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Family lawyer Tim Melville-Walker appointed Deputy District Judge

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MacDonald Oates LLP are delighted to announce that our Tim Melville-Walker, head of our family department, has been appointed a Deputy District Judge in the latest round of judicial appointments. A Deputy District Judge deals with almost all of the primary civil areas of law, including not only family law, but also other litigation such as trusts of land, contract disputes and accident work. Deputy District Judges sit part-time, so Tim will be combining being a Judge with his main…

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April 2017: Increase to statutory rates, NMW and compensation limits

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It is that time of year again when its all change ! Out with the old, in with the new. Our quick reference guide here helps you keep up to date with the changes to: Statutory maternity pay and Statutory sick pay National Minimum Wage  (NMW) A weeks pay for redundancy payments and compensation limits at the Tribunal If your business would like to provide your clients with an update in employment law via a seminar or breakfast meeting, please do…

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A successful summer outing!

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Last Friday we were lucky enough to have our Firm outing at one of Goodwood’s Three Friday Nights. It was organised by our Culture Team, which organises our social events and encourages the positive culture at the Firm. The evening involved racing followed by music and dancing and it was a great evening with something for everyone!          

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Welcome to Kate Shires – further growth of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team

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We are very pleased to announce the further growth of our Wills, Probate and Trusts team with the arrival of Kate Shires. Kate has joined us from a long established local firm where she was a Partner for a number of years. Kate completed her Training Contract with Guillaumes Solicitors in Weybridge before joining Potter Owtram & Peck as an Assistant Solicitor in 1998. She was made a Partner in 2002. Kate has a wealth of experience in this area of practice and…

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Landlord Seminar with Williams of Petersfield

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We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting at Williams of Petersfield’s free Landlord seminar on Tuesday 15 September at 6.30pm. It will be held at the Folly Upstairs, 12 College Street, Petersfield, Gu31 4AD. We will be discussing some of the important changes to lettings legislation which may affect Landlords and their property. If you would like to attend please confirm your attendance to lettings@williamsofpetersfield.co.uk. Please see here for the invite – Invite to Landlord seminar    …

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A New Solicitor Joins the Family Team

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We are delighted to announce that Emily Bull has joined our Family team at Petersfield as a Solicitor.   Emily brings a wealth of experience in Family Law having specialised in this area since completing her training contract. Hazel Manktelow (Head of Department) said: “We are delighted that Emily has joined our team of Family Law specialists and we very much look forward to working with her and continuing to provide an excellent tailored service for our clients”

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