Lawyer of the Month
Posted: Jan 17, 2019
Congratulations to Laura Colley, January's Lawyer of the Month!
LEGAL SERVICES: Most people do not know that will-writing is unregulated
Posted: Jan 11, 2019
A survey of more than 1,000 customers has found that 60 percent of them did not know that will-writers are unregulated in the UK.
DOES WILL WRITING NEED TO BE REGULATED?
Posted: Dec 17, 2018
A recent consumer survey by IRN Research and Orchard Reports entitled The Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report 2018, showed that 60% of the people questioned did not know that will-writing is an unregulated activity.
Budget 2018 - First Time Buyers
Posted: Oct 30, 2018
The Chancellor has announced some interesting measures for the housing market. Here’s a round-up of what you need to know:
Posted: Oct 25, 2018
A very grateful client dropped of these lovely flowers and chocolates for Meera Khosla and Anthea to say thank you for the hard work they did to assist in a family matter.
Our family team are happy to help with any issues you may have to include Divorce, Finances, Children, Care. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance the team also offer a free 30 minute advice session for new clients.
No Fault Divorce Plans
Posted: Oct 15, 2018
Recent plans released by Justice Secretary David Gauke to reform marriage law could radically alter the way couples get divorced.
RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will
Posted: Sep 12, 2018
RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will
Making a Will can be difficult for many people: some people don’t want to think about dying, others assume their wealth will automatically pass to their loved ones.
Aretha Franklin joins one of many highly successful artists (such as Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Prince) who did not leave a will – along with thirty million people in the UK who are currently without one. In Franklin’s case, the effect of this is all the more profound: he
Painters Solicitors - Lexcel accredited since 2012
Posted: Sep 10, 2018
Congratulations are in order!
Painters Solicitors has been Lexcel accredited since July 2012. We are very pleased to report we have yet again passed our reaccreditation Audit to continue being Lexcel Accredited for 2018/19. This is a testament to the hard work by all our staff to maintain the high standards required to ensure ongoing accreditation.
London property slump puts brake on UK house price growth
Posted: Aug 20, 2018
UK house price growth slowed in June to the lowest annual rate in five years, driven by falling prices in London, according to official figures.
The annual UK growth rate has slowed steadily since summer 2016 and has remained below 5% throughout 2017 and 2018, with the exception of October 2017.
Digitisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney
Posted: May 22, 2018
Local solicitor Lee Baron, from Painters Solicitors based in Kidderminster, has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registration process fully digital.
A Financial LPA is a legal document that allows someone to appoint trusted individuals to step into their shoes and make important decisions about their finances and property on their behalf. Under the current process, a ‘wet signature’, or the requirement o
Abolishing Inheritance Tax
Posted: May 18, 2018
Abolishing Inheritance Tax?
The Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission has proposed a radical overhaul of the current inheritance tax regime as we know it. It is often seen as the least fair tax and is highly unpopular among those who are unfortunate enough to bear the costs out of their loved ones’ estates.
The tax raised £5.2billion in the 2017/18 tax year, the highest on record, even though only 4% of estates are subject to inheritance tax.
The report calls for
Kemp Hospice Golf Day
Posted: May 10, 2018
The annual Kemp Hospice Charity Golf Day, organised by Painters, took place on Friday 4th May at Kidderminster Golf Club and the 42 golfers helped to raise over £1,000 again!
The winners with 82 points were Jim Mckinley's team but the highlight of the day was the hole-in-one at the 5th by young Worcestershire player Nathan Slater, pictured with Club Captain John Holt.
Thank you to all those who took part and enjoyed another successful day!
Worcestershire Legal Awards
Posted: May 10, 2018
Congratulations to our Family Department's Harriet Wingfield on being nominated and shortlisted in the 'Young Solicitor of the Year' category at the 2018 Worcestershire Law Society's Legal Awards!
Harriet joined Painters in 2014 and specialises in children issues and is experienced in court cases often dealing with vulnerable clients in difficult circumstances.
Closed for Training
Posted: May 04, 2018
On Tuesday the 8th of May, the Kidderminster and Stourport Offices will both be closed due to staff training taking place, sorry for any inconvenience.
Posted: Mar 02, 2018
How is the snow affecting you today? We are open as usual but running with a skeleton staff returned calls may be a
Posted: Feb 12, 2018
On the 22nd of March, Painters Solicitors is once again teaming up with KEMP Hospice to give another day of
Food Bank Donation
Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Following the recent robbery at the Kidderminster food bank, we decided to assist them with a donation of £1000. The
Father Christmas To Visit Painters
Posted: Dec 05, 2017
Father Christmas is on his way to Painters Solicitors to switch on the Christmas Tree Lights! Everyone is here ready for his big arrival!
The Budget: What Was Announced
Posted: Nov 23, 2017
Todays Budget speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, saw a lot of new developments and
Posted: Nov 22, 2017
The day of the Budget is here. Nick Hughes (our Senior Partner) and Reetu Bhandari (an Associate in our Conveyancing
Bowling Team For Worcestershire Law Society Annual Event
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
The Painters Bowling Team had a brilliant night at TenPin Bowling in Worcester last night as we took part in the
Posted: Sep 15, 2017
Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Duce (right) being presented with his prize of a magnum of Champagne (by William
Painters Receive High Accolade Yet Again!
Posted: Aug 04, 2017
We are proud to announce that we have been re-accredited by Lexcel! Our whole firm is delighted, and we could not be
Handelsbanken Event At Arley Arboretum
Posted: Jul 06, 2017
Nick Hughes attended a Handelsbanken Event at Arley Arboretum yesterday evening it was a fantastic evening with
Posted: Jul 05, 2017
We are happy to welcome back Harriet Wingfield from maternity leave this morning. Harriet has returned to her role
Painters Team At The Kemp Hospice Midnight Walk
Posted: Jun 19, 2017
On Saturday Night at Midnight, surprisingly!, a team of 11 girls (not all would be photographed!) set off around
Painters Are Taking Part In Kemp Hospice The Reunion Midnight Walk
Posted: May 18, 2017
Here are the girls testing out their t-shirts prior to the walk on 17th June!
Proud Day As Kidderminster Community Champion Charles Talbot Receives His MBE From The Princess Royal
Posted: May 04, 2017
Charles Talbot MBE unveils the new KDYT defibrillator - his first engagement since being presented with his gong by Princess Anne
Kemp Hospice Midnight Walk - 17th June 2017
Posted: Apr 03, 2017
Painters Solicitors have 12 Ladies taking part in the Midnight Walk for Kemp Hospice, there is a Just Giving Page
£200 Raised For Comic Relief
Posted: Mar 27, 2017
Here at Painters we raised £100 for Comic Relief. Both offices made a donation for dressing down/wearing red and
Red Nose Day Antics!
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Painters Partners and Staff having fun for Red Nose Day, we are wering Red, and obvioulsy red noses! to raise.
Painters/Kemp Charity Golf Day!
Posted: Mar 21, 2017
Thank you William Painter for organising the Kemp Charity Golf Day on Friday 17th March. It was a great turn out
KEMP Hospice Golf Day
Posted: Feb 09, 2017
KEMP Hospice Golf Day – 17th March 2017. Our sixth Annual Golf event is being held again at Kidderminster Golf