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Solicitors Title LLP win Highly Acclaimed law firm status

Solicitors Title LLP is proud to announce that it is one of a handful of over ten thousand law firms to be singled out as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Law Society’s 2021 Excellence In Law Awards last week.

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Richard James, receives national recognition

Richard James has been listed, for the fourth consecutive occasion, in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 for his expertise in the technology sector and for advising on corporate restructurings and merger and acquisition transactions.

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The Law Society Awards 2021

Solicitors Title LLP have been shortlisted for the Excellence in Technology and Innovation Award at the legal profession’s most prestigious national awards event.

The Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2021 are the legal profession’s premier national award event that celebrates the work of outstanding practitioners within the solicitors’ profession, which comprises 10,402 law firms across the country.

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Exciting opportunity for a senior private client solicitor

This is a rare career opportunity for an experienced solicitor who is keen to progress his or her career. 

Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for a STEP accredited solicitor, with a wide range of experience in legal practice, ultimately with a view to heading up our private client team when the present head of department retires. 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that he or she has what it takes to promote and develop this side of our practice.  You will need to demonstrate, over and above your professional experience, that you are an effective team manager and that you also possess the personal drive and imagination to develop our flourishing private client practice.

For further information contact us:

01392 207900

[email protected]

 

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Caterpillar Wars

In recent weeks, Marks and Spencer’s and Aldi have provided a bit of light relief from lockdown boredom with their very topical dispute over the rights to a very lovable chocolate caterpillar, setting social media a buzz with are you team Colin or Cuthbert?

Whichever camp you sit in, there is no doubt that the business of protecting your businesses intellectual property is more important than ever, whether that be a logo, trading name or a face on a chocolate Swiss Role, your branding makes your business instantly recognisable and protecting it can be key to your businesses success.

Watch our expert, Richard James, managing partner here at Solicitors Title, present at the Yeovil Chamber of Trade exhibit yesterday evening, explaining all the legalities a new business should consider when settling on their branding and how existing businesses should protect the branding they have already established.

 

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Richard James to exhibit at the Yeovil Chamber Business Fair

 

Richard James, Managing Partner at Solicitors Title LLP and Broomhead & Saul, will be exhibiting at the Yeovil Chamber Business Fair this month.

Following Marks and Spencer’s and Aldi’s recent well publicised dispute over Colin and Cuthbert the Caterpillar, Richard discusses what you can do to protect your business branding and more.

So join Richard, Colin and friends on Monday 28th June at 5pm. Click the following link to book your place https://www.yeovilchamber.org/events/business-fair-events

Click here to watch Richard’s teaser video.

Click here to learn more on how to protect your intellectual property rights.

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Solicitors Title act on merger of the AFA with the British Franchise Association

As one of only a handful of specialist franchise law firms, Solicitors Title were delighted to have been approached by Claire Robinson and the Approved Franchise Association to support their merger with the British Franchise Association, which was announced today.

It is acknowledged that the bfa and AFA coming together will only serve to strengthen the UK franchise sector, in what is a c.£15bn industry.

With almost 20 years’ experience in franchising, partner, Richard James, led this transaction for the AFA, to ensure that the merger achieved all that was intended, working closely with CEO of the bfa, Pip Wilkins and Roz Goldstein, of Goldstein Legal (now part of nexa law), which acted on behalf of the bfa.

Commenting on the merger, Claire Robinson, CEO of the AFA, explained: “I have witnessed the transition of the bfa to become a much more inclusive association, with a desire to support every type of franchise business. I am excited about the future and how Pip and I can work together over the next 12 months to support the AFA Members with a transition to bfa Membership. I really feel that I have made the best decision for the industry in choosing the bfa to become my trusted partner too.” Claire Robinson will take on a new role as ‘Lifestyle Ambassador’ within the bfa.

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Solicitors Title explains how it achieved the most significant Wills reform since 1677

After Executing the first remote will in the UK, The Times’ law diary considers Solicitors Title’s landmark step and what possibilities the new law might bring, in Debate of the Week: Have Lawyer< Will Zoom, by Edward Fennell in The Times

Since the start of lockdown, necessitating a change in approach brought about by the pandemic, Solicitors Title and Dr Nicholas Bevan, have led a successful lone campaign to persuade the Government to sanction the most radical innovation in procedure for executing wills, in 343 years. The announcement legalising video wills being the first real change since King Charles II’s reign, under the Statute of Frauds 1677!

Such approval of Solicitors Title’s novel approach, utilising audio visual technology, enables private citizens to complete their will from the privacy and safety of their own homes, without having to travel into the office to sign their will in the presence of two witnesses. Alongside the obvious health benefit for anyone particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, such adoption of what is now common-place technology also aids convenience and discretion.

Our innovation has been made in the face of almost universal opposition from within the profession who believed, mistakenly, that section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 requires the testamentary witnesses to be physically present at the signing. The Government clearly shares our view that this is misconceived and this is why its guidance expressly states that it is not, in fact, changing the law; but merely clarifying it.

In light of such positive endorsement, yesterday we completed the world’s first completely remote cross-border will for a client in Crete.

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Proposed Sainsbury’s and Asda Merger Blocked by Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

An intended tie-up between two of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains has been blocked and does not now look like it will go ahead.

Merger and Acquisitions specialist, Richard James, explores the competition law aspects of the decision and why the law exists to regulate potentially anti-competitive behaviour or situations which might create market dominance.

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Over £100 Raised in World Cancer Day Take2

On Valentine’s Day this year we were delighted to once again collaborate with Cancer Research UK in raising money for their work towards eradicating this awful condition. Held at Solicitors Title’s Yeovil office, based at Yeovil Innovation Centre, the many businesses based at the offices enjoyed a variety of cakes whilst learning more about the work being undertaken, the impact of cancer and how you can help (including via Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service, operated in collaboration with Solicitors Title.

For more information about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service, visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice or contact us

2019 marks Solicitors Title’s 21st Anniversary year and the firm’s 6th year based in Somerset making their team accessible to local individuals and families.

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