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Holding Over - What happens when a commercial tenant remains in occupation after the expiry of a lease?

Roger Matharoo
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When a tenant, under a commercial lease, which has been contracted outside of the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, remains in occupation beyond the fixed term of their lease agreement, the situation is commonly known as...

Martin Tolhurst unplugged - the pandemic, law firms, Dr. Who and Bob Dylan....

Simon Franklin
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It was all going along nicely………… I recall the exact moment it happened, I was reading the paper. It was mid-February 2020, about 1:20 pm, I was escaping the office in a café being comforted by a latte and cheese panini,...

New Charity of the Year 2024/25

Ilaria Giurini
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We are delighted to announce The Retreat Animal Rescue as our chosen charity partner for 2024. This decision reflects our commitment to supporting valuable local organisations and aligns with our company values of compassion and community engagement. The...

The importance of being an Officer of the Court

Khalid Mughal
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Looking for a career in the Law? The importance of being an Officer of the Court – Partner Khalid Mughal writes about one of the fundamental principles of being a solicitor. Solicitors are first and foremost Officers of the Court. The Solicitors...

Estate Planning for Blended Families: Navigating Wills and Inheritance

Paul Rothwell
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Blended families have become increasingly common in today's society. As relationships evolve and individuals remarry or enter into new partnerships, estate planning becomes a crucial consideration to ensure the fair and smooth transfer of assets to loved...

The highs and lows of blame-free digital divorce

Nameeta Gujral
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Divorce applications rose by 20 per cent in the year following the introduction of no-fault divorce, according to figures from the Ministry for Justice. But while the headline process may be easier, couples going through the legal stage of break-up are...

Martin Tolhurst Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Great Ormond Street Hospital!

Ilaria Giurini
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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors is thrilled to announce the successful completion of a year-long fundraising campaign in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Thanks to the incredible generosity of our team members, partners, and wider community, we are...

Buying a Business - Key Considerations

Mignonette Ellis
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Whether it is to fulfil a lifelong dream, be your own boss or maximise income, there are important considerations when buying a business in order to avoid entering a bad deal. Share purchase or asset purchase are two ways in which you can buy an existing...

Lifetime ISAs considerations for First time buyers

Tom Bexhell
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Are you a First time buyer looking to maximise your savings potential? A Lifetime ISA (LISA) might just be the financial tool you need. With its unique benefits tailored towards long-term savings goals, a LISA offers a compelling option for those aiming to...

Martin Tolhurst obtains Conveyancing Quality Scheme Reaccreditation

Clio Browne
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Martin Tolhurst is proud to announce that we have recently been re-accredited with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) quality mark. This quality mark is a recognised standard for residential conveyancing practices in the UK, awarded by the Law Society. ...

Three key clauses for Commercial Property Tenants to keep an eye on during the term of their lease

Connor Martin
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Entering into a new lease as a commercial property tenant can be a daunting experience and it may be difficult to understand which parts of your Lease are key to understand throughout your occupation. You may feel that once your lease has completed and you...

Martin Tolhurst Solicitors Partners with Kent Wildlife Trust

Ilaria Giurini
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We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust, a respected wildlife charity dedicated to protecting Kent's amazing natural spaces. This exciting collaboration, starting April 1st 2024, builds on our ongoing commitment to...

Martin Tolhurst Welcomes Two New Partners!

Ilaria Giurini
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Martin Tolhurst is delighted to announce the well-deserved promotions of Tom Bexhell and Hannah Stanford to partner. Both Tom and Hannah have distinguished themselves through their dedication and exceptional skills, solidifying their positions as valuable...

Keeping legacies in the family and out of court

Charlotte  Hatcher
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Inheritance challenges and disputed wills are soaring, but it’s not just the high profile, wealthy that are fuelling the action. Figures from the Ministry of Justice come against a backdrop of headline-catching disputes such as the case of Russian...

National Conveyancing Week: Meet Tom

Clio Browne
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To celebrate National Conveyancing Week we look at our own conveancying team within the firm. In this blog post, we are delighted to feature Tom Bexhell, one of the conveyancers at our Ashford office. In his interview, we will learn about...

National Conveyancing Week: Meet Gemma

Ilaria Giurini
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National Conveyancing Week is an annual event that celebrates the dedicated and skilled professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that property transactions run smoothly. In this blog post, we are delighted to feature Gemma Nie, one of the conveyancers at...

National Conveyancing Week: Meet Charlotte

Ilaria Giurini
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In celebration of National Conveyancing Week, we sat down with Charlotte, a valued member of our property team, to learn about her path to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive and what sets her apart in the field. What led you to pursue property law as a...

ESG without the greenwashing - A guide to being an authentic ESG business

Andrew Ashley-Edwards
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Any responsible business will have recognised and accepted the need for businesses and individuals alike to take positive action to improve sustainability and cut carbon emissions. With a commitment by the UK Government to reaching net zero by 2050 there is...

Can you make a Power of Attorney online?

Sarah Begley
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It is possible to make a Power of Attorney online, but whether you should is an entirely different matter. The process of making a Power of Attorney seems straightforward, but for those who are unfamiliar with the process, there are many potential pitfalls...

Why do you need a cohabitation agreement?

Hannah Stanford
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If you live with your partner, or considering moving in together, you may have thought about a cohabitation agreement. But do you actually need one? There is, of course, no legal requirement to have a cohabitation agreement to live with a partner, but it can...

Martin Tolhurst Solicitors members of Kent Invicta Chambers

Clio Browne
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We are thrilled to announce our continued membership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce for 2024! As a proud member, we value their dedication to supporting local businesses like ours. Their network, resources, and advocacy have been...

Myths about Inheritance Tax

Tarisai Gonyora
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Common Myths about Inheritance Tax Planning: Busting the Misconceptions Inheritance tax planning is a crucial aspect of financial management, yet it is often shrouded in misconceptions and myths. As the New Year begins, it's an opportune time to...

Team Tolhurst raise £17,500 for GOSH

Clio Browne
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We are excited to share that so far that Team Tolhust has raised an incredible amount of £17,500 for our current Charity of the Year, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital! It's a tremendous achievement and so far the largest...

A Landlord's Guide to Dealing with Commercial Tenants

Denise Serifoglu
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As a landlord in the UK, dealing with commercial tenants can be a complex and challenging task. There are many different aspects that need to be considered. Landlords need to understand the legal framework, review the rights and obligations that should be...

Supporting rocky relationships through the hard times

Payal Patel
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The family-focus of Christmas is often followed in January with news of unhappy couples calling it a day, leading to so-called Divorce Day , as family lawyers receive a surge of enquiries when they re-open after the break.   Generally, divorce...

Getting the language clear in will drafting

Nathan Hidson
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Three children have won a share of their father’s £700,000 estate after a hard-fought case that reached the High Court in London. The siblings took action when their father Kenneth Grizzle died and they found they were excluded from his...

8 things to remember if you're thinking of selling

Sherrie  Tregunno
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Conveyancing can be a long and stressful process, but the work of conveyancers helps to reduce this significantly by taking on many of the more complex tasks. Selling a house can be daunting, and many legal considerations need to be taken into account to...

Child contact arrangements at Christmas

Nameeta Gujral
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Agreeing shared contact for children can be difficult for divorced or separated parents. Here we break down your options to help this Christmas. When any relationship breaks down, it can be difficult for parties to agree on the best way forward to separate,...

Residential Possession Proceedings

Adam Waters
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More often than not, if a tenant does not leave a property voluntarily, then, to evict them lawfully the landlord will usually have to follow the following key stages to obtain possession lawfully: Serve the relevant notice(s) and await expiry of the...

Equity Release cases halve as interest rates increase

Richard Carter
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In 2022, equity release loans in UK totalled around £6 billion. In 2023, due to higher rates of interest, this is likely to fall to around £2.5 - £3 billion of loans being taken up.  The managing partner of Martin Tolhurst,...

Emergency Power of Attorney: When and How to Obtain It

Sarah Begley
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Unfortunately accidents can happen to anyone at any time. These accidents can result in individuals losing the ability to make their own decisions. If this should happen, the Court of Protection in the UK steps in to protect the interests of vulnerable...

Cohabitation: What are the rules?

Hannah Stanford
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Cohabitation has become increasingly common, with more and more couples choosing to live together without getting married or entering into a civil partnership. However, it is important to note that cohabiting couples do not have the same legal rights and...

Break Clauses in Leases - Important considerations?

Denise Serifoglu
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In leases, break clauses serve as crucial provisions that provide commercial flexibility for both landlords and tenants. These clauses can allow either party to terminate the lease before the expiration of the fixed term, subject to certain conditions being...

Business First Magazine Autumn/Winter 2023

Clio Browne
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The new Law Net Autumn/Winter 2023 Business First Magazine is out now! This edition is packed full of features including creating a supportive workplace, sustainable buildings, legally compliant HR and EDI essentials. And we are delighted to have an article...

Could you be at risk from an unregulated will writer?

Paul Rothwell
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An article in the Law Society Gazette a few weeks ago revealed that a couple were stung with an £89 annual storage fee for their wills, having already paid £4,500 for their wills and been told the storage fee would be £49. Meanwhile, the...

What happens when a parent breaches a Court Order?

Nameeta Gujral
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When a court issues an order, it is legally binding and must be followed by all parties involved. Unfortunately, there are instances where one parent may disregard or breach a court order, causing frustration and potential harm to the child and the other...

The Tribunal Process on a Statutory Lease Extension

Surinder Ruprai
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When parties to a statutory lease extension are unable to agree on the final terms there is a process in place whereby a final decision can be given by the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).  This article provides some further information about how...

Meet Connor, our newly qualified solicitor!

Ilaria Giurini
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Connor joined the firm in February 2021 as an Office Administrator and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2023. He is currently working in the Commercial Property department within our Gillingham office. Andrew-Ashley Edwards, Commercial Property...

Organ Donation Week - Do your family know your wishes?

Nathan Hidson
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This year, Organ Donation Week runs between the 18th - 24th of September. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation. While most of the UK now runs on a system of opting out, it is still something you should discuss...

Martin Tolhurst joins the Greener Litigation Pledge

Ilaria Giurini
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We are proud to announce that Martin Tolhurst Solicitors is now a signatory to the  Greener Litigation Pledge , joining a growing list of law firms committed to minimising the environmental impact of our practice. The Greener Litigation Pledge is...

LPA surge: challenges in registration

Paul Rothwell
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In 2022, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) registered over 770,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), and this was an increase of nearly 10% over the number of registrations from 2021.  However, the waiting times between making an application for...

Ask The Expert - with Ian Quayle

Richard Carter
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Ian Quayle the Managing Editor of Property Law UK takes the opportunity to ask an experienced residential conveyancer a series of questions concerning the state of modern residential conveyancing and to share knowledge and experience with readers of Property...

Buying a New Build Property in the UK?

Abdul Mutallib
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What you need to know when buying a New Build Property in the UK. Buying a new build property in the UK can be an exciting venture, offering modern designs, energy efficiency, and the opportunity to be the first owner. However, purchasing a new build comes...

Child with a different surname - Can I take them abroad?

Hannah Stanford
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When it comes to travelling abroad with a child, parents often have questions about the legal implications, especially if the child has a different surname. In England and Wales, parental rights and responsibilities are primarily governed by the Children Act...

Stepping Up for a Cause: Our Charity Walk in Support of GOSH

Ilaria Giurini
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At Martin Tolhurst, giving back to our community is at the heart of what we do, and this year, we're proud to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as our charity of the year. Our team has rallied together in an incredible show of support, with...

How to terminate a 'protected' commercial lease - a guide for Landlords

Liza Anderson
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Whether you are a landlord or tenant, it is sensible to seek specialist legal advice from the offset.  The procedures, rules and fixed time limits surrounding this area of law can be complex. Regaining possession of a commercial premises that has a...

Achieving Sustainable Success: A 38% Energy Reduction Milestone

Ilaria Giurini
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In a world that is becoming increasingly conscious of its environmental impact, it's vital for organisations to take meaningful steps towards sustainability. We are thrilled to share a remarkable accomplishment from our Sittingbourne office, where...

Supreme Court makes a surprising scam fraud decision

Richard Carter
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In the year to 31 March 2022, fraud became the most committed crime in the United Kingdom, with more than 4.5 million offences in a year. However, there is no evidence that the risk of fraud is being translated into police resources – fraud accounts...

Wills & Probate team relocating to Longfield!

Clio Browne
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Our Wills and Probate team is moving! Currently based in Gravesend offering a wide range of services including wills, probate, powers of attorney, trusts and court of protection, we are excited to announce from Monday 24 July our Wills and Probate team will...

Power of Attorney: The Value of Professional Guidance

Tarisai Gonyora
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Creating a Power of Attorney (POA) is a crucial legal step to ensure your wishes are upheld and your affairs are managed in the event of incapacitation. While it may seem tempting to make a POA online, it's essential to understand the potential pitfalls...

Is selling a property at auction right for you?

Danny Ball
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If you're looking to sell property in the UK, you may have considered selling at a traditional auction. But is selling property at auction right for you? In this article, we'll explore the legal implications, rules and regulations, and important...

Is buying property at auction right for you?

Danny Ball
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Buying property at a traditional auction can be a thrilling and potentially rewarding experience. However, it is important to be aware of the legal implications, rules and regulations, and possible risks involved in such a purchase. In this article, we...

Charity of the Year revealed

Clio Browne
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We are thrilled to announce that  Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity  has been chosen as our Charity of the Year 2023/24! This decision is incredibly close to our hearts, as one of our own staff members experienced the unwavering...

New office coming soon

Ilaria Giurini
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Are you ready for some exciting news? Martin Tolhurst Solicitors, one of Kent's leading law firms, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Gillingham! After months of hard work and dedication, we are thrilled to be expanding our reach and...

Divorcing your business partner - what you need to know

Nameeta Gujral
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Getting divorced is never easy, and not something people plan for long into the future. Similarly, when spouses go into business together, they rarely consider making a commercial agreement. As a result, divorce can be even more challenging where you and...

Your role as a Landlord - A quick guide

Adam Waters
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It is important as a landlord to know your rights and responsibilities. Generally, when managing residential property, your role involves maintenance and ensuring any repair work is completed, as the property cannot have any hazards or breach any health and...

What is contentious probate?

Paul Rothwell
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Contentious probate refers to any disputes about an individual's estate when they are no longer here. This process can be difficult for families and lead to many mixed feelings, but understanding when an estate can be contested can help answer many...

A Year of Giving: Celebrating Our Journey with My Shining Star

Ilaria Giurini
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As we bid farewell to our beloved charity of the year, My Shining Star, we reflect on a remarkable journey filled with dedication and overwhelming support from our incredible staff and partners. Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the profound impact...

Should children be involved in the mediation process?

Hannah Stanford
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Going through divorce or separation is challenging, particularly if you have children. If your children are old enough, they may also express worry, concern, or preferences about what they would like to happen. However, should your children become formally...

National Pet Month - Have you got a pet nup in place?

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National Pet Month runs from April 1 - May 1 2023, and aims to promote responsible pet ownership. As a nation, we love our pets, and with more than half of households in the UK owning at least one pet, pets are a huge part of our lives for many of...

Death of a shareholder - what happens to the shares?

Mignonette Ellis
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There are documents which need to be considered following the death of a shareholder of a limited company to establish how their shares will be dealt with. Articles of Association Provisions which govern what the personal representative can do with the...

Why everyone should have a Power of Attorney

Sarah Begley
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A Power of Attorney is a very valuable document to have in place, allowing you to plan for the future when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. In this article, we look at why a Power of Attorney is something you should consider. What is a Power...

Smooth the ride - Top tips for expediting your next business disposal

Mignonette Ellis
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The speed of the sale of your business or company (or 'Target') is directly linked to how expediently the parties correspond, provide documents and negotiate terms. Mignonette Ellis highlights three stages of the transaction that commonly consume the...

Race ready for property marathon

Tom Bexhell
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Why homemovers need to tighten their trainers! Property continues to catch headlines, whether prices are up or down; city dwellers are moving to the country or back again; or how long it may take to get the keys to a new home. Following the dramatic 30%...

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Nameeta Gujral
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The benefits of having a prenuptial agreement: why every couple should consider one. While a ‘prenup’ can be difficult to discuss with your partner, and may seem unromantic to factor into your wedding planning list, it's important to...

Inheritance Tax receipts soar by nearly 20%

Paul Rothwell
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No real surprise as Inheritance Tax receipts soar by nearly 20%. Can you limit the damage Inheritance tax does to your estate? Most economic editors in the media expressed surprise that there was a surplus in Government finances announced for January...

Voluntary Lease Extensions

Paige Banks
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What is a voluntary lease extension and when might one be appropriate? A voluntary lease extension, also known as an informal lease extension, is the process of negotiation between the landlord (often the freeholder) and leaseholder (tenant) whereby...

The Register of Overseas Entities

Denise Serifoglu
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Section 3 of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, which requires the Registrar of Companies to keep a register of Overseas Entities in accordance with the provisions of the Act, came into force on the 1 August 2022. Linked to the...

Team Tolhurst Shortlisted for Best Probate Firm

Clio Browne
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We are incredibly excited to announce that our firm has been shortlisted for the UK Probate Research Awards 2023, for the Best Probate Law firm category of medium size firm. After winning this award in 2020, Martin Tolhurst is thrilled to announce that we...

Family mediation or Court?

Nameeta Gujral
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Exploring the benefits of mediation as an alternative to court Mediation can be an alternative way to resolve legal disputes and has many advantages over going to court, including being faster, cheaper, and allowing the parties to remain in control and...

New year, new property?

Gemma Nie
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New year, new property? Why is January a good time to prepare to sell your property? Our new article looks at why. January is the time of the year we all start making plans for all those things we hope to achieve across the year laid out in front of us. ...

Lease Extensions explained

Surinder Ruprai
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The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 provides qualifying leaseholders with a statutory framework to extend their lease by an additional 90 years and reduce the ground rent to a peppercorn or to collectively purchase the freehold of a...

ALEP Accreditation for Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

Andrew Ashley-Edwards
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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has the pleasure of announcing it has successfully become an accredited member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP). ALEP is a professional membership association of solicitors, barristers, The...

Hunt's menu sees a return to traditional British fare

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More back-tracking and a complex array of new plans announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement make it essential for individuals and corporations to keep on top of tax planning implications and opportunities The autumn statement delivered by...

Managing Partner marks 30 year Anniversary

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Yesterday marked a major a mile stone for our Managing Partner, Richard Carter who celebrated his 30 year work anniversary with the firm. Richard started working at the firm on Monday 2nd November 1992 30 years ago! He joined us from Redfern and...

Enfranchisement department strengthened with arrival of Surinder Ruprai

Clio Browne
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We are pleased to announce that Surinder Ruprai has joined the firm’s commercial department to deal with lease extensions on flats, apartments and houses, freehold enfranchisement and other related landlord and tenant work.   Having practised...

High Court rules on Articles of Association

Mignonette Ellis
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High Court rules that Model Articles of Association are not suitable for Limited Companies with a Sole Director. Our company law specialist Mignonette Ellis discusses the potential issues arising from the recent decision. A High Court decision has...

Asset transfer proposals to benefit separating couples.

Hannah Stanford
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Changes in the treatment of asset transfer on divorce could ease capital gains tax issues for parting couples. For many couples, when the chips are down and divorce is the only card left to play, tax planning is unlikely to be top of the priority...

Quality Standard and ISO 9001

Richard Carter
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Martin Tolhurst have been re-accredited with the prestigious ISO9001 management standard following a detailed 4 day assessment by an external ISO accredited assessor. ISO 9001 is the world’s most recognised quality management system standard,...

Garden predators invade the courts

Abdul Mutallib
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Garden predators are taking root in the courts, as householders take action to fight off plant invaders that can be highly destructive and undermine property values.  One of the most common reasons for garden-related legal action is when Japanese...

Charity Wing Walk

Clio Browne
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On Sunday 23rd of April a very brave group of six will be embarking on a Wing Walk for My Shining Star Children’s Cancer Charity. This is not a walk while eating chicken wings as I previously thought when asked if I would like to...

Law Net Award Winners!

Jane Williams
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It's a week since the firm attended the annual Law Net Conference and Awards 2022 on Friday 1st July at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.  The annual conference is the flagship event in the LawNet solicitors calendar each year, attracting...

Protecting and passing on your digital assets to your loved ones

Richard Carter
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In June, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) launched a new “Protect your Digital Memories” campaign . The campaign aims to increase awareness and encourage people to protect their digital memories. STEP is calling for both the...

How has Covid-19 affected inheritance tax?

Paul Rothwell
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There is still much uncertainty about the true impact of coronavirus on all aspects of our lives. Inheritance tax is no different, with the fallout of the pandemic affecting the value of estates, inheritance tax planning, and the valuation of business...

Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

Jane Williams
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With summer in full swing, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to plant your...

Power of Attorney: Make your wishes clear

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If you are considering giving Power of Attorney to a loved one, we understand that this may feel overwhelming. There are many considerations, including choosing someone you trust to carry out your wishes and conduct your affairs as you would want. Choosing...

Our New Charity of the Year announced!

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After a firm wide vote we are so very pleased to announce the winner by a land slide for this years new Charity of the Year is - My Shining Star, Children's Cancer Charity. Clio Davies, Senior Manager explains “ When we asked our teams...

Pushing back on Contested Wills

Sarah Begley
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Inheritance disputes may have risen in response to soaring property prices, second marriages and blended families, with relatives more likely to feel they are missing out, but the courts are pushing back on frivolous claims and obstructive family...

Triple Finalists for LawNet Awards!

Clio Browne
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The firm are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted not only once but three times for this year’s prestigious ‘Law Net Awards 2022’ and for the first time being shortlisted for their green initiatives in the category,...

Win for Unsung Hero at the Probate Research Awards

Clio Browne
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An absolutely huge congratulations to Debbie Webster from our Gravesend Private Client team for winning the 'Unsung Hero Award' at last nights UK Probate Research Awards 2022 in London. What a fantastic achievement and so well deserved. Well done...

New Divorce Process - Update

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The new divorce process which has been long awaited in the legal world, came into force on the 6 th April 2022. According to new figures, Divorce applications have surged by as much as 50% since then. What changes have been made to divorce law? From 6...

Letting an Air B&B

Abdul Mutallib
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Aspiring property host? Check the small print! As the shutters lift on life, with shops and bars opening and holiday planning underway, property owners may be thinking of cashing in on the demand for UK trips by offering their home for short-term lets,...

Life after divorce - A legal guide

Hannah Stanford
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With today's change in Divorce Law, the first time in 50 years, we wanted to look at things you may need to consider after divorce proceedings have concluded. If you have recently divorced, you may be wondering what happens next. Going through the...

Gifting and inheritance tax: Explained

Georgina Vanden Berghe
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As part of inheritance tax planning, or simply as part of passing on wealth to the next generation, you may consider gifting money or property to family or friends. However, there are several things you need to know about gifting and inheritance tax. In this...

No Fault Divorce is here!

Nameeta Gujral
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It’s here! - The long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6 th April 2022. It has been confirmed that after decades of campaigning for divorce reforms, England and Wales will finally see the end of what...

Highly Commended in the British Conveyancing Awards 2022

Clio Browne
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The firm attended the The British Conveyancing Awards on Tuesday 15th March 2022. Hosted by Multi-award winning journalist and broadcaster; Samira Ahmed, these Conveyancing Awards was an evening to recognise the very best of the...

Three's a charm for the #PRA2022

Ilaria Giurini
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Shortlisted for third year in a row for the UK Probate Research Awards 2022! We are absolutely thrilled to have found out this morning that our firm has been shortlisted for ‘Best Probate Law Firm: London & the South-East’ Award for the...

Working it out when things go wrong

Hannah Stanford
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The ongoing pandemic has placed many pressures on our personal lives, with one in five relationships struggling to survive according to research by University College London. It’s a further regrettable statistic from the past two years, but if...

How to evict a commercial tenant

Denise Serifoglu
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If you are a landlord of a commercial property, you may find yourself in the situation where you need to evict a tenant and take back possession of your property. This area of the law can be complicated - the best way to proceed will depend on your specific...

Safer Internet Day - cyberbullying, social media and the law

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Young people have an important role to play in shaping the future of the internet, including the spaces where they spend time and the etiquette for interacting with others online. Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on February 8th 2022, and the theme for...