons, a solicitor at DAS Law, takes a look at what the law says your employer needs to do about stress.

October 2019 Learn more
General advice , Property disputes How far you can legally go to stop people from playing a ‘trick’ on you this Halloween

Halloween is generally a ‘spooktacular’ time for all but a few bad apples can spoil the fun. So what can you do if someone chooses to play a trick and damages your property?

October 2019 Learn more
Professional services disputes , Property disputes How to take action over low-quality building work

What action can you take when you have a building dispute with a rogue trader? DAS Law’s Bethan Mack takes a look at some important basics.

October 2019 Learn more
Animals Dog ownership laws

Laws around dog ownership can be difficult to deal with. Dogs are classed as property under the law, despite the emotional attachment owners have towards their four-legged friends.

October 2019 Learn more