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The Online Court

Posted by on December 19th 2016 in Blog Posts, Litigation

As part of Lord Justice Briggs’ sweeping reforms for the civil justice system is the launch of an online court.  This follows his initial recommendation for vast aspects of the civil courts structure to be digitised and the need for substantial investment in IT infrastructure generally. 

But what is the Online Court and how will it work?

The Online Court will operate exclusively to adjudicate straightforward money claims worth up to £25,000 and is expected to come into effect by 2020.  It is intended to be an entirely new and separate Court with its own bespoke rules and procedure.

It is expected...

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

Teignbridge Sports Awards 2016

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) - Sponsored by SeaSports...

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...

Preparing for Black Friday?? the issues faced by Employers

Posted by on November 23rd 2016 in Blog Posts, Employment

Preparing for Black Friday?? the issues faced by Employers

Having started as a tradition in the USA, the presence of Black Friday in the UK has gradually increased over recent years.

In 2016, Black Friday is scheduled for 25 November 2016. This is followed closely behind by Cyber Monday, which falls just several days later on 28 November 2016.

With more and more stores offering significant discounts on branded products on these “sale days” (which importantly, fall within what is considered the traditional working week), how do employers deal with employees doing their online shopping during working hours?

As many stores have extended their Black Friday offers from 1 day to 1...

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 

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


Vegas or Bust - Day Five

Posted by on October 10th 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Plymouth Partner Matthew Bryant and team ‘4 Morris’ in a Merc’, on Day Five, brush away yesterday's vehicle drama's and hit their last stretch to Las Vegas, Spain, in aid of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth, for the Banger Rally Challenge.

Day Five (Via Matthew Bryant): 

Location: 100 miles outside of Las Vegas, Spain

Distance Travelled:  approx 1600 miles

Distance To Go: approx 100 miles

“Approximately just 100 miles north of Las Vegas, our final destination! Finally arrived at the campsite a few miles north of Valencia at 11.30pm last night - exhausted and hungry.

We found ourselves locked out of the campsite with reception...

Vegas Or Bust - Day Four

Posted by on October 9th 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Plymouth Partner Matthew Bryant and team ‘4 Morris’ in a Merc’, on Day Four (One more day to go!) as they head towards Las Vegas, Spain, in aid of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth, for the Banger Rally Challenge.

Day Four (via Matthew Bryant):

Location: Somewhere in the mountains of Spain

Distance Travelled:  Unsure

Distance To Go: Unsure

"We are currently 1200m above sea level and it's 10pm, having left the campsite at 10am we were looking forward to a relatively easy day. By 10.15am a small bird hit the car, of which we gave a dignified send off in true Morris style.

Headed to...