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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
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
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 , Protecting your business , Commercial disputes Understanding the definition of defamation

Defamation can be a complex area of the law but this simple guide from DAS Law’s Damien Field will hopefully help you to understand it a little more clearly.

November 2019 Learn more
General advice , Protecting your business , Commercial disputes Distinction in Defamation – the difference between slander and libel

Defamation is the expression of an untrue insinuation against a person’s reputation. But what is the current law on defamation? DAS Law’s Saiful Ahmed explains.

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
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
Protecting your business , Goods and services disputes What businesses need to know about selling products

By law, any goods that you sell must be as described, of satisfactory quality, and fit for purpose. If the product fails to meet any of these criteria, the buyer is entitled to a refund.

October 2019 Learn more
Goods and services disputes Your right to a refund for an unauthorised payment

No matter how careful you are to keep your identity and personal details safe and secure, you may still have your bank details stolen or other personal details compromised through no fault of your own.

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
Property disputes Restrictive covenants and where to find them

A restrictive covenant refers to a limitation to what an owner can legally do with their property.

October 2019 Learn more