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Differences Between Family Solicitors And Commercial Solicitors


Family law and commercial law are two branches of UK common law handling different aspects of social life. The two legal branches don't just refer to different matters; they address different types of clients, who have different priorities. These differences produce two different attitudes towards law enforcement. As Resolution members, family solicitors London adhere to a Code of Practice which reflects the degree of personal involvement that family law requires.

Commercial law organizes all business life between our efforts to gain wealth and our legal definitions of social equity. Family law organizes our private life. Family law is the joint between a person's legal duties as a citizen, and his/her commitments in private life. Family solicitors offer legal advice/ representation to persons, in circumstances deriving from family life and other legally recognized cohabitation. Commercial solicitors offer legal advice/ representation to persons and companies.

Family law includes only matters of private law. Commercial law has private and public aspects. It includes matters of private law, like contracts and torts, and matters related to public law. Public matters refer to "juristic persons", that is companies and corporations. "Juristic persons" have legal identities without being people. The most complex part of business law associations is corporate law.

Commercial solicitors assist individuals and business organizations with contracts and property issues (including intellectual property and licensing). Companies and corporations require legal assistance in matters like development, sales, mergers, acquisitions, partnership advice and joint ventures. Debt recovery and employment law are key aspects of this legal field. Family solicitors assist their clients with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; they register cohabitations and civil partnerships, which are legally recognized private relationships besides marriage, and protect the rights of the ones involved. They assist abused family members who apply for civil injunctions or protection orders, and handle divorce settlements of separating clients. Legal matters related to children, from legitimacy to adoption or child support and matters related to inheritance belong to family law.

Both these solicitors offer mediation. Commercial solicitors handle disputes related to business contracts. Mediation and litigation, if mediation fails, are stipulated in these contracts. Family solicitors, in their turn, offer mediation in reference with the matters listed above. But commercial solicitors protect the material gains of their clients, while family solicitors protect persons. Family solicitors need to offer their clients long term assistance in matters like child custody and child-related financial settlements, often for years after a divorce was pronounced. This sub domain of their expertise is called collaborative law. In conclusion, top family solicitors exercise a non-confrontational approach to law enforcement.

By: JacquelineBrewster