Traditionally, odd-job or maintenance workers have worked on a freelance or self-employed basis. In this respect, plumbers, electricians and other maintenance workers have been responsible for marketing their businesses and building their own customer base. However, since the 1990s the demand for such work, especially in urban areas, has increased, making it difficult to find maintenance workers who can fit in with customers’ personal schedules and are available to work promptly on either an emergency or developing problems.
In the past, if you had family issues and needed legal advice you would have automatically turned to a solicitor. The solicitor would have advised you about your rights and handled your case from beginning to end including representing you in the lower courts. However, if the matter was complicated or had to be taken to a higher court your solicitor would have contacted and instructed a barrister on your behalf. You would have then had to pay for both a solicitor and a barrister. [Read more…]
If you have a car accident and make a claim there is a chance that your insurance company will want you to settle quickly. They know that if people make a fast decision they are likely to settle for a smaller figure. This can save the insurance company money on the settlement as well as labor costs involved in investigating and settling claims.