Fixed Fee Appointments

We understand that in these difficult times your family difficulties haven’t gone away, or that they may have even got worse. That’s why we are still here for you and are able to offer you our fixed fee initial advice meeting remotely. The meeting will be with one of our specialist family solicitors and will [...]

2020-05-15T09:19:33+00:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New electrical safety regulations for private rented sector

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 come into force on 1 June 2020. The new regulations require private sector landlords in England to undertake regular safety checks of electrical installations in their properties. Subject to some exclusions they apply to: New residential tenancies from 1 July 2020; and Existing [...]

2020-05-07T08:30:41+00:00May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyber Security Alert

You may have received an email yesterday from Clare Love, one of our Partners. Unfortunately, Clare’s email account was compromised, which resulted in a phishing email being sent out to a number of contacts in our address book. The email contained a malicious ‘view file’ link. If you received an email like this yesterday, please [...]

2020-04-30T17:14:20+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Landlords, have you checked the Energy Performance Certificates for your properties recently?

Now may be a good time to check the Energy Efficiency Rating of your private rented property. Under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/962) “MEES Regulations”, you cannot grant a new tenancy or lease on or after 1 April 2018 or continue to let the property on or [...]

2020-04-22T16:53:25+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you thinking of making a Will?

In light of the current circumstances, please be reassured that we are here for you from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday either over the phone or online, If you need to speak to us please contact our Private Client Team on 01524 846846 and pressing 1 or via one of our direct dials or [...]

2020-04-09T18:27:08+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus and Arrangements for Children of Separated Parents

In these troubling times people are naturally concerned about the health and welfare of their children and wish to take all necessary steps to protect them. Some separated parents are worried about the risk posed to their children when moving them between households and the Courts have now issued guidance on this issue. The guidance [...]

2020-03-27T12:37:31+00:00March 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are here for you

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government measures to combat this, have produced unprecedented challenges for us all. Nonetheless, adaptability is a key asset for Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand – it has enabled us to thrive through two world wars, and continues to help us overcome new obstacles. We are available as normal, here to answer [...]

2020-03-27T12:23:09+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It will take more than a virus to knock us down, if we all pull together

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand would like to update and reassure clients regarding the measures we have put in place to ensure that we can continue to support you during these unprecedented times. We have taken various steps to ensure that our offices remain open during this time and at present it is business as usual, [...]

2020-03-19T15:28:30+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments