Thomson Snell & Passmore has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on the law of wills.
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We are pleased to receive, for another year, the accolade from eprivateclient of being listed as one of the Top 25 Law Firms in the UK.
The Care Quality Commission has recently released two guidance notes on the use of surveillance to monitor the delivery of health and social care services. This guidance follows the abuse scandal at Winterbourne View, which was exposed following covert filming by the BBC. Since the exposure, there has been much public debate about the use of surveillance in care homes and the moral, practical and legal implications of doing so.
The appointment of a deputy under the Mental Capacity Act is a significant responsibility and a responsibility which continues to grow. All deputies who act as employer must now also be sure that the legislative obligations under the Pensions Act 2008 are fully considered and met.
In an increasingly competitive and international economy, it is more and more usual to seek new opportunities abroad. However, the lure of exciting new prospects will invariably weigh against concern for those left behind – not just friends and familiar faces, but parents and other relatives. While it may no longer be possible to call in and check up on elderly parents, there are steps that can be taken to give them the support they need and their far-flung children the reassurance they need.
We are pleased to announce that Martin Terrell, a Partner in the Court of Protection Team, has been reappointed by the national Office of the Public Guardian to its new panel of deputies.
Each month Thomson Snell & Passmore will be answering frequently asked questions from across the practice. Taking the lead this month, is Susanna Gilmartin a partner from our Employment team who has answered two common issues facing both businesses and individuals.
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce today that the firm’s Private Client team has once again been included in Private Client Practitioner magazine’s “Top 25 Law Firms”. This is the fourth consecutive year that the team has been included in the highly regarded rankings.
Thomson Snell & Passmore has achieved outstanding rankings in this year’s Chambers & Partners – with an impressive 24 lawyers recognised as “leaders in their field” – four more than last year.
By Martin Terrell and Brian Bacon, Partners in Court of Protection. This article first appeared in the May 2012 edition of PS, the magazine of the Law Society's Private Client Section.
Thomson Snell & Passmore today announces that the firm’s Private Client team has been named as one of the “Top 25 Law Firms” by Private Client Practitioner magazine for the third year in a row.
Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce that Private Client partners Jeremy Passmore and Simon Brown have both been recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer – Prominent figure’ in the 2012 edition of the Citywealth Leaders List for the second year in a row.
Partner Martin Terrell has been appointed as new Court of Protection panel deputy.
Martin Terrell and Nick Hobden celebrate the launch of the fourth edition of the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook, which Martin edited (in conjunction with Chief Executive and co-founder of Solicitors for the Elderly Caroline Bielanska) and Nick contributed to.