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Archive for October, 2015

Kitsons Praised In Top Legal Sector Directories

Posted by on October 30th 2015 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Praised In Top Legal Sector Directories

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been praised in the South West chapters of the latest editions of Chambers UK and the Legal 500 – the most prestigious guides to the UK legal profession.

Highlights include Kitsons’ Corporate and Employment teams achieving ‘Tier 2’ statuses in the Legal 500 whilst the firm’s Private Client team has been recommended in the 2016 edition of Chambers for its expertise in complex trust work and asset protection, and for its strong advice on wealth protection for high net worth individuals, estates, families and trustees. Other areas where the firm features prominently include Litigation, Commercial...

The Importance Of Social Interaction In The Workplace

Posted by on October 28th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

The Importance Of Social Interaction In The Workplace

I recently tweeted an article from “Management Today” about business owners looking after themselves, and the fact that the health of the business owner is integral to the health of the business.

This article got me thinking, and as I spend every day looking at people management issues it is easy to spot people who have stopped looking after themselves, believing that the good of the business is more important than their own wellbeing, whether that is their own business or they are working for someone else. The article specifically referred to diet, rest and exercise, as you would...

Local Volunteer Honoured with Children & Young People Award

Posted by on October 23rd 2015 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Devon Community Foundation hosted its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards sponsored by Quilter Cheviot last week, honouring the hard work and achievements of the many volunteers making a real difference in our Devon communities. Charlie Aston from Youth Genesis was awarded the Children and Young People Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by Kitsons LLP.

The Youth Genesis Trust works with young people in Torbay who lack opportunities to engage in employment, training and education or are involved in risk taking behaviour such as offending and substance misuse. Volunteers work with the...

Statement Following the Sentencing of Simon Armitage

Posted by on October 22nd 2015 in Statements

An Exeter-based solicitor has been jailed after being convicted of fraud.

Simon Armitage carried out the crimes over a period of about three years between 2010 and 2013.

All of the offences took place when Armitage was running his own firm, Armitage & Co, based in Exeter.

It was another legal firm, Kitsons Solicitors, which alerted police to his illegal activities.

Today Simon Armitage was convicted at Exeter Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to nine charges of fraud and one of forgery. He was sentenced to four years.

Simon Armitage founded Armitage & Co in September 1979, operating as a sole practitioner in Exeter for...