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New Appointments at Painters Solicitors

Posted: Sep 11, 2019
Disputes and Court Assistance Property Wills and Probate

Wyre Forest based law firm, Painters Solicitors, has strengthened its client offering in its Wills & Probate, Property and Dispute Resolution teams, with the recruitment of an Associate Solicitor and two Chartered Legal Executives.

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CANCER RESEARCH UK recognises PAINTERS SOLICITORS with Certificates of Appreciation

Posted: Aug 29, 2019
Wills and Probate

Painters Solicitors are pleased and honoured to announce that our continuing support for the Cancer Research UK Free Will Service has resulted in our clients pledging an incredible sum of £736,800 for this charity!

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Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme accreditation

Posted: Aug 20, 2019
Wills and Probate

We are delighted to announce that our experienced Wills and Probate department has been successful in renewing its Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme accreditation (‘WIQS’) with the Law Society.

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Lawyer of the Month

Posted: Mar 05, 2019
Family Law

Congratulations to Meera Khosla, March's Lawyer of the Month!

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Worcestershire Law Society Awards 2019 – Solicitor of the Year

Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Family Law

We are very proud to announce that our Ros Greig has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards 2019.

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Worcestershire Law Society Awards 2019

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Sian Edney has been shortlisted for the Administrator of the Year Award at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards 2019.

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Lawyer of the Month

Posted: Feb 05, 2019
Wills and Probate

Congratulations to Paul Rowley, February's Lawyer of the Month!

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Domestic violence cross examination being banned in the family courts.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Family Law

Domestic violence cross examination being banned in the family courts. Currently awaiting approval of parliament but will mean, like in criminal courts, and unrepresented perpetrator will have a legal representative appointed so they can’t personally cross examine the victim.

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Lawyer of the Month

Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Congratulations to Laura Colley, January's Lawyer of the Month!

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DOES WILL WRITING NEED TO BE REGULATED?

Posted: Dec 17, 2018
Wills and Probate

A recent consumer survey by IRN Research and Orchard Reports entitled The Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report 2018, showed that 60% of the people questioned did not know that will-writing is an unregulated activity.

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Budget 2018 - First Time Buyers

Posted: Oct 30, 2018
Property

The Chancellor has announced some interesting measures for the housing market. Here’s a round-up of what you need to know:

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Thank you!

Posted: Oct 25, 2018
Family Law

A very grateful client dropped of these lovely flowers and chocolates for Meera Khosla and Anthea to say thank you for the hard work they did to assist in a family matter. Our family team are happy to help with any issues you may have to include Divorce, Finances, Children, Care. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance the team also offer a free 30 minute advice session for new clients.

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No Fault Divorce Plans

Posted: Oct 15, 2018
Family Law

Recent plans released by Justice Secretary David Gauke to reform marriage law could radically alter the way couples get divorced.

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RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will

Posted: Sep 12, 2018
Wills and Probate

RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will Making a Will can be difficult for many people: some people don’t want to think about dying, others assume their wealth will automatically pass to their loved ones. Aretha Franklin joins one of many highly successful artists (such as Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Prince) who did not leave a will – along with thirty million people in the UK who are currently without one. In Franklin’s case, the effect of this is all the more profound: he

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Painters Solicitors - Lexcel accredited since 2012

Posted: Sep 10, 2018
Disputes and Court Assistance Family Law Property Wills and Probate

Congratulations are in order! Painters Solicitors has been Lexcel accredited since July 2012. We are very pleased to report we have yet again passed our reaccreditation Audit to continue being Lexcel Accredited for 2018/19. This is a testament to the hard work by all our staff to maintain the high standards required to ensure ongoing accreditation.

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London property slump puts brake on UK house price growth

Posted: Aug 20, 2018
Property

UK house price growth slowed in June to the lowest annual rate in five years, driven by falling prices in London, according to official figures. The annual UK growth rate has slowed steadily since summer 2016 and has remained below 5% throughout 2017 and 2018, with the exception of October 2017.

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Digitisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted: May 22, 2018
Wills and Probate

Local solicitor Lee Baron, from Painters Solicitors based in Kidderminster, has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registration process fully digital. A Financial LPA is a legal document that allows someone to appoint trusted individuals to step into their shoes and make important decisions about their finances and property on their behalf. Under the current process, a ‘wet signature’, or the requirement o

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Abolishing Inheritance Tax

Posted: May 18, 2018
Wills and Probate

Abolishing Inheritance Tax? The Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission has proposed a radical overhaul of the current inheritance tax regime as we know it. It is often seen as the least fair tax and is highly unpopular among those who are unfortunate enough to bear the costs out of their loved ones’ estates. The tax raised £5.2billion in the 2017/18 tax year, the highest on record, even though only 4% of estates are subject to inheritance tax. The report calls for

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Kemp Hospice Golf Day

Posted: May 10, 2018
Disputes and Court Assistance Family Law Property Wills and Probate

The annual Kemp Hospice Charity Golf Day, organised by Painters, took place on Friday 4th May at Kidderminster Golf Club and the 42 golfers helped to raise over £1,000 again! The winners with 82 points were Jim Mckinley's team but the highlight of the day was the hole-in-one at the 5th by young Worcestershire player Nathan Slater, pictured with Club Captain John Holt. Thank you to all those who took part and enjoyed another successful day!

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Worcestershire Legal Awards

Posted: May 10, 2018
Family Law

Congratulations to our Family Department's Harriet Wingfield on being nominated and shortlisted in the 'Young Solicitor of the Year' category at the 2018 Worcestershire Law Society's Legal Awards! Harriet joined Painters in 2014 and specialises in children issues and is experienced in court cases often dealing with vulnerable clients in difficult circumstances.

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Closed for Training

Posted: May 04, 2018

On Tuesday the 8th of May, the Kidderminster and Stourport Offices will both be closed due to staff training taking place, sorry for any inconvenience.

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The Budget: What Was Announced

Posted: Nov 23, 2017
Property

Todays Budget speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, saw a lot of new developments and

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The Budget

Posted: Nov 22, 2017
Property

The day of the Budget is here. Nick Hughes (our Senior Partner) and Reetu Bhandari (an Associate in our Conveyancing

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Welcome Back!

Posted: Jul 05, 2017
Family Law

We are happy to welcome back Harriet Wingfield from maternity leave this morning. Harriet has returned to her role

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Painters Are Taking Part In Kemp Hospice The Reunion Midnight Walk

Posted: May 18, 2017

Here are the girls testing out their t-shirts prior to the walk on 17th June!

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Proud Day As Kidderminster Community Champion Charles Talbot Receives His MBE From The Princess Royal

Posted: May 04, 2017

Charles Talbot MBE unveils the new KDYT defibrillator - his first engagement since being presented with his gong by Princess Anne

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Kemp Hospice Midnight Walk - 17th June 2017

Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Painters Solicitors have 12 Ladies taking part in the Midnight Walk for Kemp Hospice, there is a Just Giving Page

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