If you registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you can apply for a partial refund of the registration fee. This is due to the Office of the Public Guardian reviewing the operating costs. The claim procedure can be made either by visiting www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or telephone […]
At risk of being called unromantic, as we reach another Valentine’s Day, we’re looking at prenuptial agreements! Many couples will celebrate 14 February with a proposal; we wish them every happiness and hope that their marriages are long and successful. But should they take precautions in case they aren’t? According to a survey of 1,600 […]
Statistics published in November 2017 showed that the cohabiting couple is the second largest family type and the fastest growing. In 2017 there were 3.3 million such families; in 1996 there were 1.5 million. Resolution, an organisation of specialist family lawyers, commissioned a poll of over 2,000 British adults to mark Cohabitation Awareness Week. The […]
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.