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  • Your Will your way – Act now to plan for the future

    Inheritance in France – Change in 2015

    Bringing together expertise on both French and English law, Maitre Laurent Dallet and Mervyn Rundle are giving a FREE seminar to explain the implications for your Will following the adoption of new European Regulations on inheritance laws

    If you are a British citizen, you can now opt to have your assets in France covered by British inheritance law – but you need to get advice to ensure you understand the implications of such a change.

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Business Awards Finalist for Solicitors Title!

    All of the team at Solicitors Title are delighted that the firm is a finalist in this year’s Western Gazette Business Awards. Partner, Richard James, said “having only had our office in Yeovil for just over a year, this is great local recognition for what we originally set out to do in opening our second office.”

    This year, Solicitors Title is a finalist in the Best Business Website category, a new award for 2014.  The majority of law firm websites that we looked at simply talked about the firm and how expert they were in various areas, but they seemed to miss the point that the purpose of their website is to help existing and prospective clients understand how hiring a lawyer can help them, whether they have a personal issue or a business one.

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • But surely it belongs to me; after all, I hired them …

    … is what you would think when your business hires a creative professional to help with your marketing efforts; however, it may surprise you to know that marketing agencies, web development companies and similar organisations in fact own the material that you ask them to produce for you!

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Affected by noise? Mildenhall Judgment

    Noise nuisance at Race Track – Court Decided that Planning Permission has little if any relevance to the private nuisance.  No defence of “the track was here first”.  Possibility of a right to make a nuisance if it can be proven over a period of 20 years.  Cessation of activity upheld as primary remedy instead of damages.

    Serious implications for all those affected by noise or responsible for making noise in particular track operators and track day organisers.

    The recent Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence regarding the Mildenhall speedway and motocross track is a very important case for motorsport and noise nuisance providing much needed clarification of a number of issues which had been in doubt following the Court of Appeal’s ruling over the Croft race track some 4 years ago.

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Do we really need a shareholders’ agreement? 7 reasons why you just might!

    As you’re busy establishing your new business, often your accountant will suggest that you have a shareholders agreement between you; but as these are not legally required, why should you bother?

    Below, we’ve outlined 7 common scenarios that you or your business might face; a well drafted shareholders agreement seeks to cover or resolve these issues with the minimum of fuss, and certainly without the need to call on the lawyers!

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Specialist joins Exeter’s Solicitors Title city centre practice

    Solicitors Title has strengthened its company commercial team with the appointment of Guy Curry to the practice.

    Mr Curry, a former partner at one of the larger Exeter law firms, is presently company secretary of Goodridge, the high-tech manufacturer of components to the automotive and motorsport industries, based near Exeter International Airport, and a director of FC Fund Managers, investment and fund managers based in Truro, Cornwall.

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Specialist Edge for New Practice

    Exeter firm Solicitors Title will establish the office, which will see Somerset lawyer Richard James join existing partners Janet Milton and Mervyn Rundle to develop the business law side of the practice.

    Mr James’ experience in corporate and commercial law, in addition to franchising – he is one of only a few specialist lawyers in the UK in this field – will be crucial to the new enterprise.

    Having gained a law degree at the University of Southampton, Mr James went on to work in a number of high-profile practices, including in the City of London, and previous clients have included such blue-chip firms as Alliance Unichem, Fujifilm and Clarks shoes.
    Ms Milton said: “Since relocating to the South West in 2009, Richard has built up a loyal following.
    “This complements Solicitors Title’s ethos of providing a competitively-priced, high quality, personal service.”

    Mr James said: “For the majority of clients, the traditional law firm business model
    doesn’t appeal any more – they are demanding a different approach, and it is up to us to engage with them through channels such as social media to understand what they want from a 21st century law firm and then to deliver it; and we plan to do just that. We should be open in Yeovil by the spring.”

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Solicitors already feeling at home in new Exeter premises

    Explaining the decision to relocate to the heart of the city’s independent stores sector, partner Janet Milton said:

    “We are a small practice offering a very personal service to our private and business clients and as such we have a very different ethos to many of the larger, corporate legal firms. When looking for new premises we wanted somewhere which reflected this.

    “Gandy Street is a perfect new location for us; being the home of small, independent shops and businesses that offer something just a little bit different without compromising on quality.

    “We were amused when we realised that Gandy Street was the inspiration for Diagon Alley of Harry Potter fame – a little bit of magic would certainly have helped ease the upheaval of an office move!”
    Partner Mervyn Rundle, Exeter born and bred, is also delighted by the move from their old South Street offices. A former pupil of Clyst St Mary primary and Exeter School, he returned to the city after university.
    He said: “Exeter is the kind of place people always come back to. Gandy Street is an iconic Exeter street which today offers a quality, up-market feel which is an alternative to the mainstream. We are already feeling very much at home here: we are ‘Gandy Street people’.

    “When looking for new offices we were keen to avoid a ‘glass palace’: they can be very expensive and we don’t want to have to pass on unnecessary costs to our clients.”
    Previously based at 92 South Street, the firm has moved to 17 Gandy Street, taking two floors above the Moko shop.

    Posted: 27/11/2015
    Categories: News

  • Affected by noise? Mildenhall Judgment

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    Posted: 16/09/2015
    Categories: News

  • Business Awards Finalist for Solicitors Title!

    All of the team at Solicitors Title are delighted that the firm is a finalist in this year’s Western Gazette Business Awards. Partner, Richard James, said “having only had our office in Yeovil for just over a year, this is great local recognition for what we originally set out to do in opening our second office.”

    This year, Solicitors Title is a finalist in the Best Business Website category, a new award for 2014.  The majority of law firm websites that we looked at simply talked about the firm and how expert they were in various areas, but they seemed to miss the point that the purpose of their website is to help existing and prospective clients understand how hiring a lawyer can help them, whether they have a personal issue or a business one.  We build long-term relationships with our clients and therefore needed the website to reflect how we not only add value to our clients’ interests but also to demonstrate how we manage to achieve this by being different from our competitors.  Our charging structure reflects a modern approach and we generally take a longer-term view when talking to new clients about moving their business to us, as a number of Somerset clients have now done – we’re not just another service-provider; we act as a business partner and this seems to be working.

    Although we knew a number of web companies (understandable given our specialisms in technology and media law), we needed a company that would build us a site that was much more than just a glossy brochure.  The site had to work too; from effective search-engine optimisation to social media integration.

    So we chose Purplebox Media over a number of other web development companies, as we had the confidence they would deliver for us.  On 7 November last year, at our opening event shared with many clients, professional contacts and friends, Purplebox Media helped us launch the site live at our event held at the Yeovil Innovation Centre.  “Not only did they meet the tight deadline” says Richard James, “but they also worked extremely hard to ensure that they delivered the effective online presence that we needed as part of our future strategy.  Managing Director Richard Franklin and his team really went the extra mile for us and therefore we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing a web company that takes time to understand their needs and is able to deliver options effectively, always in a way that you understand.”

    We wish all of the finalists the best of luck for Thursday, at the awards ceremony to be held at Westlands Leisure Complex, where the winners will be announced!

    Posted: 16/09/2015
    Categories: News