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Like a scene out of 'A Few Good Men'

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Gepp Solicitors have been looking after Military Personnel for over 250 years and continue to do so today under the direction of our Senior Partner, Roger Brice. Below is an extract from one of the many glowing testimonials from his clients... ...

6 different clients -same great message on jobs well done!

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Below are just a few of the many great testimonials received by Gepp Solicitors over recent weeks. Rebecca in our Dispute Resolution Team… “Thank you, as ever, for your continued efforts, you go above and beyond, and that is my comfort...

The 2020 Budget: £30billion For Coronavirus

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The New chancellor promises to support individuals and business as country tackles coronavirus threat. Business rate cuts, cash grants for small enterprises and support for both employees and employers on sick pay were among the emergency...

The Icing On The Cake...

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A huge thank you to Chelmsford College students and Catering Manager Hilary. Pictured is Spencer Davis, presenting of a certificate of appreciation to Hilary Hicks Hospitality and Catering Manager at Chelmsford College. Hilary and her wonderful team of...

World Book Day: 'The Way We Worked'

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" A thoroughly good read for anyone interested in Chemsford's history and development in the last 250 years, or who had ancestors who worked for the firm " - Essex Family Historian March 5th 2020- otherwise known as World Book Day. ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Operational and Ceremonial

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On Thursday 27th February we were privileged to jointly sponsor a talk at the Essex Agricultural Society with Strutt & Parker by Lt Col (Retd) Giles Stibbe OBE, the Director of the Household Cavalry Foundation talk to us about the Household Cavalry...

Bitcoin Ruled As Property

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“I consider that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property“, Bryan J concludes in his judgment in AA v Persons Unknown . Cryptocurrency growth has seen both investors and fraudsters attracted to the blockchain technology, but...

Christmas Choir Success

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Last week, we were delighted to present a cheque to the Columbus School and College with funds raised by our Christmas choir. Just before Christmas the Gepps Choir, singing in collaboration with the students from this wonderful Special Educational Needs...

Primary School Choir Competition started in full voice...

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For the third year running Gepp Solicitors have supported the Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary Club’s Primary Schools Choir Competition. Last night saw the first of three heats where four schools, Wentworth Primary School (Maldon), Mildmay Junior School,...

Working with CHESS in 2019

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At Gepp Solicitors, it's not just about providing excellent legal services to the people and businesses from across Essex, it's also about us helping to improve the lives of those in our community. Our staff often pool their coins together in the...

Lords Taverners Quiz Night: Team Gepp-ardy!

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Challenging questions, to help disadvantaged and disabled children across Essex Team ‘ Gepp-ardy’ captained by Managing Partner, Lisa Carter romped home to win the Essex Lord’s Taverners 2020 Quiz last Friday...

"Team Geppardy!" Supporting 2 Charity Quiz Nights!

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Team ‘Geppardy’ for the win... Last night we fielded two teams of quizzers at separate charity quiz nights across Essex. Coming a well-deserved fourth place was Bakshi Dhanda , Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing and members of her...

All The Right Answers...

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All the right answers, but not necessarily in the right order! Team ‘ Gepp-ardy’ joined a hall full of quizzers to support City of Chelmsford MENCAP at their annual fundraising quiz night at St Cedds School Chelmsford. A challenging yet fun...

Pennies For Poppies

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Gepp Solicitors has been associated with the Armed Forces in one form or another for most of its history. Partners of the firm were founder members of the local Yeomanry during the Napoleonic Wars and members of the firm served their country in both...

"My Time At Gepps as an Apprentice"

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Wondering what it's like to work at Gepps? Our IT Apprentice Lewis shares his experience... It’s a very nerve-wracking experience when you jump into the deep end of a law firm with no prior experience in any place of work other than in a kitchen...

Gepps Clients Hit The Target

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Gepp Solicitors' rural team hosted an event for a mix of clients, surveyors, accountants and financial advisers on Friday 20th September at Fennes Shooting School in Bocking , Essex. The mix of novices and experience shots all had a marvellous day...

Work Experience at Gepp Solicitors

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My week’s vacation scheme at Gepp Solicitors... Completing a vacation scheme at Gepp Solicitors Chelmsford Office has been an excellent opportunity to gain some practical experience of the day-to-day operations that take place at a busy law firm,...

Ministry of Defence: Silver Awards 2019

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Silver Awards 2019 We have just heard that we have been awarded a Ministry of Defence Silver Award this year for our support to veterans. Everybody at Gepp Solicitors is absolutely thrilled with the news, because it means that our...

At Gepps, We're "Talking The Market Up!"

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Celebrating a 40% increase on instructions! With tales of woe across the news about BREXIT and a falling pound, many estate agents and conveyancing solicitors alike are reporting a bit of a down turn in activity in the housing market. Whilst property prices...

Supporting the Armed Forces Across Essex

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On the 24th of January 2019, Gepp Solicitors signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge , committing to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. Gepps association with the military goes back almost 200 years, to Thomas...

The Chelmsford Legal Walk 2019

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Gepps Brollies at the ready... Last night, team Gepps headed out office a few minutes early to make their way to the Chelmsford #LegalWalk. It's an 8km sponsored walk around the local area to raise money for local legal advice services, run by...

Running (then walking) In The Rain...

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A bit of drizzle never hurt anyone... On Wednesday evening, the Gepp Solicitors team braved the rain, drizzle and grey skies to participate in the Race4Business. Steven Payne, Georgia Bolton, Jodie Vella, Samantha Gilmore, Gregory John, Susan Le-Sage all...

Chelmsford's New Bridge Linking Parks is Officially Opened

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Chelmsford's new bridge in the city centre. For eager High Chelmer shoppers, F45 gym-goers and for those visiting Essex County Cricket and of course, Gepp Solicitors, the new bridge is a welcome new addition to the local area! After approximately...

D-DAY: The 75th Anniversary

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.. As a firm that has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and who is proud if its historic and current linkages with the Forces, we thought that we would share a part of our history about how the last member of the Gepp...

Off They Go...

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Gepp Solicitors' very own Gregory John donned his lycra, pumped up his tyres and joined 40 other riders for the Savills 50 mile sponsored bike ride around central Essex. Setting off at 1pm from Savills Chelmsford office, they headed off towards Little...

Peddling for the Taverners....

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Savills Chelmsford and invited guests will be taking part in their first charity cycling event on Thursday 30 May in support of the Lords Taverners in Essex. The Lord's Taverners is national charity with many well-known faces from the world of sports...

Essex Young Farmers Show 2019: Are You Attending?

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As per tradition... This Sunday, Gepp Solicitors will be at the Essex Young Farmers Show. Gepp Solicitors have supported the farming and rural community since the original partnership was formed back in 1768, and it is always a pleasure to enjoy the...

Phoenix Rotary Club Children's Choir Competition Final

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Gepp Solicitors are proud to have supported for the second year running the Chelmsford and District Primary Schools Choir Competition 2019. Organised by the Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary Club, the heats and final were held at Kind Edward VI School in...

Gepp Are Sponsoring: Rotary Club Children's Choir Competition

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Every year, the Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary Club raise money for charity at the event. Gepp Solicitors are the proud sponsors of the Chelmsford and District Primary Schools Choir Competition, presented by the Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary Club. This year,...

Gepp Solicitors Support CHESS

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Gepp Solicitors have been supporting local charity CHESS For the past 5 months, staff at Gepp Solicitors have been supporting CHESS (Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme), a charity tackling homelessness in and around Chelmsford and Essex. ...

Unwanted gifts put to good use.

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On returning to the office following our Christmas celebrations, many of our staff and Partners found that they were in receipt of presents that were unsuitable or that they just would not use, so they were delighted to be able to donate them to Farleigh...

'The only way is Chelmsford'

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Having been in Chelmsford looking after our clients for over 250 years we always knew it’s the place to be, both to live and to work. In last week’s Sunday Times in an article entitled ‘Going Places’ , Chelmsford was described as...

Ex Army Officer CEO becomes Radio Star on Forces Radio

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Our CEO, Mike Cubbin, was interviewed by British Forces Radio this week. The firm signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge in Colchester Garrison Headquarters on the 24th January formalising its intent to support members of the Armed Forces...

Gepp Solicitors signs the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

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On Thursday 24th January 2019 Gepp Solicitors signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge committing to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. The signing ceremony took place at the home of 16 Air Assault Brigade,...

Carols for Columbus!

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For the second year running the ‘Gepps Choir’ joined students from the Columbus School and College and entertained Christmas shoppers in the High Chelmer in Chelmsford. Whilst they were singing all the right notes ( but not necessarily in the...

Military Lawyers submit Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

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Gepp Solicitors have submitted their Armed Forces Covenant Pledge to the Ministry of Defence's East Anglian Regional Employer Engagement Director, Kristina Carrington. She is now arranging for the Commander of Colchester Garrison, Lieutenant...

House prices rise 1.9% in a market that remains a little 'subdued'

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According to a recent report published by the Nationwide Building society, squeezed budgets and uncertain economy is likely to continue to dampen the UK’s housing market. The national average house price is now £214,004, 0.3% increase in...

Bazaar raising money to for ageing scout centre

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Having been part of the local community for 250 years Gepp Solicitors were delighted to assist the 2nd Chelmsford Scout Group with a variety of raffle prizes for their Christmas Bazaar. In total an impressive £1,745.00 was raised on the day with...

Taking the stress our of house moving

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It is nice to know that not all house moves are stressful, especially when grateful clients of Mrs Bakshi Dhanda, Head of our Residential Conveyancing Department take the time bake her team a cake and send it with a glowing testimonial! "Dear...

Gepp Solicitors sponsor unique 'Fine Cell Work' event

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Nicholas Charrington of Layer Marney Tower recently hosted a wonderful event promoting Fine Cell Work , a charity focused on working within the prison service to help break the cycle of reoffending. Fine Cell Work enables prisoners to build fulfilling...

Military Lawyers Support The Poppy Appeal

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Gepps Solicitors has been supporting active and retired service personnel with all of their legal needs for many years and, our military law experts have been on hand to help them whenever they need us. In February 2017 Gepp Solicitors employed a...

School exclusion policies in the dock...

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Pupil exclusions by schools have been hitting the headlines in the run up to the start of the new academic year and parents are being encouraged to find out where they stand if their children are the focus of disciplinary action at school. Figures1...

The Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge - Harder than a walk in the park!

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On Saturday 14th July a team from Gepp Solicitors undertook the Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge to raise money for Columbus School and College in Chelmsford, Essex. They help children and young people aged from 3-19 with profound and multiple learning...

Challenging staff to make a difference to others

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Gepp Solicitors is taking part in the LawNet Challenge this year on 14 July 2018 which will see 6 of us attempting the Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge. The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. It...

Essex Food and Farming Day - for me the best year ever!

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Each year a small team from Gepp Solicitors put on their walking shoes and volunteer as stewards at the annual Essex Food and Farming Day. This fantastic event is organised by the Essex Agricultural Society and attracts around 3,000 school children from...

Are house prices starting to slow?

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According to a BBC report The Halifax have stated the cost of a typical home is now £224,439. Between 2013 and 2018 detached and semi-detached homes increased in value by an average 39% whereas flats saw a bigger price gain with an average increase...

A Historical brand that is fit for the 21st century

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When we decided to look at how we might rebrand our firm of solicitors to both celebrate our 250th anniversary and bring our current brand up to date, we invited a number of East Anglian firms to talk to us. The team from Yellobelly stood out from the...

Gepp Solicitors launch rebrand at Essex Young Farmers Show

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That’s it for another year, the marquee has been taken down and the flags packed away until the next event. Gepp Solicitors are proud to host a marquee with the Country Landowners and Business Association (CLA) at the annual Essex Young Farmers Show...

The 2018 Gepp Lecture

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The Friends of Essex Churches Trusts annual Gepp Lecture will take place at St Christopher’s Church , Willingale, CM5 0SJ on Wednesday 16th May 2018. We are delighted that this years lecture will be given by Lord Petre. 18th Barron Petre will be...

Wine and Chocolates - what more do you need?

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The Essex Agricultural Society held a rather special ‘wine and chocolate’ evening last Friday at New Hall Vineyard, Purleigh, just south east of Chelmsford. The evening started with the sampling of a rather lovely med/dry white called...

And the winner is

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St Michaels Church Of England Junior School Win Rotary Club Choir Competition Gepp & Sons were recently proud sponsors of the first Chelmsford and District Primary Schools Choir Competition presented by the Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary Club....

Chelmsford Best Place to live in the East

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At Gepp and Son we know more than most that the City of Chelmsford is a great place to live and work. We have been looking after our clients in the Chelmsford area for 250 years. In a recent article published by The Sunday Times they reported that...

English Speaking Union Churchill Public Speaking Competition

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In early December we were approached to see whether we would be able to provide judges for the English Speaking Union Churchill Public Speaking Competition first round events that were to be held at King Edward VII Grammar School and New Hall School in...

UK housing shortage - with more than 216,000 empty homes?

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In a report published by the BBC , 276 local councils stated there are more than 216,000 homes across the country that have been empty for six months or more. The report also revealed 11,000 have been empty for 10 years or more. Durham had the most empty...

The fundraising comes to a close (till next year!)

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During December the partners and staff of Gepp & Sons completed a series of fundraising activities, in aid of the Columbus School and College. Everything from baking and quizzes, raffles and singing helped raise what is looking like our biggest monthly...

House building in England hits 12 month high

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In a recent publication by John Mclarty, Head of Planning at Stutt & Parker it was reported that just over 217,000 homes were built or converted in England in the 12 months to April 2017, the highest number since 2007/08. However, the growth was patchy...

Good news for First Time Buyers

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In today’s Budget, the Chancellor announced a welcomed Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) break for first time buyers, abolishing this tax for residential property purchase up to the value of £300,000. It is worth noting that officially a First Time...

Gepp & Sons Solicitors Win National Legal Award

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This year has been a particularly rewarding one for Gepp & Sons Solicitors LLP because we were nominated in two categories in the LawNet Awards 2017. Our New Business Team was nominated for the Team of the Year award for their salesmanship,...

Autumn heralds a resurgent eagle

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Spring is normally the time for taking stock and giving everything a good clean but we thought that we would break the mould a little. As part of ongoing work to spruce up things at Gepp & Sons Solicitors, our new CEO , Mike Cubbin, asked for the...

Essex Dog Day

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What are you doing on the 27 th August? If you have nothing planned then why not treat yourself to a great day out at the Essex Dog Day . Gepp and Sons have been actively involved with this fantastic event since its conception and are delighted to...

Cooking up a Storm with the Children of Columbus School

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Over the last few months, staff at Gepp & Sons have been raising money for their chosen charity of the year, Columbus School and College , a local school which caters for children and young people aged between 3 and 19 with profound and multiple...

The Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts

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The Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts launched this week in and around the High Chelmer shopping precinct in Chelmsford. The showcase is a celebration of visual and performance arts exhibited and displayed by students from fourteen local schools with...

Buy Cheap, Pay Twice - Why It Is Crucial To Invest In A Quality Conveyancing Solicitor

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If you were spending over £250,000 on a car, would you employ an unqualified or junior mechanic to inspect the engine? If you were buying a business that may require you to take out a loan for £300,000, would you fail to hire an accountant...

House prices in the UK fall by 1%

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According to the Halifax, the UK’s largest mortgage lender, property prices fell by 1% in June, the largest monthly fall since January of this year. In the report published by the BBC they comment “there is still good activity but many...

A lovely evening for a 9K, all in the name of Charity...

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With the sun beating down and the temperature reaching a not so cool 27°, Gepp & Sons teamed up with a number of other local firms and business to walk for Charity. The Chelmsford Legal Walk is a 9km sponsored walk that sets off from New London...

Just what they needed in this heat, a cool pint or two!

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Pictured below are the lucky winners of the Gepp & Sons Young Farmers Show prize draw being presented with their Poly pin of locally brewed golden ale from Round Tower Brewery. Mr & Mrs Beckett received their prize just in time for a sunny weekend...

Rain, Rain Everywhere!

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Whilst everybody in Essex enjoyed the spectacular weather on Saturday, a team of 12 members of Gepp & Sons were stocking up on bacon sandwiches and hot tea before setting off to climb the hills of the stunning 950-metre high Helvellyn mountain range in...

Our Best Year Ever!

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We are just about finished with the clearing up from Sundays Essex Young Farmers Show. According to the Young Farmers website it was their busiest show ever... At some stages throughout the day it was standing room only in our marquee - all seats taken by...

The 2017 Gepp Lecture: The Medieval Parish Churches of Essex

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Gepp & Sons are proud to have supported the Friends of Essex Churches Trust’s Annual General Meeting for many years. This year’s AGM will be held at St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden on Wednesday 17 th May, and followed by the fifth...

Who's coming to the Essex Young Farmers Show?

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Gepp & Sons are very pleased to announce that we will once again be attending the Essex Country Show on Sunday 21 st May 2017 at Boyton Hall, and it’s safe to say we’re excited. As a home-grown Essex law firm, we are proud to have worked...

Well that's blown the diet!

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Last Friday staff and clients at Gepp & Sons found the time to pile on the pounds in aid of Red Nose Day. Helping to keep everyone’s sugar levels up, cakes large and small were baked and donated by staff on what is always the busiest day of the...

Sanctions for landlords and employers in relation to illegal immigrants

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Government plans will be revealed this summer that will impose sanctions on both landlords and employers who knowingly house or employ those who do not have permission to live and work in the UK. A Migration white paper will be prepared over the next few...

Farming company fined £50,000 for Health & Safety breach

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On 10 March 2017, a farming company pleaded guilty for breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £50,000 at Norwich Crown Court. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the farm company had failed to...

Estate agent employees offered up to £100,000 to whistleblow on cartels

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Estate agents are among those being offered up to £100,000 to blow the whistle on illegal cartels. The Competition and Markets Authority announced early this morning that it would be launching its first advertising campaign to crack down on...

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Property

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Buying a house is exciting. However, with this excitement can often come stress – after all, there are a lot of vital considerations to be made. If you’re just starting out on the property ladder, there’s even more to get your head...

Whistleblowers safety fears in the digital age

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A report by media lawyers has concluded that whistleblowers need better legal protection because they are far easier to identify in the modern digital age. Successive laws brought into force in recent years have also been responsible for undermining their...

The art of revising

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Yesterday I attended Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford to address visiting students from Beauchamps High School on the art of revising for that all important job interview. They spend weeks if not months revising for their exams but so little time...

New website launched this week

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Gepp & Sons are proud to have taken a modern approach to law since 1768. While our website (and the Internet, for that matter) has only existed for a tiny fraction of that time, we always make sure we roll with the times. That’s why we decided it...

NO FAULT DIVORCE REMAINS AN URBAN MYTH

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that a "desperately unhappy" marriage is not in itself a ground for divorce. Tini Owens Petitioned for Divorce last year alleging her husband had behaved unreasonably. Hugh Owens disagreed and said that the couple...

Tractors prohibited on motorways

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On the 9th February, a farmer was stopped by police for driving his tractor on the M54 motorway. The police then escorted the farmer off the motorway. A spokesman of Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said “for any aspiring farmers out there,...

Legal battle won to improve pension rights

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A Woman who lost her long term partner has won a legal battle which is likely to improve pension rights for unmarried couples in the public sector Denise Brewster, following a legal fight, has won her case at the UK's highest court. Ms Brewster has been...

Court Order increases maintenance payments after 15 years

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Court orders husband to increase payments to wife who lost the bulk of her divorce settlement with 'poor financial decisions' Maria Mills received a £230,000 lump sum from ex-husband Graham alongside maintenance payments of £1,100 a...

Speeding fines set to rise

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Speeding fines are set to rise after a review of the sentencing guidelines for magistrates courts. For the most serious offences, a driver could be fined 150% of their weekly income. In 2015, 166,216 people were fined and 166,695...

TV personality victim of 'road rage'

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A 22 year old female driver has been convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour. She was filmed screaming obscenities at BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled on a narrow road in Kensington, west London. She was found...

Making sure you get what you are entitled to from the financial order in your divorce

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It is tempting to think that your divorce is finally over once you have a final order for financial settlement but there are still likely to be further steps to be taken to implement the order. In most cases this is not a problem. But what happens if your ex...

The most expensive place to live...

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In a report by the BBC London’s Eaton Square is officially the UK most expensive place to live, with an average house price of £17m It is one of three squares developed by the Grosvenor family following the end of the Napoleonic wars...

Christmas Jumper Day

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When I say everyone... Those of us who do not have the luxury of such a glamorous wardrobe were fined for being all 'bah-humbug' - helping to push the funds raised to a fantastic £186.00!!! So far across...

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILDREN ACT 1989

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14th October 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the substantive implementation of the Children Act 1989 which was introduced on 14 October 1991. The Association of Lawyers for Children (the ALC) has noted the anniversary, stating: "The introductory...

"find your happy"

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In a recent article by Design Week it was reported that property search giant Rightmove are in the process of re-branding in an effort to humanise their brand. Started in 1999, Rightmove claim they now advertise around 90% of all homes...

Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison

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Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals. In a recent article the BBC reported that Ministers want to bring the offence, which has a maximum sentence of 14 years, in...

Helping you stay on the road...

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It is that time of year when the 'Road Safety' adverts start to hit the screens. This year alone a man was caught filming himself doing 192 mph in Northamptonshire and another speeder caught in a BMW 5 Series doing 152 in Linconshire. This...

Jammy and dodgers focus of Hammond's first and last autumn budget

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The first steps towards preparing the UK for a post-Brexit future were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn Budget statement, with a focus on lower income households and business tax avoidance. The new Chancellor announced a reduced growth...

Police crackdown for those using mobile phones when driving

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Police are conducting another week-long crackdown on drivers who use their mobile phones whilst driving. Measures include dedicated patrols and messages on road signs. This move follows the government's plan to double fines and points to those...

Wednesday 2nd November - not a good day for many motorists...

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On Wednesday November 2 Essex Police ran a Surround a Town Operation designed to detect offenders using the roads and increase road safety. Officers used Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to identify suspect vehicles which were then intercepted and...

Just 48 hours to go...

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‘This House would abolish the doctrine of Joint Enterprise’ This is the motion for this year's Gepp & Sons Schools Legal Debate 2016, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford from 6:30pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016. ...

Sales of £1m+ houses rise by 12%.

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According to a recent report by Lloyds Bank the number of £1M+ house sales rose by 12% in the first half of 2016 compared with the previous year, a report has suggested. Lloyds found the average price of a home sold above £1m...

Biggest challenge to Brexit yet

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The High Court has today rejected Theresa May's statement that the government can use its own prerogative powers to invoke Article 50 without Parliamentary approval. In the biggest challenge to Brexit yet, the Court found that the government does not...

Considering renting out your flat? Check the lease first!

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A ruling of the Upper Tribunal's Lands Chamber means that thousands of flat owners who rent out their homes are probably breaking the law. The issue is due to 'private residence only' clauses, a common feature of such leases. With an estimated...