How To Find the Right Criminal Lawyer

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If you are searching for the best criminal lawyer in Rolling Meadows, then you must know that a criminal lawyer is a person whom you will require when you need a solid defense strategy. This lawyer should have the experience, skills and also able to develop a solid plan of defense to help you with your case. They will serve as your advocate and will undertake to do all of the negotiations to ensure that you’re able to walk away without any penalties.

An experienced rolling meadows criminal attorney is able to do all this as they have passed the bar exam after they have completed their law school. Many of these criminal lawyers have excellent communication skills. It is this asset, which will allow you to feel completely comfortable. In any legal case a lot of paperwork is also involved. These lawyers usually have a team of people who will help to work on your case so that you are fully prepared prior to your court date.

People usually obtain the services of a criminal lawyer in Rolling Meadows when they are facing either misdemeanoror felony charges. These law firms have a dearth of knowledge on all cases related to legal matters, an asset that will help you to feel more at ease, and these attorneys will begin advising you right away so not to loose to time.

Before you go about hiring your criminal attorney, it is necessary for you to inquire about their experience. Such information will help you in relieving your fears. If at any point of time you get the opportunity to watch the attorney whom you are going to hire during a court case, it can be very enlightening and helpful at choosing.

Asking friends and colleagues on how to go abouthiring a lawyer can also help you in locating a good attorney. If there is someone you know who has at one point in time or faced a criminal charge in the past, then this person is the best person to talk to for information about a good criminal attorney. Another source for locating the best criminal lawyer is the Internetas it is the best place from where you will be able to learn more about an attorney. The Internet is the main source, which is full of information in order to get you the most information about the background of an attorney, or law firm. The best move would be to obtain an attorney in the area that you are facing these charges, rather than the actual place where you live.

Any criminal case can be time consuming and stressful, this is why the criminal attorney is the best person to lead you through this type of charge. There are also people who find that hiring a criminal attorney earlier will make them feel more prepared.

All in all, we can say that one should not face their charges alone and hiring the right lawyer will essentially change the outcome of your …

Competition Law in Cyprus

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The Association Agreement between Cyprus and the European Economic Community entered into force in the late 1980’s. As a result, Cyprus was obliged to establish a legislation for the protection of competition and regulate unfair competition practices.  

Specifically, the protection against unfair competition is regulated by the following two legislations:

  • the Protection of Competition Law (207 (I)/ 1989);
  • the Control of Concentration Between Enterprises Law (22(I)/ 1999);

On the one hand, the Competition Law regulates restrictions in agreements and abuse of dominant position. On the other hand, the Control of Concentration Between Enterprises Law regulates mergers and acquisitions in the Republic of Cyprus. In this article, we will be focused on the Competition Law.

The Protection of Competition Law was amended in 2014 so that to enforce the effectiveness of the existing legislation in Cyprus. The amendments to the competition law enhance the powers of the Commission for the Protection of Competition and facilitates the convergence with EU Law and Recommendations endorsed by the European Competition Network.

Control and Suppression of Practices that Restrict Fair Competition:

Following the provisions of section 3(1) of the Competition Law are prohibited all related practices between undertakings that intend to prevent, restrict or distort competition, and specifically those that:

  1. fix purchase or selling prices or influence any other trading conditions;
  2. restrict or affect production, supply, technical development, or 
    investment;
  3. share markets or sources of supply geographically or otherwise;
  4. apply different conditions to equivalent transactions, in this manner placing other undertakings at a competitive disadvantage;
  5. make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial use, have no connection with the subject of such contracts;

Exemptions:

Section 4 of the Competition Law indicates an exemption for certain concerted acts which would otherwise be prohibited and invalid under the following conditions:

  1. these actions contribute to improving the production or distribution of goods or to promoting technical or economic development while allowing consumers a fair share of the resulting benefit;
  2. these actions do not enforce, on the undertakings concerned, restrictions that are not indispensable to the attainment of these objectives;
  3. they do not afford undertakings the possibility of eliminating competition in respect of a significant part of the product in question;

Abuse of Dominant Position:

Section 6(1) of the Competition Law stresses that any abuse by one or more undertakings that have a dominant position in the internal market or have a considerable part of it regarding a product is prohibited.

Such abusive action may involve:

  1. fixing purchase or selling prices or influence other unfair trading conditions;
  2. limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;
  3. applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, in that way placing them at a competitive disadvantage;
  4. making the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial use, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.

However, the provisions of section 6 …

What is Public Interest Litigation?

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Public interest Litigation gives people the authority to file litigation in public interest, in any court of law. Some of the examples of public interest issues could be terrorism, constructional hazards, pollution, and road safety. The issues which affect public at large can be resolved by filing PIL (Public Interest Litigation).

Public Interest Litigation has not been defined in any edict or act. The judges interpret it looking at the intent of public.

Law Universities in Rajasthan incorporates these types of matters in the curriculum. So, gear yourself up to study all these if you have enrolled in any such program.

Can I File Public Interest Litigation?
In normal cases, the victim/ aggrieved has to file his case in a court of law; he/ she have an interest in the dispute. However, filing Public Interest Litigation is different. Anybody can file a PIL, but only in public interest; it should not have any personal interest.

PIL can be introduced by the court itself also. There are times when the victim personally cannot file complaint due to lack of resources or freedom to visit a court, which is not essential for the court’s jurisdiction either. PIL authorizes common people to shield the interest of public. The court can also recognize and take an initiative regarding the case.

Inception of Public Interest Litigation (PIL)
The term “PIL” was used for the first time in the United States, in 1980s. There were several movements in the US during nineteenth century, which added to public interest law that came under the umbrella of legal aid movement.

The first legal aid office came into existence in 1876, in New York. The PIL movement received financial assistance from the from Economic Opportunity office, in 1960s; which fostered lawyers and other people to serve the under privileged, and to counter the exploitation suffered by the weaker sections, and to save the environment and public interest.  

History of PIL in India
It was in 1970s that the PIL showed initial signs and took 10 years to expand to the fullest. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer and PM. Bhagwati, honourable Judges of the Supreme Court of India by delivering milestone judgments raised the possibilities of PIL.

Objectives of PIL
As per Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Public Interest Litigation is a legal process which allows one to voice out grievances in public interest. The objective is to help them obtain justice who cannot access courts on their own due to some or the other limitation.

If you are planning to step into any of the Law Courses in Rajasthan, then you must know these facts as they will be useful to crack entrance exams.…

Protect Yourself From Undue Suffering From An On The Job Injury

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Easily one of the most vital yet extremely dangerous occupations in the US is a construction worker. Regardless of the aptitude and abilities of the individual, every aspect of construction is very risky. However, it is paramount to have construction workers in America, because they are the ones that build our homes, shopping centers, hospitals and more. In addition, they also are responsible for taking down condemned and dangerous buildings, to clear the way for new construction. Due to the fact that construction workers have such a highly volatile job description, it is a common expectation and right under the law that their managerial staff will take every precaution necessary to ensure their safety and security while they are working on the job, no matter where they are or what tasks they are performing. However, if your company, a fellow employee or another subcontractor made a poor decision and caused you to suffer an injury, it is imperative that you contact a Chicago Construction Accident Attorney immediately. In conjunction with your rights under workers compensation laws, you may be entitled to additional financial compensation for your injuries.

If for any reason that you are injured while on the job, and your injuries were the result of the negligent behavior of the company or individual you are working with, you will be required to prove that they were the ones at fault for your injuries. Because this can be so difficult to figure out, it is vital for you to employ the services of an experienced Chicago construction accident attorney. They will know exactly what steps to take that will uncover all the evidence in your case that proves the fault of your company or another individual. They will also be able to unearth any safety violations, supervision inaccuracies, OSHA violations and more. There are so many different types of construction accidents that could take place, and many of them result in catastrophic consequences, including fatalities. This makes it that much more imperative for a thorough and objective investigation of your accident take place. In this manner, all of the evidence available can be documented and preserved.

Although you are legally entitled to workers compensation benefits under Illinois law, there still may be certain situations where you might be able to pursue additional financial compensation outside of workers compensation claims. The only way to know for sure if you have additional claims for compensation under the law is to speak with a Chicago construction accident attorney. They will be able to tell you what your rights and obligations are under the law, as well as tell you what other legal avenues you may be able to take in your pursuit of justice. In this manner, you can rest assured that your Chicago construction accident attorney will be standing up for you, your rights and your privileges under the law, not anyone else’s. You have suffered enough from your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages and more. Do not suffer any further hardship, …

Roundtable Debate: UK Public Sector Shared Services – Where Now and Where Next?

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Sharing services has risen up the agendas of the UK’s national and local governments in recent years, propelled by political and financial trends as well as by more concrete factors such as Sir Peter Gershon’s 2004-5 Efficiency Review and Sir David Varney’s report on transformational government. In an attempt to throw some light on recent developments and to examine where shared services may be headed in future, SSON convened a roundtable debate involving a group of practitioners and advisors at local and national level, chaired by SSON’s online editor Jamie Liddell. The results were, indeed, illuminating…

Attending were:

Tony Isaacs Programme Manager Warwickshire Direct Partnership The Warwickshire Direct Partnership is an alliance comprising all six local authorities in the county of Warwickshire: North Warwickshire Borough Council; Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council; Rugby Borough Council; Stratford District Council; Warwick District Council; Warwickshire County Council; and three private-sector partners in Steria, MacFarlane Telesystems and Northgate Information Systems. The partnership includes a shared services programme relating to its CRM [citizen-relationship management] system. For more information see www.thewdp.org.uk

Dominic Swift Head of Shared Services Browne Jacobson Browne Jacobson is one of the largest law firms in the Midlands with offices in Nottingham, Birmingham and London. The firm acts for over 100 local authorities, either directly or through their insurers. It recently published its Shared Services Survey ’08, one of the most comprehensive surveys ever carried out into shared services in the UK. For more information see www.brownejacobson.com

Peter Telford Chief Executive Officer Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership between the seven UK Research Councils. RCUK was established in 2002 to enable the Councils to work together more effectively to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, contributing to the delivery of the Government’s objectives for science and innovation. For more information on the RCUK Shared Services Centre see http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/aboutrcuk/efficiency/sharedservices

Ray Tomkinson Local Government Improvement Specialist and Shared Services Author Ray Tomkinson is the author of Shared Services in Local Government: Improving Service Delivery (Gower, 2007). Ray managed the Welland Partnership shared services project and currently operates as a consultant.

SSON: Peter, you’re at the head of one of the more prominent national shared services centres [SSCs]. Can you explain a little about the drivers behind the move in your organisation?

Peter Telford: Behind the Research Council’s business case are benefits focusing on what are seen as financial gains which will be passed back to research and the research community, but probably more importantly in the early stages is the feeling that we can secure better effectiveness in business support to that research community by aggregating the seven Research Councils’ services onto one common platform, and transforming them. The business case started with an outline about two years ago. There was a lot of work done on certain parts of the shared service model even before that, but the activity’s really come together in the last two years. The full business …

Land & Property Law in Thailand

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Thailand is an incredible country much famed for its serenity and rich culture. In fact, the country is much popular among the tourists, and is now the number one tourist spot in South-East Asia. With its mind blowing scenery, stupendous beaches, idyllic tropical islands, and a myriad of attractions covering palaces, ancient shrines, interesting museums, historic monuments, and places of cultural significance, Thailand has been drawing holidaymakers from across the world per year.

Of which many of the people, especially Europeans and Americans, settle down here permanently, inspired by the incredibility of the place. Some westerns have even chosen certain destinations in Thailand such as Koh Samui, Pattaya, and Phuket, to spend their retirement life.

Factors such as exceptional low prices and excellent investment potential have also lured large number of people to invest in the country’s property market. All these have led to increased demand for property in Thailand. Property market in Thailand is highly active, with a number of options, ranging from land and houses to condominiums, villas, and serviced apartments. Discussed further in this article are laws as well as procedures involved in connection with owning a property in Thailand.

The laws with regard to owning a property in the country is quite confusing. A foreigner cannot easily own a property in Thailand. In other words, Thai law strictly prohibits a foreigner to own a freehold land in the country. However, there are certain loopholes in the law regarding this issue. A foreigner can own a land or property in the country through a number of ways such as land leases, company ownership, investments, and above all, through Thai spouse.

Land Leases – Although Thai law prohibits land ownership rights to people, foreigners are allowed to hold 100% interest in a land lease in the country. In other words, land lease is one of the simplest as well as straightforward options for a foreigner to acquire a property in Thailand. According to the Thai lease law, a maximum of 30-year lease year is provided, and that too with the option to renew the lease for an additional period of 30 years.

Additionally, lands for commercial as well as industrial purposes could be leased up to a period of 50 years, with options for further extension of lease. All kinds of land lease must be registered with the Land Development. However, it is not required to register leases up to three years. It has been made mandatory to register any kind of lease renewal that has been agreed upon with the land owners at the local land office.

Company Ownership – Registered companies in Thailand with majority Thai ownership could buy land in Thailand. In general, only Thai majority companies are allowed to own land in the country. However, in certain instances, the Board of Investment (BOI) allows a foreign registered company registered in the country to own a land for a short period of time.

Thai Spouse – A Thai wife of a foreigner is allowed to …

Review: Scott Monge, Atlanta Legal Counsel for Catastrophic Injuries

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A catastrophic injury has long term repercussions for not only its victim, but for the family of the victim. Their lives will never be the same again. Atlanta accident attorney Scott Monge will help to ease the burden by bringing those responsible to justice.

Finding the right legal counsel for  a catastrophic injury is crucial to obtaining the maximum benefits you and your family needs to deal with the long term medical care and support you will need in the future. Getting a general lawyer is not an option.

Scott Monge is not a generalist; he deals only with personal injury claims so his understanding of what it takes to win a catastrophic injury case is deep and focused. He understands the injuries themselves because of many years dealing with clients, their doctors and the insurance companies who are unwilling to pay. But he will make whoever is responsible for your catastrophic injury pay dearly.

Scott Monge is not the kind of lawyer who counsels you to settle out of court with a lowball offer just to make his job easy. He has built up a solid reputation with his clients and in the Atlanta law community for caring. He will prosecute those whose negligence or recklessness lead to you or your family member’s injury to the full extent of the law, and will answer phone calls and keep you informed every step of the way.

He has won court cases against giants of industry, including major chains such as Wal-Mart, Publix and Home Depot.

Catastrophic injuries lead to partial or total permanent disabilities. They include but are not limited to :

•    Brain injuries
•    Amputations
•    Severe back injuries
•    Spinal cord injuries
•    Paralysis
•    Hearing loss
•    Vision loss
•    Scarring
•    Disfigurement

These types of injuries are a huge emotional and financial drain on a family. A family member might have to give up employment to become the full time caretaker of the injured claimant. The loss of livelihood in that case is double, which has repercussions in terms of missed opportunities for any children in the family as they age.
Scott Monge also understands the toll of dealing with a devastating injury takes as well. Many families and victims simply don’t have the drive to seek justice, because they are struggling from the mental and emotional fallout of the accident. He will relieve this burden by fighting aggressively on their behalf.

If you or a family member was injured because of:

•    Faulty equipment,
•    Tainted food,
•    Hazardous working conditions,
•    A car or truck accident,
•    A work-related accident,
•    A slip and fall incident while shopping,
•    A landlord’s negligence (premise liability)

Then give Scott Monge a call. He will come to you if you cannot come to him. He makes hospital visits as well as house visits to anywhere in Georgia, and is available in the evenings and on the weekend. The initial consultation is free, and he does not …

Best Lawyers

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Hire Best Lawyer to Saves your Money and Cost 

In the event that any time a person receives imprisoned or maybe charged using an offense, the requirement associated with attorney is a no-brainer to the man or women. Yet folks require guide or maybe attorney constantly. Persons hire Best Lawyers to his/her assistance along with receiving benefit of their particular experience. Generally folks hire attorney any time their particular freedom or maybe fund usually are really in peril. Through using the services of a lawyer folks will delight in using advantages:

  1. Persons enjoy the advantages of experience knowledge of the attorney at law. Legal professionals include total knowledge of the judge system along with be aware of the quality items associated with legislations. This will be associated with great assist with these people.
  2. . Legal professionals realize the decide along with prosecutor perfectly. They have experience of functioning ad discussing with him or her. This will confirm beneficial to you to acquire the way it is.
  3. An attorney argues for you with judge that your regular human who doesn’t include lawful know-how can’t do. He/she breezes judge paperwork pertaining to his/her buyers along with makes it sure each of the deadlines usually are attained.
  4. Handful of circumstances demands an investigation. A fantastic attorney will locate witnesses or maybe obtain almost all evidences which have been important for the win.

Items that Persons Must does Just before Selecting Any Lawyer- Below are the actions that can help folks in their trip associated with using the services of the Best Lawyers:

  • Go from the record: About web you may find a number of web sites and receive the specifics of excellent law firms. In the listings associated with law firms in most of these internet sites you may simply select the just one. They are reliable internet sites. The actual law firms who definitely are detailed from most of these internet sites usually are accredited. Hence it would be secure for you personally. Yet after you meet the attorney make sure you professionally check out their particular driving license.
  • Check your financial allowance along with select reliability: You will discover each sort of law firms — who charge high costs or maybe other people who costs realistic prices. It’ll be the top selection to pick a lawyer that’s with your funds. This doesn’t signify the attorney at law who costs large costs is the best. Persons should watch out for cheaters. You ought to make it sure the cause that anyone hires a lawyer is credible.
  • Background check out: Persons should request experience of the attorney. They must check out if the attorney at law provides experience of handling the circumstances just like the event. This ensures that the attorney at law is encounter along with skilled sufficient to be able to deal along with manage the event.
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Rights When Arrested: Know Your Rights

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Getting arrested can be a life-changing experience and getting through the bail bonds process is only a start—once you get released, there are many responsibilities you will have to deal with your legal issues and recapture control of your life. 

Along the way, there are many processes and some bureaucracy you’ll have to get through in order to get back on your feet. Many of these processes, however, are actually in place to protect your inalienable rights as an American citizen. 

Here is a list of a few of your inherent rights that can help you deal with the overall process.

The Right to Fair Bail

The very purpose of bail bonds in America is to allow the release of prisoners who may not be guilty.  Trials are lengthy and can take months to actually occur in a court of law.  In order to prevent the loss of employment or neglect of family responsibilities, bail exists to allow all arrested citizens to tend to their personal business and adequately prepare for their trial. Plus, this prevents the overcrowding of county jails.

A bail bonds company will alleviate this process by covering your entire bail amount.  Ensure your financial responsibilities are minimized by appearing to all court dates after you have paid your bail bondsman their 10% fee.

The Right To Know Your Charges

It’s against the law for authorities to hold American citizens without a legitimate legal reason.  This is simply a basic constitutional right guaranteed to all citizens. You should have what you are charged with in writing, together with your documentation related to assigned court dates or appearances before a judge.

The Right To an Attorney

We all know the “you have the right to remain silent…” line made famous by TV cop dramas, but a key phrase in that spiel includes the right to an attorney.  While you may benefit more from hiring an attorney, not everyone has the means to do so.  If you’ve spent most or all of your available funds on your bail bonds company, you can get an attorney appointed to you for free in the form of a public defender.

The Right to Due Process

Be sure you are presented with all proper documentation related to your charges and that you have all your scheduled court appearances in writing.  As long as you attend your court dates, you will be given a fair trial and due process of law.  If you skip multiple court dates, you will not be refunded your bail cost, you will be seen as a fugitive, and the bail bondsman may send a bail enforcement agent out to track you down and return you to custody.  This is why it is crucial to attend all court dates.…

EEOC Regulation Compliance

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A growing issue facing employers of all sizes these days is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulation compliance during the recruiting and hiring process. A problem not limited to large corporations or federal contracts, hiring discrimination is a major issue. In fact, in 2009, the EEOC received over 95,000 complaints citing job bias in the private sector. Charges based on religion, disability even national origin illustrate the importance of using job recruitment software with compliance features built in to ensure that your business doesn’t end up spending time and money it doesn‘t have.  

Companies who choose not to take advantage of these tools face risks. Remember, ignorance is not a defense to the law and bad hiring practices can significantly damage a businesses reputation or worse, lead to costly litigation over wrongful discrimination. Make certain to protect your business by securing job recruitment software that helps you maintain EEOC regulation compliance. 

Using Job Recruitment Software: How it Works 

Most job recruitment software programs come with built in features for ensuring OFCCP and EEOC regulation compliance. Compliance tools ensure that the right information gets collected, stored and tracked. Software is generally easy to integrate into your day-to-day business operations and is user-friendly. Typically, there is little to no customization necessary, and minimal training, if any at all.  

To ensure EEOC regulation compliance, your company should be storing, tracking and analyzing hiring information with job recruitment software that can handle large amounts of data. Basically, there are four main tasks that your software should be able to handle: identify EEO information for every potential employee, capture reasons for non selection, analyze information in real time and create reports to be used for ensuring EEOC regulation compliance.  

In addition, minimum qualification questions and other tools help recruiters properly manage all of the important information. EEOC regulation compliance tools make the hiring process seamless, with critical information immediately available if need be.  Features like these make data collection easy for  human resources and recruiting departments, giving them more flexibility in terms of data management.  

The Impact of Social Media  

Many employers are using social media to gather information on potential employees, considering things like personal habits, likes and dislikes and general behavior as insight into employee behavior. In many cases, decisions regarding hiring are sometimes based on these perceptions. This is dangerous territory for employers, as personal information like pregnancy, the health of a child, etc. can negatively influence hiring decisions. While there are currently no regulations concerning the use of social media as a tool for hiring, it won’t be long before EEOC regulation compliance requires social media be excluded from consideration.  

Your business is important enough to protect. Even for a small company, tracking hiring information through job recruitment software has never been easier. These tools will help your company maintain EEOC regulation compliance, ensuring that you do not mistakenly exercise wrongful discrimination and face litigation.  Additionally, the right software program will provide you with the appropriate reports and logs necessary to …