Partner Kit is a solicitor and a partner in the Family Team. She has a longstanding reputation for providing a specialist, empathetic and efficient service and for supporting clients through all aspects of relationship breakdown. Kit has acted regularly for farmers, business owners and directors and for high net worth individuals. She has a particular […]
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Stokes Partners LLP is delighted to be participating in the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Bartholomew’s Church, Crewkerne. The Festival runs from 13 to 16 December inclusive, when the church will be adorned with 55 trees decorated by organisations from Crewkerne and the surrounding villages. The theme of this year’s Festival is “A Winter […]
Storm Brian missed us, and we had a successful and enjoyable golf day at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. Thanks to the generosity of the members of the Haymakers Golf Society, we raised in excess of £1300 from the auction and raffle, for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service.
Private Client Team members Nicola, Rosanna and Susan have successfully completed “Understanding Dementia” Training. This is an international project undertaken by the University of Tasmania. The training covered the latest research in dementia and issues surrounding it. Dementia is identified as one of the biggest public health issues of the 21st Century. The course highlighted […]
Congratulations to Eleanor Bulmer who has been awarded the Cook’s and Hatchard’s Law Prize. To be eligible for this prestigious award, the nominee had to have completed their training contract in the Somerset area in the past twelve months; obtained honours at the academic stage and have (in the judgement of the Trustees) shown real […]
Stokes Partners LLP held their annual cricket at North Perrott Cricket Club on 8 September 2017, joined by fellow professionals from local firms. Blessed with some dry weather – despite the forecast of heavy rain, thunder and lightning – “Pang’s Panthers”, led by partner, Brendan Pang, and “Winning At Teas”, led by senior solicitor, Nick […]
Stokes Partners sponsored the annual Crewkerne 10 kilometre race, fun run and business challenge which was held on 4 June. The event raised an impressive £1,850 which was donated to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Partner Sarah Warren presented the cheque to a representative of the charity on 2nd August.
Under English law a contract does not have to be in writing to be enforceable. Obviously an oral contract will be more difficult to prove if there is a dispute, especially as to what was agreed. But when is a deal concluded with some spit and a handshake enforceable through the courts? Last week, the […]
The Supreme Court has ruled against the government that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful in a landmark case brought by Unison. The fees of up to £1,200 were introduced in July 2013, following which there was an immediate and dramatic fall in the number of claims brought of up to 70%. Although the fees were […]