9 ways to choose a lawyer

Some thoughts on how to choose who should handle your legal work for you – mainly focused on residential conveyancing, but of  relevance to other fields as well:1. Listen to personal recommendations: If you are moving home, speak to friends and family who have moved home recently. If you have a commercial transaction or need other business-related legal help, speak to your accountant....
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Who are our competitors – and which worry us?

As “High Street” solicitors, who tend to handle local work for local people, it might be thought that our main competitors are other, similar “High Street” solicitors – I think notAlthough there is competition between us and other local firms, we do not see them as an existential threat (oooh! Big words!) On the whole, they tend to have the same philosophy of...
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Deep and crisp and even

I cannot let the snowfall pass without at least one blogThere was plenty of snow overnight, resulting in a good 5 or 6 inches on the ground this morning. Though the side roads have been ploughed overnight, I do not expect any of my staff who drive to work to get in. That leaves Anne (my wife and office manager) and me, who both walk to work, to staff the office today.That’s not a problem:...
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Special offer for local first-time buyers

To help local people stay local, we have introduced a very special, not-to-be-missed, fixed fee offer for local first-time buyers of property – see our leaflet for details
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Wealden Business Group

I am a member of the Wealden Business Group (WBG): a breakfast networking meeting for business people in the Weald of Kent and Sussex. We meet on Wednesdays at the Little Silver Country Hotel, Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden – further information at http://www.wgb.meHaving previously been chairman and secretary and filled other committee posts, I felt I had done my bit for the group;...
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Donating blood

I have been donating blood for 25 years now – two or three times a year, as they normally only take a donation at least 16 weeks after the previous one.The National Blood Service has, it seems, decided to reward “frequent flyers”, as I have received a letter, congratulating me on giving blood 3 times in 12 months (not the first time, but the first time it has been commented...
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