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Firm shortlisted for TWO awards in LFS Awards 2017!

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors is delighted to have been shortlisted once again this year for both ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year in the London & South East Region’ and ‘Law Firm Training Provider of the Year’ at the LawFirmServices...

Gravesend office morning closure: 15th June 2017

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors regrets to inform you that the Gravesend office will be closed on Thursday 15th June from 9am-11.30am. This is as a mark of respect to a much valued colleague, Miriam Mepham, who suddenly and sadly passed away recently. The office...

SDLT rises cool Buy to Let market, but First Timers take slack!

Richard Carter
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Government increases in Stamp Duty have cooled the Buy-to-Let market, but First Time Buyers take up the slack! An industry leading report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders was today analysed by Richard Carter, a Property Partner at Martin Tolhurst...

The Wedding Season has arrived - a few things to think about...

Nameeta Gujral
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Spring is here, our gardens are beginning to fill with colour, our evenings are brighter and the English wedding season is around the corner. The website www.hitched.co.uk suggests that each year UK weddings are worth £10billion, with each wedding...

Stamp Duty - No changes in Budgets despite demands

Kevin Denny
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Kevin Denny, a Senior Residential Conveyancing Partner at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors confirms that there had been no Stamp Duty changes to property in the recent budget. He commented “Spreadsheet Phil decided that there have been enough changes...

Now it's the Bank of Gran and Grandad!!

Victoria Robinson
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Property Lawyer Victoria Robinson, of Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in Ashford agrees with the research recently published by Santander mortgages.  The research that Santander carried out indicated that it was not only the well known “Bank of...

Wife's escape from 'loveless marriage' hinges on Court Decision

Nameeta Gujral
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The divorce case of Tini Owens was heard in the Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice on Valentines Day 2017.  Last year Mrs Owens failed to persuade Judge Robin Tolson to allow her to get divorced.  Mrs Owens has petitioned for a divorce...

Matrimonial Solicitors welcome Budget Help on Domestic Abuse

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In his first Budget as Chancellor, Phillip Hammond announced the Governments’ commitment to “support organisations working to combat domestic violence and abuse, and to support victims”. In his budget speech he said “I’m...

Firm pledge to fundraise £20K this year for ellenor Charity!

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors pledge to fundraise £20,000 to help ellenor to support terminally ill children and their families! The announcement of the firm’s new 2017/18 Charity of the Year came today, Wednesday 1st March 2017. ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Victims Second Time Around

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Our Family Lawyer, Nameeta Gujral, commented on the recent announcement by the Lord Chancellor for proposals on cross-examination in Family Court abuse cases. The announcement was part of a raft of changes to Family Court work that is contained in the...

Firm smash £4k fundraising target for Kent Air Ambulance!

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KENT law firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has raised a massive £4,400 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. The solicitors presented staff at the Air Ambulance Trust with a cheque on 15th December. The cash will go towards the cost...

Kent Law Firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors reveal expansion plans

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KENT law firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has revealed plans for a major investment in its family law, private client, litigation and commercial  work.  The firm has also decided to leave the QualitySolicitors brand it has been associated with for...

Martin Tolhurst is shortlisted once again for Conveyancing Firm of the Year Award 2016!

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Martin Tolhurst is delighted to have been once again shortlisted for Conveyancing Firm of the Yearaward for London & South East Region this year. The firm were proud to be named the official Award winners of the ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year for...

The team get colourful in aid of Cancer Research UK!

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in Kent has been fundraising again, doubling their initial target to raise a total of £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. 11 staff members at the firm took part for a second year running in the ‘Run or Dye’ at...

The UK's Biggest Mortgage Lender - the Bank of Mum and Dad!

Richard Carter
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So at long last it is official, and confirms everything that lawyers acting for first time buyers over the past year have known – the UK’s biggest mortgage lender is the Bank of Mum and Dad! According to data and a survey from Legal &...

150TH Anniversary of Barnardo's - Royal Garden Party Celebrations!

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As a special thank you for the charity work carried out by the firm, Barnardo’s recently selected special guest representatives from twenty of its supporting firms to celebrate its 150th year Anniversary by way of a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham...

Happy 90th Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from all the Team at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in Kent

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With a Patriotic themed dress code in the colours of the union flag and complimenting decorations including banners, flags, bunting and balloons around its offices today – all employees and partners are keen to wish Her Majesty many happy returns. The...

Stamp Duty Changes April 2016

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On 1 April 2016 the government introduced a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The headlines are that this higher rate of SDLT applies to anyone buying a property that they are proposing to let out, or use as a second home. However the rules are...

Ongoing Rental Hikes Leading to Rise of 'Property Drifters' in the South East

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14% of young people in the South East spend less than 12 months at any one address 73% believe the levels of rent they pay will delay the age they can get on the property ladder Almost half (48%) have considered moving countries to give themselves a...

Do I need to Make A Will?

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Sarah Begley, Wills & Probate Executive at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in Kent explains; "Regardless of the advantages, most of the population die without having made a Will.  By not having a Will, they die ‘Intestate’ and...

Martin Tolhurst Wins Regional Conveyancing Firm of theYear Award For London and South East

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QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst is delighted to have won the LFS Conveyancer of the Year Award for the London and South East region. The LFS Awards are seen as the major industry awards for conveyancing, covering the United Kingdom. There are six regional...

QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst is shortlisted for conveyancing firm of the year award

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QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst is delighted to have been shortlisted for Conveyancing Firm of the Year award for London & South East Region. The LawFirmServices Awards are the UK’s original and leading conveyancing awards, and the...

Colourful charity challenge helps staff reach halfway to charity target!

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QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst has reached the halfway marker out of their total £4,000 target today for their appointed Charity of the Year - Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. The firms most recent fundraising effort where 11 staff...

What to do if your dream holiday turns into a nightmare?

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Jonathan Haines, a Chartered Legal Executive at QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst specialising in dispute resolution and having worked in the travel industry for 12 years explains; “Holidays are not cheap despite competition. Some of us save for many...

QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst appoint local air ambulance as their charity of the year 2015!

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The announcement of the firm’s new 2015/16 charity of choice was made after a vote amongst all colleagues. Managing Partner, Richard Carter said: “We are delighted that our staff has chosen this vital local charity as our Charity of the Year...

QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst reach target for our charity of the year!

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GRAVESEND law firm QualitySolicitors Martin Tolhurst has raised a massive £18,000 for the baby unit at Medway Maritime Hospital. The solicitors presented staff at the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Unit with a cheque on December 19. The cash will...

Your place or mine? Why you need a cohabitation agreement

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Our Matrimonial Solicitor, Gemma Richardson tells us more: “Last year, Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart separated and hit the headlines when they battled over who would keep their dog. When love is in the air and your thoughts turn...