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.

Our offices are now open, however, we will continue to conduct client meetings via video wherever possible.  We are able to schedule a limited number of appointments at our offices with no more than 4 people including our own staff in attendance.

Please be aware that you will be required to wear a mask or visor at all times whilst in the building and during your meeting and we ask that you observe the 2 metre social distancing rules.

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.

Best of the blogs - 31 October 2020 Solicitors should not be penalised because of financial crime says our @LawSocPresident, role models and mentors matter in social mobility, training in turbulent times, reputation laundering, and this #LordSumption blog reappearing from May. https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/commentary-and-opinion/best-of-the-blogs-31-october-2020/5106233.article
Missed our blogs this week? Here's our top five...
Solicitor who falsified documents with Tipp-Ex struck off Commercial property solicitor struck off for falsifying documents with Tipp-Ex ‘honestly believed conduct was common practice’, SDT told:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/solicitor-who-falsified-documents-with-tipp-ex-struck-off-/5106222.article
Respondent thought his actions were 'common and unobjectionable'.
BSN – 25 years of striving for equality 'As the primary voice of black solicitors across the country, BSN has challenged firms to ‘walk the talk’, to turn positive intentions into action.'

BSN chair Paulette Mastin marks 25 years since the network's foundation:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/features/bsn-25-years-of-striving-for-equality/5106121.article
Networks like the Black Solicitors Network are both a precursor to progress and a way of defending it.
SQE candidates will face host of unresolved issues, junior lawyers claim Junior Lawyers Division says several of its concerns remain wholly unaddressed:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/sqe-candidates-will-face-host-of-unresolved-issues-junior-lawyers-claim/5106219.article
Junior Lawyers Division says several of its concerns remain wholly unaddressed.
Hasty planning reform threatens the environment, says Society Making sure that new laws are good laws will take time, Chancery Lane tells consultation:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/hasty-planning-reform-threatens-the-environment-says-society/5106223.article
Making sure that new laws are good laws will take time, Chancery Lane tells consultation.
Mixed fortunes for City as BLM announces 71 job cuts City firms endure mixed fortunes, with BLM announcing over 70 job cuts while Ashurst reinstates salary reviews and pushes ahead with promotions:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/mixed-fortunes-for-city-as-blm-announces-71-job-cuts-/5106220.article
Other practices push ahead with salary reviews and partner pay-outs.
'Modern family' focus for new virtual firm Online services and flexible operating hours will fill gap left by traditional firms, founders claim:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/modern-family-focus-for-new-virtual-firm/5105982.article
Online services and flexible operating hours will fill gap left by traditional firms, founders claim.
Forces claims bill condemned as attack on independent profession Law Society endorses parliamentary human rights committee's attack on 'inflammatory language':

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/forces-claims-bill-condemned-as-attack-on-independent-profession/5106217.article
Law Society endorses parliamentary human rights committee's attack on 'inflammatory language'.
Supreme Court targets diverse candidates for bench Lady Black of Derwent will retire in January 2021, leaving just one female judge:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/supreme-court-targets-diverse-candidates-for-bench/5106212.article
Lady Black of Derwent will retire in January 2021, leaving just one female judge.
Court of Appeal rules solicitor was ‘winner’ in £50k costs battle Latest ruling in dispute between two solicitors going back at least seven years:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/court-of-appeal-rules-solicitor-was-winner-in-50k-costs-battle/5106209.article
Latest ruling in dispute between two solicitors going back at least seven years.

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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.