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Dream of building your own home?

A new initiative from the Government has been announced – Help to Build. Similar to the Help to Buy equity loan, this particular proposal is an equity loan from the government of up to 20% to assist individuals building their own dream home. There are, of course eligibility rules including, you must fully own the [...]

2021-12-22T08:45:52+00:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lot of be thankful for in 2021

This past year, even more than most, we have had a lot to be thankful for here at Oglethorpe, Sturton & Gillibrand. Despite the pressures that all businesses have faced in continuing to navigate the uncertainty and ever changing landscape caused by the Pandemic, we have continued to grow from strength to strength. With new [...]

2021-12-21T09:52:45+00:00December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Fixed Fee Regime for Landlords

We now offer a fixed fee pricing structure for Landlords wishing to seek possession of their residential property from their tenant. See here for further information. In order to be able to lawfully evict a tenant, the correct legal process must be followed. That starts with the serving of a notice or notices under the [...]

2021-12-16T12:23:32+00:00December 16th, 2021|Litigation|0 Comments

Property Fraud

A recent case of a fraudulent property transaction has been making headlines and provides a stark warning to both conveyancers and property owners. The owner of the property in question was working away from his Luton property when he was informed by neighbours that there was activity in the home. Upon returning, he discovered that [...]

2021-12-08T10:44:29+00:00December 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Private Client team stands out from the crowd

Our Private Client team has one clear ethos; their clients. They have a long history of expertly guiding clients through intricate legal issues. The team is led by two of the firm’s partners, Clare Love and Mark Hutchinson-Lyons, who have been noted as providing a “strong partner lead” and inspiring a “tremendous” work ethic in [...]

2021-11-26T13:59:18+00:00November 26th, 2021|Private Client|0 Comments

Twenty-eight divorce petitions dismissed

In the recent case of Yorston & Ors, Re (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: Improper Petitions), the Family Court dismissed 28 divorce petitions, all of which alleged unreasonable behaviour. The petitions had all been drafted by the same company on behalf of the petitioner and contained identical particulars and behaviour allegations. The Family Court found that [...]

2021-11-03T14:47:53+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Matrimonial|0 Comments

COVID-19: new rules for presenting winding up petitions

There was some welcome news for creditors as the restrictions that had been put in place on statutory demands have been lifted and the temporary rules preventing winding-up petitions from being presented have been replaced. These restrictions were originally put in place by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) on 27th April [...]

2021-10-14T07:33:06+00:00October 13th, 2021|Commercial, Litigation|0 Comments

Excellence recognised in The Legal 500 rankings

We are delighted to be recognised in the latest Legal 500 UK rankings. Based on feedback from clients and intermediaries, along with submissions made by law firms themselves, The Legal 500 highlights individual solicitors and teams that are providing ‘the most cutting edge and innovative advice’. We are listed under Agriculture and Estates, Real Estate [...]

2021-10-29T13:07:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior partner retires from the partnership

It is the end of an era as our senior partner, David Gillibrand, has retired from full-time work. David left the partnership on May 31 but is to continue as a consultant, for one day a week. For the first time there isn’t an Oglethorpe, a Sturton or a Gillibrand in the partnership – but [...]

2021-09-30T07:50:21+00:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westmorland Show enjoys a successful return

The Westmorland Show came back to the farming calendar in 2021 with great success, taking place over two days for the first time in the show’s history. As long-standing supporter of both the Westmorland County Show and the wider farming community, we were delighted to be there to support its return. Our solicitors were in [...]

2021-10-08T14:31:12+00:00September 13th, 2021|Agricultural|0 Comments
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