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Devon Law Firm Shows Support For Local People

Posted by on June 11th 2015 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Solicitors has shown its ongoing commitment to making a difference to vulnerable local people by awarding Jasmyn House Technology £1,000.

The grant will support volunteers in Torbay to enable blind and visually impaired people to learn skills on computers, increasing their skills and building confidence in their abilities while helping to reduce the isolation often felt by those suffering from sight loss.

Kitsons, which has offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, set up a Fund with local charity Devon Community Foundation a number of years ago to enable the firm to support community projects...

Miles for Mark - Third Training Walk: Red Lake

Posted by on June 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

As the Miles for Mark challenge gets ever closer, a small group took to the hills yet again to get some much needed training.

From Ivybridge Station, they set off in pursuit of building fitness and strength for the big event in just over a months time.

Walking a total of 18.4 miles and in a very impressive 5 hours and 45 minutes, they looped around Red Lake and back.

Of course this is all for one reason, that being to raise as much money as possible for Diabetes UK.

If you'd like to donate and read further into our challenge, then please visit:

May Employment Law Update

Posted by on May 28th 2015 in Employment, Kitsons News

Welcome to the May issue of our Employment Law Update which is designed to keep you updated on all the latest HR news. This month, following the result of the recent General Election there are a number of changes on the horizon to the landscape of Employment Law which we've detailed below.

We always welcome feedback on how we can support you further, therefore if you have any queries or any comments on our updates, get in touch.

The meaning of ‘Establishment’ for collective redundancies

Following the conclusion of the "Woolworths" case (USDAW and another v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation), Ethel Austin Ltd...

Kitsons Partner Set for Everest Base Camp Charity Trek (Updates)

Posted by on May 6th 2015 in Blog Posts, Kitsons News

06/05/15

UPDATE: Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK.

Excellent news to hear that Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK and is currently driving home from London.

It's great to know he's back from such a terrifying adventure. More photos will be posted in due course.

To make a donation please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/KitsonsLLP/

 

01/05/15

UPDATE: Flight back on May 5th as planned.

"Fly back on 5th May as planned. Earlier flights in demand and others are in more need. Another 5.0 magnitude aftershock last night and I slept through it!!"

 

30/04/15

UPDATE: Both have reached the airport now and are fit and well.

Tony and Natalie have reached Lukla...

The Mark Batten Trophy Presentation

Posted by on May 5th 2015 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors teamed up with The Torquay Skittles League to create The Mark Batten Trophy - in name of our ex-collegue Mark Batten, who sadly passed away a year ago.

On Bank Holiday Saturday, the trophy was awarded at the Torquay Skittles League Annual Presentation for the first time.

Presenting The Mark Batten Trophy on Kitsons' behalf was Ashley Batten, Mark's son. It was handed to The Fix It’s, for - ‘Outstanding Performance Against the Odds’.

This award is an ongoing prize which will be passed on season after season, in the name of Mark Batten.

Miles for Mark - Second Training Walk: Sourton

Posted by on April 21st 2015 in Blog Posts

The Miles for Mark team took to the hills once again last Sunday, this time meeting at Sourton - all to get some much needed miles in our legs. 14 miles to be exact...

The heat of the sun mixed itself with the crisp wind, giving us perfect walking conditions and after borrrowing eachothers hats and gloves, we set off!

Plenty of hills stood in our way, but we kept our spirits high and ploughed through bogs and unsteady ground, which made for an exciting and very muddy journey.

Only stopping briefly to see where we were going and for a spot of lunch,...

Miles for Mark - Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2015

Posted by on March 18th 2015 in Kitsons News

On Saturday 11th July 2015, 30 members of staff from Kitsons will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge attempting to walk 24 miles in just 12 hours.

Team Kitsons will take on the steep climbs and descents of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The challenge will be completed in memory of our colleague Mark Batten, who passed away suddenly in March 2014.

Mark worked at Kitsons for over 35 years and was an...

Miles for Mark - First Training Walk: Belstone

Posted by on March 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

With the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to aim for, a group of Kitsons walkers hit the moors this weekend to blow away some cobwebs. Doing the Belstone loop in Dartmoor, we travelled 10 miles up hills, through bogs, over rivers and through even more bogs...

With an early morning meet at our Torquay Office, we made our way to Belstone in need of a few more hours in bed and a large coffee. The drive was silent, with the thought of what was to come.

Arriving at the start point at 8am and hopeful to get back in time for the rugby and...

Kitsons Solicitors Secures Top Accolade from National Law Society

Posted by on February 17th 2015 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth has secured The National Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel.

Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor.

James Cross, Managing Partner of Kitsons LLP said:

“While we are proud to have secured Lexcel,...

Lasting Powers Of Attorney - Are You Covered In Your Lifetime?

Posted by on January 28th 2015 in Blog Posts, Private Client

Last Friday evening on ITV, Money Expert Martin Lewis highlighted the importance of preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. He talked about what would happen if you lost capacity without putting something in place to ensure that someone trustworthy can step in to manage your financial affairs or act on your behalf concerning your health and welfare.

Everyone knows it is important to make a Will to ensure assets are passed to the beneficiaries of your choice when you die, but what about protecting the assets when you are alive?

Illness or accidents can happen suddenly and without warning.  Common conditions relating to...

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