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New Leasehold House-Solicitors Maybe Negligent for Failing to Advise on Ground Rent

Posted by on February 3rd 2017 in Blog Posts

New Leasehold Houses have become increasingly common although it is often difficult to see any real benefit for the purchaser.  There have been a number of instances recently where the ground rent has started at a low level but the freehold has been sold and the new freeholder has demanded large sums, in some cases thousands of pounds, for the purchase of the freehold.

Nicholas Johnson a Partner and Professional Negligence Specialist at Kitsons says.

“New Leasehold houses are increasingly common.  It is clearly part of a conveyancing solicitors duty to understand the ground rent mechanism...

Kitsons Announce Sponsorship Renewal

Posted by on January 27th 2017 in Blog Posts, Kitsons News

We're delighted to announce our sponsorship renewal with the fantastic Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk event, taking place on the 8th July.

The evening will see over 2000 ladies walk in aid of Rowcroft across Torbay, who are an incredible charity helping those with life limiting illnesses, to receive comfort and care. Not do they focus on the individual, but also the family and friends around them.

Many of us would have come into contact with Rowcroft in some way and I am sure you’d all agree of their excellent service, in making a loved one calm and cared...

Kitsons Christmas Quiz Raise £1000 for Local Charity

Posted by on December 22nd 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Christmas Quiz Raise £1000 for Local Charity

For the sixth year in a row Businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter again came together for leading Devon law firm Kitsons Christmas Quiz held at the Palace Hotel Torquay on Wednesday 30th November. This year the Quiz raised £1000 for CHAD (Community for Handicapped and Disabled) at Jasmyn House.

100 local professionals competed for the coveted trophy. Teams were entered by accountants; Francis Clark, Bishop Fleming, Darnells and Peplows, bankers; Santander, HSBC and Lloyds Bank, property agents; Bettesworths and Waycotts, plus representatives from; Pavey Group, Croft Surveyors,...

Cyber Crime Awareness

Posted by on December 21st 2016 in Blog Posts

Cyber Crime Awareness

Beware of fake websites

Spoof websites that look like an official retailer are easy to create for cyber-criminals. Top tip - always check the URL of the website and look our for domain names ending in .net or .org.

Make sure the site is secure

Something not all people know, is at the start of a website URL the 's' in 'https' stands for secure. If it doesn't have the 's', then stay clear from shopping on the site to stay protected.

Purchase with your credit card

Using your credit card can help if something goes wrong with your purchase. Items over...

Exeter Christmas Drinks Evening

Posted by on December 9th 2016 in Blog Posts

Exeter Christmas Drinks Evening

 

We celebrated another successful year in Exeter on Thursday 8th December, with our Christmas Drinks Evening, held at The Exeter Cookery School.

The night was a small gesture, as a thank you to our clients and referrers from around Exeter. The evening saw around 100 attendees attend, clinking their glasses and sampling the fantastic canapés put on by the Exeter Cookery School.

We were overwhelmed with the attendance and want to thank everyone who joined us, of which we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Thank you for all your hard work over the past year, and we look...

Teignbridge Sports Awards 2016

Posted by on December 6th 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons were proud sponsors of the Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards 2016, which took place on Friday 2nd of December, at Langstone Cliff Hotel.

It was a fantastic evening, which recognised the hard work and dedication of so many from the local community, who work hard to achieve their sporting goals and to promote the benefits that sport can have.

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists:

The winners and finalists were:

Overall Teignbridge Sports Personality of the Year 2016 - sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors

  • Molly Canham

Services to Sport (Community) -...

Kitsons Charity Christmas Quiz - in aid of CHAD at Jasmyn House

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Charity Christmas Quiz - in aid of CHAD at Jasmyn House

Last night we had our sixth Christmas quiz, which was held at The Palace Hotel in Torquay.

CHAD at Jasmyn House were the amazing charity that the quiz was in support of and we raised approximately £1000, which will help the visually impaired and the learning disabled.

CHAD at Jasmyn House are based in Paignton where they first opened their doors in 2013. This building is a community for many different disabled groups from all over the bay where they can meet for social gatherings, talks and discussions. There main pride and joy is their amazing and life changing technology...

Kitsons Praised in 2017's Chambers Directory

Posted by on November 8th 2016 in Blog Posts, Press Releases

Kitsons Praised in 2017's Chambers Directory

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been praised in the South West chapters of the latest edition of Chambers UK - the most prestigious guide to the UK legal profession.

Highlights this year include Kitsons’ Family lawyer, Anthony Hunt, reaching a ‘Tier 1’ status in the Chambers edition, whilst the Employment team reached ‘Tier 2’ for the second year running for their expertise in tribunal claims and disciplinary actions.

A total of five lawyers have been ranked and endorsed for their work across the practice, with recommendations in their fields: James Cross, Rhodri Davey, Anthony Hunt, David...

Fundraising For Breast Cancer Now

Posted by on October 21st 2016 in Blog Posts

All of our offices dressed in pink yesterday to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. Some of our staff at the Torquay office had even baked up some amazing cakes and desserts all in pink for the fundrasing event!

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest Breast Cancer Charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

To find out more about this amazing charity and what they do, please visit their website at www.breastcancernow.org 

Vegas or Bust - The Final Blog

Posted by on October 11th 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Plymouth Partner Matthew Bryant and team ‘4 Morris’ in a Merc’, complete the Banger Rally Challenge in aid of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth.

The Last Blog (Via Matthew Bryant): 

Location: Las Vegas, Spain

Distance Travelled:  approx 1700 miles

Distance To Go: 0

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