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. If...
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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 not Although 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 blog There 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...
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Let us Tentertain you

Tentertainment is back! On Friday (evening) 2 July plus (all day) Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July at the recreation ground in Tenterden, Kent (TN30) It’s Tenterden’s free festival weekend with (new this year) a jazz orchestra on the Friday evening Full details at www.tentertainment.org
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Tenterden Pudding Club

Once a month (on the last Friday in each month), various Tenterden-based professionals and business people (solicitors, accountants, estate agents, IFAs, telecom consultants, bank managers, insurance brokers, etc) get together for an informal, single-course lunch and a bit of networking There is no need to commit to attending (nor to apologise if you cannot attend), but if you are in business in...
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Rush Witt & Wilson return to Tenterden

Rush Witt & Wilson are estate agents with offices in Battle, Rye, Hastings, Bexhill and St Leonards. They did also open an office in Tenterden, but closed it when the economy went down the tubes In what may be a sign that the economy (or, at least, the local housing market) is improving, I hear they are re-opening their Tenterden office on Saturday 3 April – you can even enter a free...
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