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Kitsons raise over £1,500 from charity challenge in memory of colleague, Mark

Posted by on July 18th 2018 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

On Saturday 14th July, staff at Devon law firm Kitsons took to the hills and successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation and in memory of their friend and colleague, Mark Batten.

Three teams of walkers and one team of runners completed the 24 mile challenge in the soaring summer sun; which involved climbs and descents totalling 2,153 metres across Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in Yorkshire.

Mark, who was Chief Cashier at Kitsons, passed away suddenly in March 2014. He worked...

Kitsons Announce New Joint Managing Partners

Posted by on May 1st 2018 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Devon law firm Kitsons has appointed Nicholas Johnson and Rhodri Davey as its new Joint Managing Partners succeeding long-standing Managing Partner, James Cross.

Head of the firm’s highly-regarded HR and Employment team, Rhodri Davey joined Kitsons in 2007. He is recognised in Chamber’s Guide to the Legal Profession as being “very forward-thinking in his approach” and for providing “brilliant and down-to-earth advice”. Rhodri is the current President of the Plymouth Law Society and sits on Kitsons’ Management Board.

Nick Johnson is a highly-respected Partner working in the field of Professional Negligence. ...

Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Posted by on December 19th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons hosted its annual charity quiz night on Wednesday 22nd November, bringing local businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter together for a fun evening. 

The event, which was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, raised a total of £1,000 for Torquay based charity, Hele’s Angels

The evening was kindly supported by teams representing: Accounting 4 Everything, Acronyms Ltd, Bettesworths, Bishop Fleming, Bradleys, Charles Royal, Croft Surveyors, Darnells, El Nashar Dental Care, Francis Clark,

Kitsons Demonstrates Continued Success In New Legal 500 Rankings

Posted by on October 31st 2017 in Press Releases

Kitsons Demonstrates Continued Success In New Legal 500 Rankings

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 – the prestigious guide to the UK legal profession. The Legal 500 is an independent legal guide, recommending and ranking law firms and lawyers based on positive client and external feedback.

Kitsons has been ranked in six practice areas in the South West section of the 2017 guide; Employment, Private Client, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Family and Real Estate.   

The number of Recommended Lawyers has increased to 16, with one Partner, David Turner, listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ in this year’s publication....

Teignbridge Sports and Community Awards 2017

Posted by on September 19th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Nominations are being sought from the community for Teignbridge District Council’s glittering Sports and Community Awards.

With 13 categories to choose from, including team and individual prizes, the deadline for nominations is midnight Friday 22 September. Those short-listed will then be invited to this year’s Sports Personality Awards, sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors, held on Friday 1 December at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren.

Local Solicitor Defends Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted by on August 23rd 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases, Private Client

Partner and Head of Private Client, Lynn Smith from Kitsons Solicitors in Torquay has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia.

In the foreword to a new book on the subject, Mr Lush raised concerns about the...

Exeter's Legal Community Raises £2,780 for City Tribute

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Exeter's Legal Community Raises £2,780 for City Tribute

Members of Exeter‘s legal community raised over £2,500 for the creation of a permanent cultural tribute to the buildings that perished in last year’s Cathedral Yard fire.

Property Search Group came up with the idea of bringing together Exeter’s law firms to raise money for the Historic Exeter Fire Appeal, by commissioning and auctioning a painting of a day in the life of Southernhay, traditionally the city’s legal hub.  The unique and quirky painting, created by Devon artist and illustrator Sara Nunan, features the city’s solicitors and barristers enjoying their hobbies and interests from surfing to singing and rugby to reading....

President of the Solicitors for the Elderly Praises Kitsons Solicitors

Posted by on April 25th 2017 in Press Releases, Private Client

President of the Solicitors for the Elderly Praises Kitsons Solicitors

Lynn Smith a Partner and head of department at local law firm Kitsons Solicitors and Marjorie Creek a Private Client Solicitor in their Plympton branch, both full accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly, have been singled out for praise by Anne Edis, President of the Solicitors for the Elderly.

The SFE is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives, committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. It has campaigned hard, alongside other organisations, to have the draft Non-Contentious Probate...

New Tax & Corporate Partners for Devon Law Firm

Posted by on March 31st 2017 in Corporate, Kitsons News, Press Releases, Private Client

New Tax & Corporate Partners for Devon Law Firm

Devon law firm Kitsons announces two new partner promotions in its Tax Planning and Corporate teams.

With effect from 1st April 2017 Jonathan Dickson and Corri Pedrick, both solicitors in the firm’s Torquay office, will be promoted to Partners.

Corri Pedrick is a solicitor within the firm’s Corporate Department. She has particular interest in commercial drafting and is particularly skilled at assessing risk within commercial agreements. The firm’s Corporate Department’s work is well recognised in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Jonathan Dickson is dual qualified as a Private Client Solicitor and taxation technician. He has particular expertise in tax...

Leading Law Firm Appoint New Associates

Posted by on March 27th 2017 in Press Releases

Leading Law Firm Appoint New Associates

Kitsons Solicitors are pleased to announce that Rory Wakeling and John Clarke have been promoted to Associates.

Rory Wakeling, who trained with Kitsons qualifying as a solicitor into Kitsons Employment law team in 2013 and consistently praised by clients for his “clear, concise and thorough advice” said: “I’m thrilled to have been promoted to Associate. Kitsons has a brilliant ethos and culture. I work alongside some great people, great clients and I am proud to work for Kitsons. I am excited to be part of the Firm’s continued growth and success.”

John Clarke based at Kitsons Torquay Office,...

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