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F Barnes Solicitors - St Francis Hospice Make a Will Scheme

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F Barnes are delighted to be working in partnership with St Francis Hospice in conjunction with their 'Make a Will' scheme. St Francis Hospice is a wonderful charity close to our hearts and we are ever grateful for the services they...

F Barnes welcome Liam Gough - Solicitor in Wills and Probate

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Liam Gough - Associate Solicitor joins our Wills and Probate Team We are thrilled to welcome Liam into the F Barnes family, who has certainly settled in well having already seen many clients, old and new, at our Gidea Park...

Vacancy - Residential Property Solicitor Romford

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Worried about the future at your current firm? Have you been made redundant due to Covid? Are you fed up trying to reach 'Impossible Daily Targets? Want to...

Vacancy - Litigation/Family Solicitor 1 - 3 years PQE

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Want to benefit from an individual ‘Profit Related Pay Bonus Scheme’? Are you looking to develop your career path and business development? Want to be part of a fully supportive friendly...

Our Katie Walker Turns 40!

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F Barnes family wish our Katie Walker a Happy 40th Birthday Katie is F Barnes first point of contact with their clients, she is our receptionist at both Collier Row and Romford branches. Katie has such a...

Settlement Agreements - What do Employees Need to Know?

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What is a settlement agreement? Formerly known as a compromise agreement, a settlement agreement is a legally binding contract made between employer and employee. A settlement agreement is usually used in...

Moving Home? First Time Buyer? F Barnes Solicitors have 5 Star Client Reviews

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Katrina Lewis and team offer that 'Personal Touch' when it comes to Moving Home What makes our job worthwhile is to hear from happy clients. Our company ethos has always been that the 'Clients Come First'....

Private Client Solicitor Vacancy

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Are you a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive with 5 years PQE in Wills &Probate? Want to join a friendly team with great opportunities to progress? Due to our success we have...

The Land Registry now accepts Electronic Signatures

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HM Land Registry Reveals Changes to Signature Requirements HM Land Registry has recently confirmed that it will now start accepting electronic signatures – paving the way for the entire conveyancing process to be...

Legal Advice Available During Covid 19

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F Barnes Solicitors are 'Open for Business' Coronavirus - Let's Look After Our Families As we navigate through this unchartered territory we wanted to bring a positive...

I am the Victim of Domestic Abuse - What can I do?

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Stuck in an abusive relationship during lockdown? You are not alone. Although it may feel that now you are trapped more than ever, the options available to you are still the same despite coronavirus, and there are many...

Covid-19 - Update to our Legal Services

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Covid 19 - No Disruption To Our Service Please note that whilst our offices are closed to clients in accordance with government guidelines we can still assist you with all your legal services from the comfort of your own...

Tracey Levins - Fun Facts about Working from Home

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A day in the life of Tracey Levins of #TeamFBarnes Day 4 On day 4 of our meet the team working from home we take a visit to Tracey Levins who is your highly experienced 'always in demand'...

Sangeet Tatem - Covid 19 - In the words of Queen - Don't Stop Me Now!

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A day in the life of Sangeet Tatem of #TeamFBarnes Sangeet Tatem working hard at Collier Row Day 3: As most of us start to get used to working from home...

F Barnes Solicitors are still 'Open for Business'

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Coronavirus - Let's Look After Our Families We are heading towards unchartered territory in the coming weeks and are all aware of the impact this may have on our lives. Whilst we are surrounded by the doom and...

Private Client Wills & Probate Paralegal / PA Vacancy

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Are you an experienced PA/ Legal Assistant in Wills & Probate? Want to be part of a friendly caring team? We Need YOU! The successful candidate must be...

F Barnes Quiz Team attends Queens Theatre Big Quiz

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Queens Theatre Quiz a huge Success Well done to Tom Lowe for organising such a great night last Thursday at the Queens Theatre. Local businesses turned out in support to raise money for the theatre which is a...

We welcome Reema Battu to F Barnes

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Announcing our latest team member - Reema Battu We were delighted when Reema agreed to join us in January this year as she is an absolute breath of fresh air! Reema joins the ever busy property department...

Vacancy - Private Client Paralegal / Assistant

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Would you like a new career in the New Year? Want to be a valued member of a friendly team? We are seeking an experienced Paralegal assistant with private client experience in the Wills...

Vacancy - Litigation Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor

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​ Want to have a new challenge in 2020? Are you looking to develop your career path and business development? Want to be part of a fully supportive friendly practice? We are...

Vacancy - Float Private Client & Property Legal Secretary

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Experienced Private Client & Conveyancing Float Legal Secretary Required We require an experienced secretary to join us as a float assisting legal advisors predominately in the private client and property departments...

What is Divorce Day?

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Financial pressures and family tensions over the Christmas period are blamed for the surge in divorce enquiries. When is Divorce Day? Divorce day is the first working Monday in January, this...

Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Francis Hospice

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Christmas Jumper Day 2019 at Team F Barnes On Friday 13th December we supported St Francis Hospice with their Christmas Jumper Day at work. We are a little light on staff members on a Friday...

Vacancy - Property Assistant or Paralegal Required

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Full Time Property Legal Assistant / Paralegal Required A multi office High Street, Lexcel accredited practice seeks an experienced residential property legal assistant/paralegal. We seek someone who is...

Christmas Celebrations at Havering Indoor Bowls Club

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F Barnes wish all the members and their families of 'Havering Indoor Bowls Club' a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020! Thank you to everyone at the H.I.B.C in Hornchurch for inviting us along to your...

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Havering Indoor Bowls Club

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F Barnes attend Havering Indoor Bowls Club Team F Barnes were delighted to go along to the Havering Indoor Bowls Club on 21st November to support the Macmillan coffee morning. As proud sponsors it is always lovely to see old members and meet new...

F Barnes complete 'Dementia Awareness' training

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F Barnes welcomed Sue Anderson of Havering Dementia Action Alliance to their Gidea Park office We were delighted to be given the chance to receive in-house Dementia training so we could better understand what...

St Francis Hospice fundraiser was a great success

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Some of the F Barnes team at St Francis Hospice 007 Ball at Hylands House We were delighted to attend the St Francis annual black tie ball on Saturday. This year it was a 007 themed evening held at Hylands House which...

Romford Bowls Club Race Night 2019

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Thank you Romford Bowls Club for such a fantastic night on Friday at the Race Night. Team F Barnes had a great time, so nice to see so many familiar faces. Congratulations to Sarah who won our free Will on the night. The night raised even more money for...

Rememberance Day 2019 - Lest We Forget

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Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pay respects to the brave men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives in the line of duty. F Barnes join the world in remembering those who...

Romford Bowls Club Awards Presentation 2019

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What an afternoon celebrating with Romford Bowls Club Members - Thankyou! F Barnes were thrilled to attend the Romford Bowls Club presentation awards for the fourth year running at the weekend. Katrina and Joanne was ...

Disputing a Will - Does this affect your mental health?

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Co-habiting couples - the need to challenge a Will When someone decides to enter into a personal litigation such as disputing a will it can have a dramatic affect on their mental health. ...

Havering Business Showcase - Team FB

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F Barnes at the Havering Business Showcase 2019 Once again we were delighted to attend the Queens theatre on Monday evening for the 2019 Havering Business Showcase organised by Havering Chamber of...

Can I appoint someone to manage my affairs?

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Sangeet Tatem explains how you can appoint someone you trust to manage your affairs when you are unable to deal with this on your own Sangeet and team attended St Francis Hospice last week to explain to staff and...

Queens speech reintroduces the 'no-fault' Divorce Bill

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On the 14th October the Parliamentary Bill introducing the proposed 'no-fault' Divorce was re-introduced in the Queens speech The Queen’s speech, which outlines the plans for the parliamentary year, has brought...

Residential & Commercial Property Solicitor Vacancy

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Are you fed up trying to reach 'Impossible Daily Billing Targets? Want to benefit from a Flexi-Time Contract with Individual Profit Related Pay Bonus Schemes? Are you...

Winner of the Gidea Park & Romford Free Will

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Our Latest Winner of the F Barnes Free Will Raffle Prize was from Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Congratulations to Ashley who won the raffle prize during the Family Fun Day at Gidea Park & Romford...

Havering Indoor Bowls Club - Awards Evening

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Sangeet Tatem attends Awards Evening at Havering Indoor Bowls Club It was so lovely to be invited to attend the Havering Indoor Bowls Club for the second year running. We were delighted to...

The Coopers' Company & Cobourn School Fireworks Evening

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As supporters of The Coopers' Company & Coborn School we are delighted to announce the details of this years 'Fireworks Display'. It is even bigger and better than last year! Tickets can be purchased by calling 01708 250500 ...

Havering Half Marathon - A Great Success!

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Team F Barnes & Company From left to right, Stephanie Davison, Joanne Druce, Councillor Dilip Patel, Andrew Rosindell MP, Sangeet Tatem, Emma Chinnery, Councillor Nisha Patel We couldn't be happier when we...

Havering Half Marathon - Here We Come!

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Good Luck to all the Participants in the Havering Half Marathon We are proud to be sponsoring the Havering Half Marathon in aid of Havering Mind this Sunday. We are keeping all our fingers crossed for the weather to be...

Team F Barnes Winners of Local Quiz in Aid of Tapestry

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Team F Barnes from left to right, Tiina, Kaylee, Ingrid, Sebastian, Martin & Laura Hanford (absent from picture) We were delighted to enter a local quiz organised by our business partner and friend ...

Need a Polish speaking Legal Advisor?

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Our Polish legal advisor 'Sebastian Jakubowski' provides legal advice and representation to the Polish community. Having been raised locally Sebastian and his family have always been active members in the Polish community and...

Do I need to make a new Will if I divorce or remarry?

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Sangeet, Paul and Joanne visit Romford Bowls Club to explain the complex rules on Inheritance Tax with Top Tips for Tax Planning The team were out in the community once again delivering a free seminar on estate planning...

How easy is it to sell a property at Auction

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 26th September. Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 26th September at...

F Barnes makes the Romford Recorder

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We were delighted to sponsor the Romford Junior Open Recently Congratulations to all the winners! ...

Welcome to our latest team member - Harriet Whiteside

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Harriet joins the Family Department at F Barnes Harriet Whiteside​ We would officially like to welcome Harriet into the 'F Barnes Family'. Harriet is a Legal Executive and ...

How much does it cost to extend my Lease?

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F Barnes Solicitors 'Where Clients Come First' Aman Panwar can give you a free quotation and time estimate if you are looking to extend your Lease. These can be more complex and costly than you think, your...

Vacancy - Private Client Legal Secretary

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Experienced Legal Assistant / PA in Private Client & Property Wanted A multi office High Street, Lexcel accredited practice seeks an experienced Legal Assistant /Secretary with private client experience in the Wills...

Welcome Back to Kaylee Justham

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F Barnes would like to give a 'Warm Welcome Back' to our Kaylee Justham Kaylee has just returned to F Barnes after maternity leave. Kaylee now has her hands full with two young children having had her youngest...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 125 Years Junior Golf Open

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Romford Golf Club 125 Years Essex Junior Open 2019 We were thrilled to be sponsoring this event which took place at Romford Golf Club on Thursday 1st August. A warm congratulations to not only the winners but all those that...

Can England Win the Ashes?

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The Ashes 2019 The Ashes starts at 11 am today at Edgbaston. Australia are the current holders but we hope that the England captain, Joe Root will lead our side to victory. England have not lost a home Ashes...

Proud Sponsors of Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club

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F Barnes are delighted to announce the latest sponsorship of Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club The cricket club are members of the Shepherd Neame Essex League and are based at Gidea Park Sports Ground near...

How much does it cost to buy a property at Auction

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is our Auction property expert. Martin Lawrence of F Barnes advises clients on all types of auction propert sales and purchases. The next auction is held by Clive...

Raising money for The London Fire Brigade appeal

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We would like to congratulate Kevin Rawlings, Partner at Steps Estate Agents for completing a charity Abseil on Saturday 29 th June 2019, in aid of the “LONDON FIRE BRIGADE APPEAL”. Kevin along with four others completed...

We welcome our latest team member 'Sebastian Jakubowski'

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Announcing Our Latest Member of The Team The F Barnes family extends a warm welcome to Sebastian Jakubowski who joined us this week. Sebastian has joined us as a Trainee...

F Barnes welcomes 'Baby Angela Olubiyi' into the world!

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Congratulations to our Paul Olubiyi We are delighted to announce the arrival of little baby Angela Olubiyi. Angela was born on Friday 21st June and was welcomed into the world by her older brother, Victor who was...

Inheritance Tax - We explain what you will be expected to pay

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Our probate team are always out in the community. We had the pleasure of presenting a talk on all aspects relating to Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax at Romford Golf Club yesterday. As part of our talk we cover the importance of planning for the future in...

How do I sell my property at Auction?

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Martin Lawrence has over 30 years experience in selling and buying properties at Auction Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? We are auction specialists and can help anyone in...

How Much Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax Will I Pay?

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We would like to invite you to our next FREE event which is an informative talk on Wills & Other Related Topics on Monday 24 th June 5.30-7.30pm Our probate team are always out in the community and are delighted...

Langtons Summer Concert was Glorious This Weekend

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Thank you to 'Jeremy West' of 'West & Coe Funerals' For Your Hospitality The Langtons Summer Concert was held on Sunday 2nd June. This is always a well attended event with the Westminster Philarmonic...

What are the common pitfalls when moving home?

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Why is Moving Home so Stressful? Everybody talks about the stresses and heartache that they go through when moving house. Moving home is deemed as one of the most stressful times in your life so how can you try to mitigate this...

Dying Awareness Week 2019

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What things are highlighted during 'Dying Awareness Week'? Dying Awareness Week is traditionally held during May and is a week long campaign which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking...

Backlog of applications for a Grant of Probate are announced

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The Government announces longer than usual delays in processing applications for a 'Grant of Probate' - Why? The Roll out of new software at probate registries across England and Wales has caused long delays to obtaining grants...

Porridge covers Gidea Park Reception

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Porridge was asked to cover Gidea Park reception today! Porridge is normally on Collier Row or Romford receptions but today enjoyed meeting and greeting clients at our Gidea Park office. Her colleagues were very...

Delighted to be helping St Francis Hospice

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The £50 Challenge for St Francis Hospice Raises £468 from F Barnes We were delighted to present St Francis Hospice with our cheque for £468 yesterday. Katrina Lewis and Joanne Druce met with Tom Murtagh of...

Captains Day at Havering Indoor Bowls Club

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What a lovely way to spend a Wednesday afternoon! Lady Captain Anne with Gentleman Captain Dave We were back out in the community last week attending the Havering Indoor Bowls Club 'Captains...

Great result for The Coopers' Company & Coborn School Football Team

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The Coopers' Company & Coborn School first XI are in the next round of the London School Cup We were delighted to see our sponsored football team move onto the next round recently. Two...

Wine & Cheese Fundraising Evening a Success

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Our Wine & Cheese Evening in aid of 'St Francis Hospice' was enjoyed by all The Big F Barnes Cheese Quiz Winners (from left to right) Tom Murtagh of St Francis Hospice, Jeremy West of...

The New 11th Tee at Romford Golf Club is Unveiled

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Romford Golf Club Members Receive 10% Discount on our Legal Fees We have had a long standing relationship with the members of Romford Golf Club and were delighted to be given...

How can I raise money for St Francis Hospice?

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The St Francis £50 Challenge has begun! Businesses that have signed up to the Hospice £50 challenge were presented with their £50 cash last night at the Education Centre. Tom and Adam from the...

Vacancy - Trainee Solicitor

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TRAINEE SOLICITOR VACANCY F Barnes are looking to recruit a trainee solicitor to join their training programme. We would like someone who has had first-hand experience as a paralegal since obtaining their LPC. This would...

Who Will Be The £50 Challenge Champion?

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A New Fun Way to Fundraise Has Been Announced by St Francis Hospice From Left to Right, Sangeet Tatem, Martin Lawrence, Joanne Druce, Stephanie Davison, Paul Olubiyi One of our chosen charities, St Francis...

Wishing our clients a Happy New Year!

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At F Barnes Solicitors we would like to take the the time to wish all our clients and business partners a wonderful New Year. Thank you to everyone that has supported us with our charity work over the past year. We look forward to sharing more time with...

Wishing all our clients a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

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Wishing Our Clients Festive Greetings We would like to wish each and every one of our clients and our corporate partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you and your families enjoy the...

Celebrating a Fantastic Fundraising Year with Barry Hearn

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World Darts Championships with Patron Barry Hearn Joanne and Sangeet enjoyed a wonderful day with Barry Hearn at the World Championships on Tuesday. FBarnes are members of the st Francis...

We love getting out in the Community

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Hornchurch Indoor Bowls Club - Our invitation to their Christmas Gala Day We were delighted to be invited along to the clubs Christmas Gala day yesterday. The members were so welcoming and we had a lot of fun. We held a...

Martin Lawrence & Stephanie Davison have another 'Happy Client'

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Happy Clients mean a Happy Team So delighted today when a client popped in to give Martin and Stephanie a 'Thank You' gift. This client had experienced a break down of their chain relating to a house sale and purchase...

Announcing Collier Row's 'A Christmas Story'

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A Wonderful Local Christmas Event for Families is coming to Collier Row on Friday 7th December We are delighted to be supporting the Collier Row Community Group with the 'Follow a Star' Christmas event on Friday 7th...

F Barnes Celebrate the News of the Arrival of Baby Isabella

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Congratulations to our Kaylee Justham on the Birth of Baby Isabella We were all so delighted to hear that our Kaylee had given birth to a beautiful baby girl at 12.56 on Saturday 17th November which was her expected...

Is it easy to sell a property at Auction?

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 8th November2018 Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 8th November 2018 - at...

Announcing our new partnership with Havering Indoor Bowls Club

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Working in the Community works for us! We are delighted to be partnering with another community group and social club, Havering Indoor Bowls Club. We were so impressed with this fantastic venue which offers not only bowls facilities...

Announcing our new partnership with Hornchurch Indoor Bowls Club

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Working in the Community works for us! We are delighted to be partnering with another community group and social club, Hornchurch Indoor Bowls Club. We were so impressed with this fantastic venue which offers not only bowls...

What do I do if I need advise in a Custody Battle?

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Custody Battles are complex - Laura Hanford has years of supportive experience and can help Dealing with matters involving custody battles are sensitive. You need to know that the person acting for you has your...

A Fantastic Amount Raised for St Francis Hospice

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£2300 raised for St Francis Hospice at Our Lawn Bowls Networking Event On 12th September local businesses attended our annual lawn bowls fundraising event in aid of St Francis Hospice. Romford Bowls club very kindly host...

Networking Event in Aid of St Francis Hospice

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Our Invitation to a Networking Event with a Difference Click HERE to order your tickets - last few places remaining ...

Can I get a better price for my property selling at Auction

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 9th August 2018 Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Harman Healy Auction on...

Vacancy for Legal Cashier

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Assistant Part Time Legal Cashier Required About Us Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced legal cashier to assist in accounts and with our administration. The candidate needs to be...

Vacancy - Temp Legal Secretary

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Temporary Experienced Private Client & Conveyancing Legal Secretary Required We require an experienced secretary to join us on a temporary basis working three to five days per week. The practice has been established for...

Vacancy for Legal Secretary to join Wills & Probate Department

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Legal Secretary with Private Client Experience Required with Immediate Start Job Description A multi office High Street, Lexcel accredited practice seeks an experienced Legal Secretary with private client experience in the...

How much does it cost to sell at Auction

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 12th July 2018 Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Harman Healy Auction on Thursday...

Sangeet Tatem becomes a Director at F Barnes

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Sangeet Tatem announced as Director of F Barnes We were delighted to announce this week that Sangeet Tatem will be joining both Tiina Juhanson and Katrina Lewis as a Director of the practice. The ladies...

What help can I get with Care Costs?

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Our next FREE event on Planning Care for the Future We are really pleased to be attending Heatherbrook Care Home on 28th June 2018- 2.30-4.30pm. This is a lovely home specialising in Dementia care....

Celebrating Andrew Liddell's Birthday

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Happy Birthday Andrew We love to celebrate special occasions at F Barnes. Today some of the Gidea Park staff enjoyed a lovely lunch at Kervan for Andrew Liddell's 'annual' 39th Birthday! ...

Wheres the nearest Auction to Romford

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Harman Healy Auction on Thursday 7th June 2018 Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Harman Healy Auction on...

Is it difficult to sell a property at Auction

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Interested in the benefit of selling or buying a property at Auction? Martin Lawrence is at Clive Emson Auction on Monday 11th June 2018 Martin Lawrence of F Barnes will be at the Clive Emson Auction on Monday...

Romford Bowls Club- we love supporting this wonderful club

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So happy to be supporting our local Bowls Club again this year. What a wonderful little club this is! Based in the heart of 'Lodge Farm Park' in Romford they would like to invite new members both young and old to...

What should I do if I am concerned about my parents mental capacity?

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Planning ahead is Essential for Peace of Mind Planning for your own future or for the future of a loved one, can be done at any stage in your life. Over 70% of the UK population do not have a valid Will....

Make a Will Fortnight in aid of Saint Francis Hospice

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Saint Francis Hospice Make a Will Fortnight 11th-22nd June 2018 F Barnes are one of the longstanding committed participating solicitors in the Hospice annual Make a Will Fortnight event. In a response from local supporters, last...