How to check if a Solicitor is genuine
There are a number of ways to check whether a solicitor is who they say they are. Firstly, every solicitor in England and Wales has to have a practising certificate if they are dealing with the general public or, if they are working for a company in house or a local authority, they have to… (0 comment)

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How to know when to settle a court case
For many small businesses it is a bane of their life that at some point they are going to end up in a court defending or claiming against someone for money. The case can be clear cut, it can be flimsy, you may have a counter claim or a large claim, the other person may… (8 comments)

Google My Business – what a farce
We recently moved one of our company office addresses from an address in North London to an address in Central London. We had been at the North London address for about 2 years, and prior to this we had been using another address closer to Central London. We thought it would be fairly straightforward to… (0 comment)

How to secure a deal in business
This article is about the art of compromise and knowing when to agree and when to disagree. It is not written by an expert, but by somebody who regularly fails to make the correct decision or do the right thing. In business it is often said that some work is better than no work at… (0 comment)

How to be Happy – Be Philanthropic?
Philanthropy is good for you – or is it? The key to a successful and rewarding career as well as a happy life is to think of others around you and not just yourself. For years I have worked in a profession where at least 50% of the people around me in other competing businesses… (0 comment)

What Happens at Mediation (ADR)
Mediation is something that law students have been learning about since the early 1990s when alternative dispute resolution (ADR) came into view. It is the idea that rather than going through an expensive court procedure, the parties get together and attempt to resolve a case without needing to resort to further proceedings and relying on… (1 comment)

How to be Happy – Regret Nothing
To have a happy life you need to make sure that anything you do you are either happy, not happy, totally traumatised by, or overwhelmed by. Anything you do should be done in the moment and not looked back on later with regret. Easier said than done. It is very simple to think about regretting… (0 comment)

Pingl.net – what a scam (and a clever idea)
www.Pingl.net is a fascinating but ultimately quite dangerous website offering quick and easy traffic to a website, something most webmasters are desperate for. This is how I found it, and also why it is so clever. On one of my company sites, www.universitytranscriptions.co.uk, we have Google Analytics set up, and it came up with the… (1 comment)

How to be happy in your job
So many people are in jobs they think they hate. They hate their boss, they hate the location of the work, they hate the hours they do and they hate the customers they have to deal with. Others just don’t like the concept of working. Some people think there is greener grass on the other… (0 comment)