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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction 6th June

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  Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the  Clive Emson Auction on Monday 12th June, 11am at The Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, CM3 1QP. We are auction specialists and can help anyone in relation to the sale of property at...

Why Should I Make a Will? Your Questions Answered

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The F Barnes Wills & Probate Team visited Rainham Library to give FREE informative talks on the importance of making a Will and other related topics. On the 6th June members of our Wills and Probate department attended Rainham Library to give...

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

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              F Barnes are delighted to support Saint Francis Hospice with this years 'Make a Will Fortnight' 12th - 23rd June 2 017 Make a Will Fortnight is a will...

Vacancy -Residential Property Solicitor Immediate Start

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Vacancy - Residential Property Solicitor   We are interviewing experienced Residential Property Solicitors to join our Romford office. The candidate must be naturally enthusiastic, committed and keen to contribute to the growth of the firm. The...

Vacancy - Commercial Property Solicitor - Immediate start

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Experienced Commercial Property Solicitor to be based at our Romford office required Due to continued growth we are looking to recruit an experienced commercial property solicitor who is naturally enthusiastic, committed and keen to contribute to...

Martin Lawrence on Time107.5FM- HCCI Hour -Tuesday 21st March 12noon

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How much will it cost me to sell at auction?  Martin Lawrence appeared on this weeks Business Hour on Time 107.5FM at noon on 21st March Our  Martin Lawrence is seen above  giving advice and answering listeners...

Supporting The Coopers Company & Coborn School- Drama Production of 'Treasure Island'

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F Barnes sponsors The Coopers Company &  Coborn School at the forthcoming drama production of ‘Treasure Island’ Working to support one of our local schools is something that we are delighted to do. Having recently sponsored the U18...

Andrew Liddell on Time107.5FM- HCCI Hour -Tuesday 21st February 12noon

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On 5th April 2017 the nil-rate tax band for Inheritance Tax will be changing. How does the new residential nil-rate band affect me? What would my tax free allowance be when the new nil-rate tax band comes into force? The group of people that are affected...

FREE Advice on Wills & Inheritance Tax - latest talk was a great success

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Sangeet Tatem, Jodi Hamlin and Rachael Fleet presented a talk on this subject which affects everyone at some point in their life. The talk was really well received and we were delighted to be of help to not only members of the Golf Club but to anyone that...

Legal Secretary/PA required with Commercial Property & Litigation experience. Immediate start

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Due to our continued success, we are recruiting a Legal Secretary with Commercial Property & Litigation experience (F/T ) for our Gidea Park office. Please email CV to Joanne.druce@ fbarnes.co.uk We have several other positions that...

FREE Advice on Wills & Inheritance Tax - Tonight 7pm - No Obligation & Open to All

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F Barnes invite you to a FREE  informative talk on Wills & Other Related Topics on Tuesday 17 th  January 7pm To plan ahead SAVES COSTS and gives peace of mind –It never costs as much as you think to organise your affairs ! ...

Merry Christmas from all at F Barnes

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   All the staff at F Barnes would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year     Romford Office  Gidea Park office More at Gidea Park  Collier Row office Porridge says ‘hi’ ...

Sangeet Tatem on Time107.5FM- HCCI Hour -Tuesday 13th December

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Why should I make a Will? Call Time107.5FM at noon today and ask Sangeet Tatem of F Barnes Our head of Probate & Wills, Sangeet Tatem will be giving advice and answering listeners questions on anything you need to know regarding Wills, Probate and...

Helping raise funds for a local Womens & Child refuge

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We were delighted to help another local Bowls club during the 2016 season in their effort to raise funds for their charity. Aveley Bowls Club are dedicated to supporting a local women’s and child refuge and have been organising several events...

F Barnes delighted to sponsor Coopers Coborn U18 football team

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Coopers Coborn U18 team are delighted with their new kit sponsored by F Barnes Solicitors We always enjoy supporting the local community and it was our pleasure to be able to sponsor Coopers Coborn U18 team this season. The boys are doing really well...

Tiina Juhanson wins Managing Director of the Year

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Picture- Tiina Juhanson being presented the Managing Director of the Year Award by Paul McClusky from the sponsors Lloyds Bank (left) and Andrew Roberts, director of Symphony Legal (right). The Symphony Legal Annual Conference and Awards Dinner...

Auction - Is this an option for you? Martin Lawrence can help

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Martin Lawrence of F Barnes is at Countrywide Auctions today at Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly. We are auction specialists and can help anyone in relation to the sale or property at Auction. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of...

Landlord's right to oppose a Lease Renewal By Joanne Druce13th September 2016News

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Specialists in Commercial Property A tenant of a business lease usually has a legal right to renew the lease at the end of the term. However, a landlord can oppose a tenant’s legal right to a lease renewal on any of the seven grounds set out in...

Are you a Landlord or Tenant of a Commercial Property?

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Specialists in Commercial Property Our dedicated Commercial Property team advise and represent clients on a wide spectrum of property-related issues, ensuring that your transaction proceeds smoothly. We deal with the sale and purchase of all types of...

Thinking of Making a Will? Here are some things to think about.

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If you are thinking of making a Will there are several things to think about.  We hope the following will help you in your planning: Executors / Trustees Your executors will be responsible for dealing with your estate in accordance with the...

Considering selling your property at auction? We are here to help...

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Selling at auction can be an ideal way of achieving quick results. Properties for auction require a different approach, our Martin Lawrence has a vast amount of experience in dealing with auction properties, working alongside various auction houses in...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: The New Regime Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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If you were suddenly unable to deal with your financial and or personal affairs due to an illness or accident, who would you want to act on your behalf? You may have heard the terms Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”). The...

Gaynor Lane raises money for St Josephs Hospice

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Our Gaynor Lane took part in the ‘Great East End 10-Mile Walk on the 17th July to raise money for St Joseph’s Hospice. The hospice first opened in 1905 and since then has been caring for and supporting people affected by serious...

F Barnes supports Aveley Bowls Club for charity

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We are delighted to be supporting Aveley Bowls Club in their forthcoming Open Day Events on the 19th and 26th August. Aveley Bowls club have decided to raise funds for a local refuge which was set up to protect abused wives and their children. The open days...

Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator - What is Mediation? Mediation is currently being explored with British families on the BBC2 programme Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator. Mediation can be an effective way of resolving disputes without having to go to Court. It can b

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At a time of bereavement you can rely upon F Barnes solicitors to provide your family with sensitive and sympathetic advice about how best to conclude your affairs and optimise the net value of your estate. Personal Representatives The persons...

Family Law - Mediation explained

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Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator – What is Mediation? Mediation is currently being explored with British families on the BBC2 programme Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator. Mediation can be an effective way of resolving disputes without having to go to Court. It...

F Barnes enjoy a Summer Social on the 14th July

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At F Barnes we do like to get together and celebrate being a friendly practice regularly.  Our last event was held on the 14th July where all staff together with some valued clients and local businesses enjoyed an afternoon at the Romford Bowls Club in...

Chris O'Mahony raises money for J's Hospice

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Chris & Jacqui O’Mahony 23rd June 2016 Chris from the commercial property department signed up to run the Race4Business event in aid of J’Hospice alongside his wife Jacqui to be held in Chelmsford last Thursday. The weather was particularly...

Celebrating Ladies Day at Royal Ascot with members of the Romford Golf Club

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Andrew Liddell, Roger Philpot, Umut Tarhan, Kevin Sandell, Martin Lawrence and Chris O’Mahony. Staff enjoyed a fabulous day at Romford Golf Club on Thursday 16th June to celebrate Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. This is something that team members at...

Chris O'Mahony - Our Commercial Property Solicitor runs to raise money for J's Hospice

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Our latest team member to join the Commercial Property department will be entering a 3.5 mile race on Thursday 23 June which starts at 6.30pm to help raise money for J’s Hospice. This Hospice provides respite care for around 100 young adults with...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - Key points explained and the benefits of planning ahead

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is designed to assist those who believe that they may lose mental capacity over a period of time. An LPA enables you to choose trusted people (Attorneys) to make financial and health and care...

Umut Tarhan joins the Commercial Property and Litigation department at F Barnes

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We welcome our latest team member Umut Tarhan to F Barnes who joined our Commerical Property and Litigation Department at the end of May. Umut  graduated with a Politics degree from the University of Greenwich in 1998 and after working in the...

F Barnes support St Francis Hospice in Will Aid Fortnight

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F Barnes have always supported St Francis Hospice through various fund raising activities. We are delighted to be participating in this years ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ which takes place on 13th – 24th June. The probate team headed by Sangeet...

Team Building - made fun at F Barnes

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At F Barnes we do love to get everybody together several times a year. On April 13th we took the opportunity of spending a few valuable hours together across all departments to discuss the events since our last meeting, what is trending, departmental growth,...

Michelle Holford joins F Barnes Conveyancing team

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F Barnes are delighted to welcome our newest member of our team, Michelle Holford. Michelle  joined our ever growing conveyancing department at the beginning of April  and comes with a wealth of experience in residential property Michelle began...

F Barnes are looking to recruit a Family Solicitor

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F Barnes are an expanding and forward thinking firm of specialist and highly experienced lawyers with Lexcel and CQS accreditations Due to our continued success, we are a growing firm and as a result we have some new and exciting opportunities for high...

Supporting St Francis Hospice through the Business Alliance Group

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As members of the ‘St Francis Hospice Business Alliance Group’ we supported a recent event organised by a fellow member Gary Grant of Startstruck Autographs. Gary has recently appeared in a film written and directed by Steve Blundell...

New Proposals for Additional Nil Rate Tax Band

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It is proposed that there will be an additional Nil Rate Tax Band for a person’s residence when this is passed to a direct descendant on death.  The additional Nil Rate Tax Band will be:- 2017-2018 – £100,000 2018-2019 –...

Probate Court Fees - Will these soon substantially increase?

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The Ministry of Justice is proposing to substantially increase Probate Court fees. The present fee, whatever the value of the Estate, is £155.00 if made by a Solicitor and £215 if made by an individual.  If the new fees are agreed then for...

Chris O'Mahony

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Commercial Property Chris joined F Barnes in June 2016 as an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor. Chris gained his degree (in Law with French) at the University of Kent in 1983.  He then completed his Articles of Clerkship training with...

Wills and Probate team visit Harold Wood Library to give free advice

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On the 10th February 2016 members of our Wills and Probate department will be attending Harold Wood Library at 11am to give a talk on matters relating to the importance of making a will and areas which affect the elderly generally such as Powers of Attorney...

Family Legal Aid - Where are we now?

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Family Law based situations are difficult enough without the worry of how you have to finance a case. For those of us fortunate enough to have the funds to pay for legal advice, help and expertise is available. There are many people that are confused about...

F Barnes join Will Aid for St Francis Hosipice 13th - 24th June

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F Barnes are once again participating in Make a Will Fortnight for St Francis Hospice. Last year we supported this event which raised a total of £11,000 through donations given in return for writing basic wills. We were delighted to support this...

City Trader loses claim for 'Higher Bonus'

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The High Court recently struck out a claim for breach of contract from a money market derivatives trader in relation to his employer’s exercise of its discretion to award him an annual bonus. The employee argued that, in awarding him a significantly...

FREE 30 Minute Consultation with our Family Solicitors

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January is seen as one of the busiest times for family solicitors with ‘Divorce Day’ appearing at the very beginning of the month.  This year the 4th January was labelled as divorce day, the day upon which lawyers receive more new divorce...

The Importance of Making a Will

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A will lets you decide what happens to your money and assets after your death.  If you die without a will the Rules of Intestacy (Administration of Estates) Act 1925 will govern how your estate is administered and who benefits thereunder. Wills are...

Having Problems Regarding Children Matters?

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Children are one of the most important elements of our lives and something we sometimes all need help with. If you have trouble making arrangements for the children then we are here to help. Whether the issues are against a former partner, relative or local...

Our very own 'Martin Lawrence' treads the boards at Tollesbury

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Martin Lawrence from our conveyancing department is about to appear in his third show for the Tollesbury Amateur Players their 2016 pantomime, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. Martin has been busy rehearsing over the last few weeks...

Properties Under the Hammer

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We have been busy this year in attending various auctions and are excited with the development in this area. If you are looking at buying or selling a property at auction please do not hesitate to contact our Martin Lawrence who is an expert in this field....

Tenants of Business Premises - not entitled to refunds

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Is a Tenant of Business Premises entitled to a refund if the break date is between rent payment dates? In December 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that if a Tenant of Business Premises exercises an option to terminate its lease on an agreed break date then...