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RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will

Posted: Sep 12, 2018
Wills & Probate

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

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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.

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London property slump puts brake on UK house price growth

Posted: Aug 20, 2018
Property

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.

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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

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Abolishing Inheritance Tax

Posted: May 18, 2018
Wills & Probate

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Snow

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

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Charity Golf

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

On the 22nd of March, Painters Solicitors is once again teaming up with KEMP Hospice to give another day of

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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

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Christmas Opening Hours

Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Please note this office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will be...

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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!

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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

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The Budget

Posted: Nov 22, 2017

The day of the Budget is here. Nick Hughes (our Senior Partner) and Reetu Bhandari (an Associate in our Conveyancing

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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

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Congratulations!

Posted: Sep 15, 2017

Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Duce (right) being presented with his prize of a magnum of Champagne (by William

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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

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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

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Welcome Back!

Posted: Jul 05, 2017

We are happy to welcome back Harriet Wingfield from maternity leave this morning. Harriet has returned to her role

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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£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

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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.

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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

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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

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