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Kitsons Appoint New Commercial Property Partner

Posted by on February 24th 2016 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Matthew Bryant

Devon law firm Kitsons has appointed renowned Commercial Property specialist, Matthew Bryant, as a Partner in its Plymouth office.

The appointment complements an already successful and highly experienced team which is able to advise on every aspect of commercial property.

Matthew will specialise in freehold sales and purchases; 1954 Act business tenancy lease renewals; small business (asset) sales and purchases and transfers of going concerns especially in the retails and leisure sectors; sales and purchase of development sites for residential and commercial development; and general landlord and tenant and property advice.  

Matthew, a former Associate Solicitor at Nash & Co, has vast...

Unreasonable Financial Provision?

Posted by on February 22nd 2016 in Contentious Probate

Unreasonable Financial Provision?

Claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 always have a high human interest factor and none more so when they are both high-profile and high-value, such as the claim by Thandi Wooldridge against the estate of her late husband, building tycoon Ian Wooldridge. 

Mr Wooldridge died in a helicopter crash in 2010, reportedly leaving an estate valued at £10 million.  Out of this, Mrs Wooldridge received the family home of Glanfield Manor in Surrey (valued at £4.25 million) and other assets valued at around £1.6 million. 

However, Mrs Wooldridge then made a claim for a further £3.75...

The Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016

Posted by on February 1st 2016 in Kitsons News

The Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016

Kitsons Solicitors are delighted to announce our renewal of shirt sponsorship for the Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016.

This extremely popular event will take to the streets of Torbay on Saturday 9th July 2016, with around 2,000 ladies taking part in aid of raising money for this fantastic local charity. Each year the 5-10 mile routes seem to grow in demand and this year is no different, with 800 ladies already signed up in just over 2 weeks!

Kitsons will be entering a team of around 8 walkers for the event, raising as much as we can on the way. Training walks are now fully...