What to be aware of when buying a new build property

A recent article from The Times newspaper has highlighted some issues of concern surrounding new build properties. Unfortunately, the standard of new build houses on developments these days can fall short of the required standard and we frequently see articles in the news about the poor workmanship of new houses. The article from The Times [...]

2019-03-28T08:49:24+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Incapable of doing business?

If you are a sole practitioner in a business, or are a partner or director in a company you might want to think about what would happen to your business should the worst happen to you. Many professional standards require you to have provision in place to cover death, incapacity or extended absences – particularly [...]

2019-03-07T12:36:53+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Planning

There are many proposed changes ahead in terms of planning law in England, and possibly more with Brexit on the horizon, particularly for environmental issues. Although national increases in planning fees have already been implemented, local authorities are now aware of extra costs they can charge for pre-application discussions, as well as their legal fees [...]

2019-02-26T14:17:36+00:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St John’s Hospice Wills Week 4th – 8th February 2019

Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand's private client department are supporting St John’s Hospice with fund raising throughout the week of the 4th to 8th February by providing their time and will writing services free of charge to those making a Will under this fundraising scheme. Whilst there is no obligation, it is hoped to raise funds [...]

2019-02-05T13:10:48+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome Avelina

A New Year comes with a new look: Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand’s renowned and well-respected agricultural department has a new arrival! Avelina Wright, a specialist in this area of law in her own right, complements the existing agricultural property team, joining John Myers and Lara McIntosh. Avelina’s move was a very welcome one, creating one [...]

2019-01-18T14:45:29+00:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas Opening Times

Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Our offices will be closed over the Festive Season from 5pm on Friday 21 December, and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Don't forget you can keep up to date with all our news and articles [...]

2018-12-19T13:50:23+00:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government resurrects probate fee increase

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be a difficult time.  For those people appointed to act as Executors, the task they have ahead can also sometimes be complicated. In many estates one of the responsibilities of an Executor is to obtain the Grant of Probate from the Probate Registry.  This is also [...]

2018-11-23T09:34:07+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments