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 [...]

2022-06-23T09:40:38+00:00September 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Increase in Probate Fees in 2022

The Ministry of Justice are proposing to increase the Probate Fee from £155.00 for probate professionals and £215.00 for personal applicants to a flat fee of £273.00 for all applicants, regardless of the size of the estate. A Grant of Probate is a document issued by the Probate Registry which gives Executors the legal authority [...]

2022-06-23T10:08:37+00:00July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand takes part in St John’s Hospice Free Wills fortnight

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand’s Private Client department have been delighted to be involved in the St John’s Hospice Free Wills Fortnight to raise money for the work carried out by St John’s Hospice. St John’s Hospice carry out vital work in the local community providing palliative care and support, free of charge, to those affected [...]

2021-02-22T10:55:27+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two new solicitors join – Press Release

Two new solicitors have joined long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand as it continues to expand. Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, which has offices in Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, has taken on Helen McCabe and Laura Brereton to further strengthen its already experienced private client department team. Clare Love, a partner and head of the department, who has been [...]

2020-11-02T10:02:58+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations

Congratulations are in order this month, with three solicitors being promoted within the firm. Mark Hutchinson-Lyons, a specialist and experienced Wills, Probate and Trust solicitor, has been promoted to Associate Solicitor. Mark has been with the firm a number of years and is also a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP). Avelina Wright is [...]

2020-10-20T07:17:10+00:00June 20th, 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

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

Haven’t made a Will? Tell us why!

Did you know that 40% of people in the UK die without making a Will – that's between 200,000 and 250,000 every year. The Law Society is currently consulting on modernising the law surrounding Wills. As part of this consultation they are asking: - what the main barriers people see to making a Will are; [...]

2018-02-09T17:24:26+00:00July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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