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Watkins Solicitors Recognised for Excellence in Legal Aid: Shortlisted for the 2024 LALY Awards

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Watkins Solicitors is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Regional Firm/Not-for-Profit Agency category at the prestigious 2024 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards . The LALY awards are the only annual event dedicated...

Watkins Solicitors Welcomes Sophia Ramzan as Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing

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Watkins Solicitors, a leading law firm specialising in family law, education law, wills and probate, and conveyancing, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sophia Ramzan as Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing . With offices...

Autism Acceptance Week: Spotlight on ASD

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Understanding Autism: Key Insights Autism Awareness Week shines a spotlight on ASD, revealing crucial statistics and evolving terminology. Only 26% of autistic pupils feel happy at school Only 29% of autistic people are in any form of employment 70% of...

Lawyers Pave the Way for Clarity in Conveyancing during National Conveyancing Week 2024

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In celebration of National Conveyancing Week , slated for March 11th to 15th, 2024 , prospective homebuyers will benefit from a wealth of information, advice, and guidance aimed at dispelling the complexities often associated with conveyancing. During...

The information you must provide when selling your home

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The information you must provide when selling your home When selling your home, you may recall the expression ‘ buyer beware’ . But what does this mean, and is it still relevant today? ‘Historically, the buyers in a conveyancing...

Simplifying Your Property Journey: Introducing Our New Conveyancing Calculator

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Simplifying Your Property Journey: Introducing Our New Conveyancing Calculator In the ever-evolving landscape of the legal industry, embracing technology is key to providing efficient and client-focused services. At Watkins Solicitors , we are thrilled...

Buying a property with a roof terrace or balcony

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Buying a property with a roof terrace or balcony A home with outside space appeals to many of us, but it may be hard to find somewhere affordable with a garden and, even then, you may not want the responsibility of its upkeep. A balcony or roof terrace...

Watkins Solicitors celebrates 20 years in North Street

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Friends, family, staff and colleagues of Watkins Solicitors turned out on Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the firm opening its doors in North Street in Southville, Bristol. A hot summer evening and the front lawn of the...

What is the registered charge on a property?

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Our residential property / conveyancing solicitors answer your questions on registered charges, whether you are a borrower or potential lender

Avoiding common delays in obtaining probate

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Avoiding common delays in obtaining probate Probate is a term which is loosely used to cover the administration of an estate, and it has a reputation for being a lengthy process. The administration includes a number of key stages, including obtaining the...

Selling a property through the modern method of auction

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‘For a seller there are certainly some advantages to the modern method of auction, such as speed and a defined timetable,’ admits David Peters, solicitor and Head of the conveyancing team with Watkins Solicitors. ‘However, there are also pitfalls for the unwary and so it is important to consider how it would work for you.’

Are mirror wills right for us?

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Are mirror wills right for us? If you are married , in a civil partnership or cohabiting with a long term partner, and thinking of making or updating your will, you may have heard the expression ‘ mirror wills ’ and wonder if this would...

3 Things to Expect as a First-Time Buyer

Morgan French
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3 Things to Expect as a First-Time Buyer Buying your first home is a major achievement but is one of the most significant investments you are likely to make. It can be a very overwhelming time, so you should consider the following: Stamp Duty Land...

10 things parents need to know about EOTAS

Celine Conley
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10 things parents need to know about EOTAS Due to the shortage of special school places, many parents today are asking the Local Authority to fund  Education Otherwise than at School  (known as EOTAS ) packages. Some parents think that if...

International Women's Day: Spotlight on Jagoda Stepniewska

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For  International Women's Day , we are celebrating women's achievements and, in particular, shining the spotlight on our brilliant new generation of solicitors who qualified at the start of the year. In a series of articles across the week, we...

International Women's Day: Spotlight on Martyna Piatkowska

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For  International Women's Day , we are celebrating women's achievements and, in particular, spotlighting our brilliant new generation of solicitors who qualified at the start of the year. We begin with  Martyna Piatkowska , a Family...

Phased Transfer Deadlines

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For primary to secondary school – DEADLINE IS 15 FEBRUARY 2024  For secondary to post-16 placements – DEADLINE IS 31 MARCH 2024 Currently, SEND tribunals are being listed for hearings in early 2025; whilst the SEND Tribunal has indicated...

Hague Convention Application Dismissed

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Hague Convention Application Dismissed Watkins Solicitors'  International Family Department had a recent success in the High Court in London. The firm acted for a mother who was a Ukrainian citizen and had two children with a French father....

Resealing a foreign Grant of Probate

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What to do if the deceased resided overseas and had assets in the UK? If the person who had died was resident in a former commonwealth country, recognised by the UK's Colonial Probates Act, then an application can be made to "reseal"...

Legal steps to consider when diagnosed with a life-limiting illness

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Legal steps to consider when diagnosed with a life-limiting illness On top of the heartbreak and worry that a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness can cause, there will be a raft of concerns and uncertainties about your care and financial affairs, and it...

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