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

Chamber Chat with David Park

GDPR 6 months on. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May this year. As often seems the way, the implementation date was brought in with a lot of noise (some would say hype or even scare tactics) about how the regulations would affect virtually every business. Seminars, courses and articles area [...]

2018-11-02T08:41:02+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you should have a Will when cohabiting

In the past 20 years, the number of cohabiting couples has doubled, yet it is surprising to learn that many do not believe that they require a Will.  Regardless of how long you have been together or how long you have lived together, if you are not married or in a civil partnership, you do [...]

2018-11-19T11:52:55+00:00October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The perils of Japanese Knotweed

Beware any weeds on your land.  If they get out of control and spread to adjoining land they can still be your problem to solve - as Network Rail found out to their cost  in a recent court case. The court ruled that a landowner’s knowledge of the presence of Japanese knotweed on its land [...]

2018-10-29T10:33:01+00:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand currently have a vacancy for a business administration apprentice, based at our Lancaster office. Ideal for school leavers or those looking for work in a gap year. The position includes working on our busy reception and carrying out general office administration duties. The position will also include an NVQ level qualification [...]

2018-11-14T15:11:11+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Vacancy

Position: Residential Property Solicitor/Qualified Legal Executive Immediate Principal: Head of Department and the Partners Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand LLP are seeking a full time, experienced property solicitor or qualified chartered legal executive to join their busy residential property department in Lancaster. The applicant must have experience in dealing with all types of residential conveyancing transactions. [...]

2018-08-29T11:02:26+00:00August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Festival of Song

We are very pleased to be supporting the Festival of Song being held at Lancaster Priory. It is a week long event from 9 - 16th September, showcasing a wide range of music. In particularly, we have sponsored the “come and sing” event of Vivaldi’s Gloria on Saturday 15th September which should be very popular.  Vivaldi’s [...]

2018-08-16T10:35:19+00:00August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Garstang Show

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand attended the Garstang Show this year. Our stand was prepped and ready in the early hours of Saturday morning awaiting the many visitors due through the gates. The main attraction at our stand was our cow, sheep and chicken shaped balloons designed by Farm Creative, which were a big hit with [...]

2018-08-16T10:56:19+00:00August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is STEP?

Use a STEP qualified practitioner for specialist trust, tax and estate planning work. STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. What do STEP members do? As specialists in inheritance and succession planning STEP members draft wills, administer estates, act [...]

2018-07-24T10:50:10+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments