Patricia Boyd joins our legal team

Patricia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Morecambe community to our Bay area clients We’re delighted to welcome Patricia Boyd to our property department. Before joining us, Patricia spent seventeen years with firms based in Morecambe. In addition, she has spent time working as an estate agent from which she gained extensive [...]

2019-10-29T10:17:19+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proposed Probate Fees Increase Scrapped

Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, has confirmed that the Ministry of Justice has abandoned the planned probate fee increase originally proposed last November which suggested an increase from a flat fee of £155 to a six-band fee structure with estates worth £2m or more being charged £6,000 to obtain a Grant of Probate. The changes were [...]

2019-10-14T14:59:37+00:00October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our latest job vacancy

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand are currently recruiting for a legal secretary. A legal secretary is required to provide secretarial support to a solicitor at our Lancaster office within our busy property department. The role includes audio typing, dealing with client enquiries and assisting the solicitor with the administration work of client matters. Candidates must have [...]

2019-11-06T12:01:40+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Garstang Show 2019

Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand is very excited to sponsor, support and attend the highly successful and popular Garstang Agricultural Show again this year. This is our second year and is set to be a highlight of our summer season. On Saturday 3rd August, our enthusiastic team will be running the stand which will be positioned alongside [...]

2019-07-19T11:18:21+00:00July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We welcome Allan Sumner to our Partnership

We’re excited to announce that Allan Sumner has joined our Partnership team. He is a well-known and respected member of the legal community in the North West and has extensive experience of local and national clients. He is also an acknowledged expert in commercial property matters and dealing in property work for estates. Allan is [...]

2019-06-18T11:28:46+00:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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