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Mental Health Awareness Week

Date: May 17, 2019

In order to mark the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week Verity McMahon and Kirstie Barrett have transformed our Lichfield boardroom into Adcocks Stress Free Cafè. The Stress Free Cafè is open for all our members of staff to visit throughout the day to enjoy some cake and take an extra break from the normal READ MORE >


Leasehold Law Changing

Date: May 15, 2019

Do you own a Leasehold house or flat? Did you know that the law relating to Leasehold houses and flats maybe changing? Mark Adcock explains the proposed changes in Leasehold Law relating to Leasehold houses and flats.


Enfranchisement Awards 2019!!

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Adcocks are delighted to announce that they have just been shortlisted as finalists for the Solicitors Firm of the Year – Outside of London – in the News on the Block Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards for 2019! It is great to be recognised for our hard work and dedication in this specialist area READ MORE >


Future Faces

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Both Verity McMahon and Emily Goode are now members of Future Faces Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and will be attending their first event shortly!


Commercial Property Department

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Commercial Landlord and Tenant Services Adcocks act for both large nationally recognised companies and local individual landlords and tenants on matters including: drafting new leases; renewals; exercising options; lease surrenders and assignments. We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service to all of our clients and on giving up to date legal advice. We READ MORE >


Presentation – Market Harborough

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Adcocks were invited to speak to a group of tenants of 24 flats in Market Harborough to discuss their proposals for Collective Enfranchisement (the compulsory purchase of a building owned by a freeholder). We presented an action plan going forward and the process, requirements and advantages of Collective Enfranchisement. The advantages of doing so are READ MORE >


Birmingham Law Society Inauguration

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Hedley, Andrew and Emily at last nights inauguration of the youngest ever Birmingham Law Society President, Linden Thomas. Great to see a young ambitious female leading the way!


Air BnB

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Have you considered offering your property to AirBnB? If so please read our recent article written by Daniel Farrelly before you make any decisions, it might not be as straight forward as you think. For more information on this please call Daniel on 01543 442105 or alternately email him at df@adcocks.com.


Enterprising Women’s Lunch

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Today Jo and Emily attended the Enterprising Women’s Lunch hosted by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. We are happy to support an event that celebrates and promotes the success of professional women.


Cancer Research UK Free Will Service

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Adcocks have recently begun participating in the Cancer Research UK Free Will Service for the over 55’s. Please read our article below to find out more about this, or alternatively call our office on 01543 442100 and ask to speak to Madeleine Williams or Emily Goode.


Presentation

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Adcocks were invited to speak to a group of tenants of a block of 39 flats who have recently been served a Section 5 Notice offering to sell them the freehold of their estate. We presented an action plan going forward and requirements to accept the Notice along with alternative solutions such as Collective Enfranchisement READ MORE >


Inheritance Tax

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Inheritance tax is not an easy thing to understand and not always something we want to discuss. Have a read of our short article written by our Private Client Solicitor Emily Goode to find out more. Please feel free to give us a call on 01543 442100 if you would like more information or advice READ MORE >


Training

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We have been joined at our Lichfield Office by our Consultant Solicitor Emily Fitzpatrick who has talked to us about recent developments and possible changes to the Law relating to Right to Manage claims. Our Valuer Geoff Bates joined us to provide an update on recent Tribunal Decisions which have affected valuation methods in relation READ MORE >


Admission

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Last month Emily attended her Admission Ceremony at The Law Society in London following her successful qualification as a Solicitor. We would all like to congratulate her on this huge accomplishment!!


Certificate of Merit

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Today we are recognising the hard work and efforts of our Legal Secretary Francesca Allen in preparing 96 complex lease documents and concluding a difficult Lease Variation project.


Careers Day

Date: November 28, 2018

On 15th October Adcocks attended a careers open day at a local secondary school where members of the Adcocks team were given the chance to share their different experiences of starting their legal career with students aged 11 to 18 years old. This was a great opportunity to talk with parents and advise students about READ MORE >


Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Date: October 23, 2018

On 27th September (a day early due to staff absences) Adcocks took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning 2018 and were proud to raise £132.75 to support Macmillan Cancer Support.  There were some lovely cakes but the winner had to be this one made by Sumera Eshan. It was an absolute work of art READ MORE >


The Elusive Freeholder

Date: February 1, 2018

Did you know that if your house or flat is leasehold and you don’t know the identity or the address of your freeholder, there is a procedure for claiming the freehold or an extended lease, even where the freeholder cannot be found or identified? It is important to know the identity of the freeholder, Not READ MORE >


Don’t Lose Your House!

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If you own a freehold or leasehold property (whether residential or commercial) have you checked that the registered address at the Land Registry is an address to which communications would find their way to you? We are finding an increasing and disturbing number of cases, where clients have not updated their service address at the READ MORE >


An Everlasting Light

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It is not always an easy thing to come to terms with, but sadly it’s a statistical fact, that as longevity increases, so does the number of us increase, who will suffer from mental incapacity as we age. This is a distressing time enough for families to deal with, never mind with the added complication READ MORE >


Have you done your Wills lately?

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You may have made a Will and think, that there’s nothing more to worry about. Well, you have certainly gone a long way of easing the problems after your death. However, an out of date Will can be more harmful than no Will at all, so it’s essential to make sure you keep it under READ MORE >