Coronavirus (Covid-19)

It’s business as usual for us…
just from a distance.

The health and welfare of our clients, visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us, and in light of the current situation, we wanted to reassure you that whilst we are taking measures to mitigate the risk of spreading infection, we are continuing to serve all our clients with the same level of care and attention, as always.

In line with the advice of the government, our staff will continue to work as normal from the safety of their homes during this time using our secure remote network. You can continue to contact us on all of the usual telephone numbers and we can port your call to any member staff, regardless of where they are currently working.

If you have an appointment to see us, we shall contact you directly to either re-arrange the date or discuss your requirements over the telephone whenever possible.

Our offices are currently closed, but the letterbox on the front of the offices is available for any items you wish to drop off. We shall ensure they reach the appropriate person as usual.

We sincerely hope that we will be in a position to return to our normal working environment as soon as possible and wish all our clients the best of health during this difficult time.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss anything with us, please do not hesitate to call us on 01543 442 100.

Irwin Mitchell annnounces 110 jobs put at risk Irwin Mitchell announces that 110 jobs are at risk: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/irwin-mitchell-annnounces-110-jobs-put-at-risk/5105296.article
Firm says move to digital processes has changed requirements of the business.
Mother in law: Determination “Well, she was never going to be a weak character, was she?” - @Mother__in__law's daughter is such a determined soul that she'll pull her own hair out in anger when forced to listen to the Beach Boys. (Though she might have a point). https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/commentary-and-opinion/mother-in-law-determination/5105288.article
Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England.
City firm self-reports to SRA after trial live streamed on Zoom ‘Furthermore, until the judge made plain how seriously he viewed what had happened, there appeared to be a lack of focus on and engagement with the seriousness of the breaches.’ @JohnHyde1982
https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/city-firm-self-reports-to-sra-after-trial-live-streamed-on-zoom/5105294.article
Clients from different countries were able to access trial last month in contradiction of court order.
Legal aid lawyer sacked over £150 client payment succeeds on appeal Legal aid lawyer sacked over £150 client payment has succeeded in getting case re-heard: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/legal-aid-lawyer-sacked-over-150-client-payment-succeeds-on-appeal/5105290.article
Paul Greenberg insisted the cash was a gift and not a top-up of legal aid payments.
Big firms recall most furloughed staff - but job losses loom Big firms bring most staff back from furloughs - but experts still fear the job losses are imminent: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/big-firms-recall-most-furloughed-staff-but-job-losses-loom/5105276.article
Furloughs and freezes part 2 - Firms are braced for 'unpredictable year' despite tentative signs of recovery.
Firm offloads clin neg and PI practice as 25 staff switch Firm offloads PI and clinical negligence practice, with 25 staff transferred as part of the deal: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/firm-offloads-clin-neg-and-pi-practice-as-25-staff-switch/5105280.article
Blake Morgan says it wants to concentrate on developing its healthcare work.
Planning law overhaul aims to fast-track housing projects Government to overhaul planning laws, promising to speed up housing projects significantly: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/planning-law-overhaul-aims-to-fast-track-housing-projects/5105289.article
Government hails 'once in a generation' opportunity - but critics point to sidelining of local communities.
‘Out of his depth’ senior partner allowed banned solicitor into office 'Out of his depth' senior partner allowed banned solicitor into the office: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/out-of-his-depth-senior-partner-allowed-banned-solicitor-into-office/5105279.article
Mahesh Chouhan found himself in charge of a firm with no real understanding of the role, tribunal finds.
Irwin Mitchell to run helpline for 1,500 rugby clubs hit by Covid Irwin Mitchell will provide Covid support and advice to 1,500 rugby clubs through helpline: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/irwin-mitchell-to-run-helpline-for-1500-rugby-clubs-hit-by-covid/5105282.article
Firm using link with England Rugby to provide legal and financial advice during difficult times.
Furloughs and freezes: Latest on firms' Covid-19 responses Based on the UK’s top 60 firms, we have put together some info on who is still furloughing, who is returning to work, and who is making redundancies... https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/furloughs-and-freezes-latest-on-firms-covid-19-responses/5105272.article
Some staff have returned to work after being included in job retention scheme from March.

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Minding your business, has been
our business for over 100 years

...incorporating

  • David Edwards & Co.
  • Will & Probate Services Limited 
  • Bramwell Williams
  • Stockdale & Brown
  • Norman Carless & Co. 

Welcome to Adcocks. We are a niche firm of solicitors based in Lichfield and have a long history of providing legal advice to clients across the Midlands, especially in the Black Country. Adcocks can trace its roots back to 1910, when Leonard Hedley Adcock was admitted as a solicitor and started practice in West Bromwich.

From those early days our reputation has become firmly established and 106 years later we are still acting for clients from our base at West Bromwich. We recognise that the legal landscape has changed dramatically over the last 110 years. But our core values remain the same. We represent clarity, integrity, professionalism and reliability. Our ethos is to provide our clients with clear, focussed and practical advice to ensure that we achieve their objective in an efficient and cost effective way.