The less you spend, the more it costs.

    We’re all familiar with the age old saying about you get what you pay for and never is that more true than in the legal world. For example, the conveyancing market is full of legal firms who will offer you property transaction services for less than we do, and if you are price […]

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What’s in a name.

  The legal profession is not exceptional in having “names” that carry certain implications. If you think of expensive shopping, you think Harrods. If you think of expensive food, you might think caviar. Expensive drink makes you think of champagne. If it’s law, you’d think of the likes of Mishcon or Clifford Chance. If someone […]

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It’s clearly a crime!

Criminal law isn’t an area that we get involved in much, although I have done more interviews under caution than many commercial solicitors – all for clients I hasten to add. Criminal law has, however, become an incidental part of our practice, usually for family members of existing clients, or occasionally acting for client/directors who […]

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Nothing new here!

We all know the saying that you get what you pay for. I say it often when talking to clients about fees, particularly on conveyancing costs.  We do it all on a fixed fee basis, but we are not the cheapest and we do not aim to be.  We are aiming to provide a good […]

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You may be surprised to learn that COVID is not the cure for all ills!

  As solicitors, we always feel we live in interesting times. There are always unusual cases coming along, like being instructed to defend an injunction, where the applicant was trying to stop my client building a house, only there was no house being built.  Turned out the other side were looking at the wrong bit […]

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Words of Wisdom

  Life is unpredictable. In fact, the only thing that you can predict, is that the unexpected can happen at any moment.  Like coming downstairs and finding that your teenage child, having used up the last of the milk, didn’t put the empty carton back in the fridge but actually threw it away AND popped […]

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I’m Sexy and I Know It!

It’s been an interesting week. Considering I’m writing this just before the Jubilee bank holiday weekend is about to start, the fact that it’s only been a three day week only means that I’ve packed the usual amount of “interesting” into a shorter than normal period of time. This week the theme seems to have […]

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Insure and Sue

I often talk about the need to have insurance, which is not just limited to an actual insurance policy, but also includes the things that you can do (and avoid doing) to give yourself better protection in life. For example, I’m a big advocate of things like pre nuptial agreements, shareholder agreements and contracts of […]

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If you hear the sound of trotting outside…

  If you hear the sound of trotting outside… don’t assume it’s a horse because it could be a zebra. Ok, I know it’s fairly unlikely to be a zebra, so assuming that it’s a horse that you can hear is fairly reasonable, but if experience has taught me anything it’s to never take things […]

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Fighting Chance

  Today I’ve had two young men fighting over me. You may think that’s normal, but since my youngest son turned 10 it’s not been as common as it used to be. The two young men in question were on a central line train and were arguing about who was going to give their seat […]

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