Robert Peston calls on Devon solicitors to aid charity campaign

ITV journalist Robert Peston is calling on solicitors in Devon to sign up to a charity campaign this November as the pandemic has left hundreds of local people waiting to write a will.

Some 49% of people in the UK do not have a will – and the coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in demand for help from local solicitors.

The annual Will Aid campaign is helping meet the...

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New faces at family law firm

It was a positive start to the year as The Family Law Company welcomed four new starters to the teams in Exeter and Plymouth.

The growth in cases concerning children and domestic abuse during the lockdown months is well documented. Solicitor Hannah Duddridge has been engaged in Exeter to join the busy Children and Domestic Abuse Response team. Hannah qualified in 2019 and will be...

Bond Dickinson welcomes newly qualified solicitors

The Plymouth office of national law firm Bond Dickinson LLP has confirmed the appointment of four newly qualified solicitors, after it retained all of its trainees upon qualification.

The new team members, who will join the 180-strong Plymouth office, have all accepted their positions in the Construction, Commercial, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation teams. They will have the...

Lawyers urged to join will writing charity drive

Lawyers across the UK are being urged to raise money for charity by writing wills as part of a national month-long drive.

Legal firms are being asked to sign up to Will Aid Month, which takes place across the country from 1-30November 2016.

The programme relies on solicitors to pledge their time and support for the cause which sees them provide the Will writing service for free...

New city base and recruits for growing Devon solicitors' firm

Leading Devon law firm, Beers LLP, is growing its commercial practice with a move across Plymouth and the appointment of two key legal professionals.

The full-service law firm has recently taken a new tenancy of the ground floor of North Quay House in Sutton Harbour and relocated its Plymouth team from its former premises in Parkway Court.

The move marks a significant...

Promotions give Kitsons four new Associates

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has announced the promotion of four employees to Associate status.

The new Associates are Charlie Siegle, a Solicitor, and Stephen Craig, a Probate Manager, both in the firm’s Private Client Team; Jayme Nicholson, a Solicitor in the Employment Team and Jo Davies, a Licensed Conveyancer. The promotions take the firm’s total number of Associates to seven...

Kitsons celebrate 5th anniversary in Plymouth

Plymouth law firm Kitsons celebrated its fifth year in the city by hosting a special drinks reception for business professionals at The Millfields, Plymouth this week (Tuesday 30 April 2013).

Since opening in May 2008, the firm’s Plymouth office has strengthened its position in the city by adding to its range of disciplines including commercial, commercial property, family, employment...

Students' innovative teaching award for family lawyer

A family lawyer who has been an associate lecturer at Plymouth University since 2011 has won a Students’ Union Award for her teaching in the category of ‘Most Innovative Use of Teaching Methods’.

Rachel Cook, a consultant with Michelmores Solicitors , won the University’s Student and Staff Teaching and Representation (SSTAR) award after students recognised that no two lectures...