FREE MATRIMONIAL ADVICE IN JANUARY

Throughout January Pictons will be offering free matrimonial advice sessions for those who are looking for help with issues relating to marriage, divorce, finances, cohabitation and children. The sessions are by appointment only so please ring 01582 870880 and speak with Sarah to arrange a convenient time. All sessions are fully confidential and will take…

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60 Second interview with John Bartholomew at our Tring office.

1.    How long have you worked for Pictons? I have worked as a Consultant with Pictons since 1st November 2010. 2.    What area of law do you specialise in? My work mainly consists of Commercial Property including property development. I also do some private client work including Wills, Trusts, administration of estates and estate and…

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A 30 second divorce – how do I get one?

Ant McPartlin and his ex-wife have recently been in the news with their 30 second divorce.  But what does this mean? Is this true? Can you get one? In recent years we have continuously been told about celebrities who are able to get “quickie” divorces. Lilly Macintosh and Professor Green were married for two years…

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Pictons Solicitors LLP secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark

Pictons Solicitors LLP located in Herts, Beds and Bucks has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 6th year in a row that Pictons has achieved CQS accreditation. Pictons underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order…

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Stamp Duty and the Autumn Budget

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDTL) Relief following the Autumn 2018 Budget. On Monday, 29th October, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, announced changes to the current SDLT regime. The new measures will apply to individuals who fall within the “first-time buyers” category purchasing shared ownership homes valued up to £500,000. Who are “first time buyers”?…

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Security of Tenure

Are you approaching the end of your fixed term commercial lease? If you are running your business from commercial premises subject to a contractual tenancy, it might be worthwhile checking whether your lease says anything about the Security of Tenure provisions to ascertain whether you can renew your lease and continue to run your business…

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Pictons on a High with Friends and Neighbours

This week Pictons hosted the final of three summer networking events held on the rooftop terrace at their new offices in Luton. Pictons moved in to their new state of the art offices at 5th Floor, Hampton by Hilton, 42-50 Kimpton Road, LU2 0FP on the 30th April and the move has been an unprecedented…

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Pictons Partner Siobhan Rooney Visits Milton Keynes Bumps and Babies Group

Siobhan Rooney of Pictons Solicitors visited a Bumps and Babies group in Milton Keynes last Monday run by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) to talk to young parents about safeguarding their futures from a legal perspective. Siobhan, a Partner and Head of Family and Private Client at Pictons was there to offer support and guidance…

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