News

18th May 2020

Following the publication of the Government’s Covid-19 recovery plan on 11th May 2020, the new regulations on moving house came into force from 13th May 2020, the aim being to kick-start the housing market.  ...

Stags
18th May 2020

The Government published ‘COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities’ on 28 March 2020. This guidance gives details of measures to help renters during the current coronavirus crisis. It clarifies the ...

24th March 2020

We remain fully open for business to assist our clients during the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. In line with current government advice, our offices in Petersfield and Midhurst remain open and operational ...

20th March 2020

MacDonald Oates remains fully open for business and is committed to providing you with the best possible service, tailored to your individual needs. As a responsible business we will continue to monitor and adhere to Government advice ...

Employment Law
18th March 2020

With more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), being reported in the UK each day, employers will be wondering how to handle the issue especially as they may need to react fast if a situation develops in the workplace or if there are ...

18th March 2020

We are delighted to welcome Emily Bower to our family department. Emily joins us as a Solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience. Tim Melville-Walker, Partner and Head of Family, stated “I am delighted that Emily has joined our ...

16th March 2020

From 6 April 2020 legislation will increase compensation limits and other statutory payments. Compensation limit Maximum limit on a weeks pay will increase from £525 to £538. Maximum compensatory award at an Employment Tribunal will ...

16th March 2020

Buyers should be aware that they will not get any guarantee or warranty from a seller as to the physical state of the property they are buying. Buyers should therefore carry out a full survey in respect of the property before exchange ...

Hills
10th March 2020

When a loved one dies it can seem very daunting having to deal with their affairs. “For many people it is a case of knowing who to turn to and what to do next. It can be very easy to feel overwhelmed,” says Ben Holden, Wills and ...

Stags
29th January 2020

Patrick Jenkins, Partner and Head of Litigation, considers some of the issues which can arise where no Will, or a Will that proves to be deficient, has been prepared and why it is important to have an up-to-date and properly executed ...

Hills
21st January 2020

Is your property registered at HM Land Registry? Registration of title deeds establishes proof of ownership and produces an easy-to-read document, reflecting the contents of all the relevant documents relating to the property. This ...

Family Law
7th January 2020

It sounds flippant, but it is a fact that there are a lot of relationship breakdowns in January. “Black Monday” or “Divorce Day”, the supposed day of highest demand for Divorces, is something of a myth, but there is no doubt that ...