Announcements

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
18th September 2019

We are delighted to welcome Graham Jewell to our Company and Commercial Department. Graham joins us as an Associate with a wealth of experience and is based at our Petersfield office. Kevin Smith, Partner and Head of Company and ...

Key to success
13th June 2019

Matthew Archer, commercial property specialist in our commercial department, has recently helped his client, Liphook Day Centre, secure a much reduced rent allowing the centre to remain open for elderly members of the community. This ...

Family Law
24th April 2019

At MacDonald Oates we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best possible service. We seek feedback from our clients on a regular basis and following a review of all completed feedback forms returned in 2018 we are ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
30th January 2019

News for the New Year MacDonald Oates LLP has undergone an extensive recruitment campaign with 7 new fee earners joining the firm over the past few months and with further recruitment planned to continue into the New Year. This drive ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
30th December 2018

We are proud to have sponsored the first ‘Glow Ride’ in Denmead. It was held on Friday 28th December in Denmead to highlight the need for us to be seen on our bikes in the dark and was organised by Terri Bryant of Body ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
9th August 2018

Our Starter Pack is ideal if you are employing your first employee or you want to update your contracts of employment. The pack gives you the basic HR and legal documentation you will need for employing your first employee and all at a ...

Key to success
7th March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Clare Ridout in our Wills, Probate and Trusts department has successfully gained her STEP qualification. The STEP Diploma is a highly regarded academic qualification in the practice area of Will, ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
1st July 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have some internal promotions to celebrate! Linda Wilson, Head of Employment Department, has been promoted to Partner as from 1 July 2017. Linda joined the firm in September 2012 as an Associate and ...

Key to success
26th June 2017

We are delighted to announce that Clare Ridout in our Wills, Probate and Trusts department has passed her tax paper, which is part of the STEP qualification. The STEP Diploma is a highly regarded academic qualification in the practice ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
19th January 2017

As a business, have you resolved this year to be more efficient? less stressed by HR issues? Or do you need some support with employment law matters? If so, we have created a service that has helped our small to medium sized clients ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
20th October 2016

Couples going through a separation often fear the worst; lengthy court proceedings that result in nothing but upset and extortionate legal costs. However, in reality very few of our clients go down this route. Most cases we deal with ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
3rd October 2016

We are very pleased to announce that on 1 October 2016 MacDonald Oates LLP acquired the firm of Brown-Hovelt Veale Nelson, where Roger Brown-Hovelt is the remaining Partner and sole practitioner.  He has specialised in Wills, Trusts, ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
30th June 2016

As a growing firm, we are looking for people to join us in different departments. We feel it is key for us to attract the right calibre of staff so we are able to provide our clients with the high standards of service they deserve. We ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
27th June 2016

Our charity of the year is the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, which is a local charity which provides care at home for children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses and support for their families. Kate Shires, in our Wills, Probate and ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
1st June 2016

At MacDonald Oates we are passionate about our high standards of client service and therefore it is incredibly rewarding when we receive such positive feedback as reflected in our testimonials. We collect all the feedback we receive ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
9th May 2016

We are pleased to report that Tim Melville-Walker, the head of our family department, has become one of the first lawyers in the country to qualify as an arbitrator for children matters. Tim has been a family law arbitrator for some ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
21st April 2016

MacDonald Oates’ Corporate Partner Kevin Smith led the Commercial Services team on the purchase of Erne Travel for client Norad Travel Limited. The Commercial Services team included Linda Wilson, Employment Associate, who advised on ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
24th March 2016

We are sadly saying goodbye to Julia Smith, who is leaving us to enjoy her well deserved retirement in the West Country. Julia has been at the firm for over 42 years as a secretary having worked in many different teams during her time ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
14th March 2016

This time of year is all about change and it is also the time that employers need to watch out for any changes to payments such as statutory sick pay and maternity pay. Although this year there is little change to such payments, ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
7th March 2016

We are delighted to be raising money this year for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. This local charity provides care at home for children with life -threatening or terminal illnesses and support for their families. We have already held a ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
21st January 2016

We value the quality of the service that we offer our clients above all else.   For that reason we ask our clients to describe their experience of using MacDonald Oates, in order that we can understand whether we are meeting our ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
13th January 2016

A New Year often motivates us to change the way we look. It may be a new diet, more exercise or a new hair cut. However, when Becca Ashton, a member of our Family team, had her hair cut, her motivation was something a bit different. As ...