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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 desire to invest in the...

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...

32 Miles East: June 2019

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On Thursday night, Gepp Solicitors hosted our 32 Miles East event. This is a relatively new event in the local area for young professionals to come together in a casual setting and meet new connections. It's relaxed, so you can chat about anything from...

D-DAY: The 75th Anniversary

Mike Cubbin
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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...

EAS Food & Farming Day 2019

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Gepp Solicitors are once again, proud stewards at the Essex Agricultural Society 's Food and Farming Day. This year marks the 12th year in a row that the EAS have hosted this popular event.  Children from around the county enjoy a day learning...

Peddling for the Taverners....

Spencer Davis
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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...

Farmers storm Castle Hedingham...

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CLA AGM Farmers and land owners from across Essex descended on Castle Hedingham yesterday for the County Land Owners and Business Association (CLA) annual general meeting. After the formalities of the morning were completed the guests were treated...

Essex Young Farmers Show 2019: Are You Attending?

Spencer Davis
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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...

Lawnet Challenge 2019

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Each year LawNet arranges a Challenge event for LawNet members. Previous events include the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, Helvellyn, Snowdon and the Peak District hill walking weekends. LawNet members find it an excellent opportunity to network in a more...

High Easter Point To Point, a galloping success...

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Saturday saw the return of the ever popular High Easter Point to Point.  Gepp Solicitors have for many years supported this great family day out and this year was no exception. Along with Essex based rural land agent Whirledge and Knott...

Mayor's Charity Race Night

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In March, Gepp Solicitors were the main sponsors of the Chelmsford Mayor's Charity Race Night at Grimsby Town Hall. The event was hosted by Madam Mayor in aid of her charities: The Dementia Ward at Broomfield Hospital is a cause close to...

Phoenix Rotary Club Children's Choir Competition Final

Spencer Davis
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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...

Stress Awareness Month

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This month, it's Stress Awareness Month. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. It can help us to take action, feel more energised and produce better results, but becoming overwhelmed by stress...

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 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. ...

International Women's Day 2019

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March 8th 2019 is International Women's Day . This year, the campaign theme is #BalanceForBetter, following 2018's #PressForProgress. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century and the day is an opportunity to...

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...

Press Release

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Gepp Solicitor Christmas Choir Staff at Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford, are going to be sharing some 'Festive Cheer' on Wednesday 12th December 2018, as their Christmas Choir performs carols and well known Christmas jingles in the High Chelmer...

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...

Ten out of ten isn't bad?

Charlotte Strutt
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Well it probably is when it means you came tenth out of ten, but if you're going to lose then why not do it well?! The imaginatively named 'Team Gepp' made its dodgeball debut last week at Jump Street Chelmsford's corporate event in...

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

Mike Cubbin
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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...

A Paralegal's survival guide

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What is a Paralegal? This is a question that I am often asked and one that until recently, I found quite difficult to answer. In short, a Paralegal is what I would describe as a cross between a Legal Secretary and a Trainee Solicitor. Being a Paralegal at...

Just in time for the World Cup!

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Pictured on their doorstep are Mr & Mrs Bentley, the lucky winners of a polypin of award winning 'Ridley's Rite' ale from Bishops Nick Brewery.   Each year at the Essex Young Farmers Show, Gepp Solicitors have a free prize draw to win...

32 Miles East launch their first event

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This professional group was created with junior professionals in mind, with the aim of providing opportunities for networking and socialising within the local business community. Named because of Chelmsford's geographical distance from London, this brand...

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...

A Historical brand that is fit for the 21st century

Mike Cubbin
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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...

Legal Eagles -v- Finches (Chelmsford)

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From the office to the court and not the Court you are thinking of! On Wednesday the firm’s netball team, Legal Eagles, played Finches in their second friendly netball match. Legal Eagles put in 100% effort throughout the whole game by working as a...

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...

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

Mike Cubbin
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

New Lord Chief Justice Appointed

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Gepp & Sons are delighted that the Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed as the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the most senior judicial position in the Country. Sir Ian Burnett has been a regular supporter and Chairman of the panel of...

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...

Food & Farming Day - what a success...

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Thousands of primary school children from across the county were out in full force at yesterday’s Essex Food and Farming day held at Writtle College. The event, now in it’s 10th year, is organised by the Essex Agricultural Society with whom Gepp...

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...

CLA AGM: Farmers Invade WW1 Airfield

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Yesterday 70 of the county’s farmers and land owners braved a very blustery ‘ Dengie Peninsula’ to attend the CLA’s annual AGM. Gepp and Sons were delighted to sponsor the event which was held at the Stow Maries Aerodrome ,...

Parking fines and penalty charge notices - do you know the difference? - April 2017

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The case is a cautionary tale - the Defendant who was ordered to pay £24,500 in parking tickets when she was taken to court by a private parking company for failure to pay. Would you know the difference between a parking charge notice and a penalty charge notice? Do you know when you have to pay, and when you might be able to appeal?

Parents Beware

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The Supreme Court has today ruled unanimously in favour of Isle of Wight Council for issuing a fine of £120.00 to a father who took his child away on holiday during school term.

Woman ordered to pay £24,500 in private parking charges

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A woman in Scotland had refused to pay a private car parking company £18,500-worth in private parking notices issued to her for parking at Dundee's Waterfront. She argued that they were unenforceable.

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...

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...

Period of Administration - how the new dividend and interest rules work

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The Issue Following Budget 2015, the rules for the taxation of dividends and interest were changed fairly dramatically. Here we look at the effect the changes have on a deceased's estate for income tax purposes but, first, let's review the changes...

Leniency introduced in TV licence fee evasion?

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The least serious cases of TV licence fee evasion will no longer result in a fine. Guidance issued by the Government allows magistrates to impose non-financial penalties on those who have failed to pay their TV licence fees, as long as they do not commit...

Supporting our local community

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As a homegrown firm, supporting the local community is at the heart of what we do. Having been based in Essex since 1768, we have established a deep connection with the community and we believe it’s important for businesses to do their bit. The Gepp & Sons team are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, and we are very proud of the team’s efforts to do their bit for charity. In this weeks blog, we run through some of the CSR and charity activities we’ve been getting up to and the important causes behind them.

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...

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...

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...

Christmas Contact

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Over the Christmas period we know that every parent's top priority is to spend time with children and this can be difficult for parents who are separating When parents initially split each family is very different. One parent often moves out and many...

The last person still living born in the 1800s.

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When Emma Morano was born, Umberto I was still reigning over Italy, Fiat had only just been established and Milan Football Club was still a few weeks off creation. On her 117th birthday, Emma will have celebrated life over three centuries. The oldest of...

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. ...

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...

A Country Landowners' Guide to Brexit

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The UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union will have far reaching consequences for those who own and farm agricultural land. Few other sectors will be as heavily affected by the forthcoming changes. Edward Worthy, Partner and Head of Rural...

How do you know I'm choosing the right solicitor?

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It is important to find the right solicitor to suit your individual case. If you have young children, it is essential you choose a solicitor who is a family specialist, familiar with the family courts and with dealing with child arrangements applications. If...

It's a sad day...

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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday 19 August 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple met in 2005 on the film set of Mr & Mrs Smith and married in 2014. The alleged reason Angelina has decided to initiate divorce...

Company bosses to be aware of proposed new laws for failure to prevent fraud

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Under proposed new laws, company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their employees committing fraud. Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to tackle corporate crime. The government propose to extend the existing legislation by making employers...

Felsted School hosts Lord's Taverners Cricket Festival for disadvantaged youngsters

Spencer Davis
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Pakistan international bowler Saeed Ajmal passed on his top tips to youngsters on the  Lord’s Taverners  Wicketz Programme which was hosted at  Felsted School  near Great Dunmow last week. Off-spinner Ajmal, who played 35 tests and...

Deepcut army barracks 'failed in duty of care' to recruits

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The coroner looking into the death of a young soldier at Deepcut army barracks has said that the barracks failed in its duty of care to young recruits. However, Coroner Brian Barker QC said there was no evidence Pte Cheryl James, 18, was unlawfully killed. ...

Former Commander of The Field Army is guest speaker at The Gepp Lecture

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This evening will see the fourth annual Gepp Lecture organised by  The Friends of Essex Churches Trus t. The lecture will be given by Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner KCB, CBE, former Commander of The Field Army and former...

​SDLT changes from 1 April 2016

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The chancellor's 2016 Budget was a concerted attack on the buy-to-let market. Whilst most of the headline news was already announced in 2015 the actual legislation wasn't available until Budget day. The first change will be noticed when purchasing a...

Tribunal success declines with the increased fees

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Since the introduction in 2013 of fees of up to £1,200, tribunals saw an immediate decline in successful claims heard at tribunal. The Ministry of Justice published figures which show that only 6% of around 21,500 cases were successful at the end of...

Lush threaten Amazon with release of revenge toiletries

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Mark Constantine, founder of cosmetics company Lush, has employed a rather novel tactic in order to give the online retail giant, Amazon, a taste of its own medicine.   Not satisfied with recently winning a High Court battle against Amazon over its...

Ten Year Anniversary!

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This December sees the ten year anniversary of the first Civil Partnership for gay people take place in the UK.  Since 2005 almost 140,000 people have entered into a civil partnership. The law has moved on since 2005 giving same sex couples the choice...

'Most Active Law Firm' award goes to...

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With a gathering of almost 70 prestigious law firms the competition was high at this year’s  LawNet  awards. A very pleased  Steven Payne , Managing Partner of Gepp & Sons collected the coveted award for the ‘Most Active Law...

Another highly successful legal debate sees KEGS retain the silverware.

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This year's debate took place at Anglia Ruskin University.  Gepp & Sons were delighted to welcome a host of distinguished members of our community including the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, the Lord Lieutenant Lord Petre, the High Sheriff...

This House would raise the legal age of criminal intent from 10 to 14.

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There are only seven more days to go before the annual ‘ Gepp & Sons Schools Legal Debate ’. On Wednesday the 18th eight schools from across the county of Essex will be going head to head at  Anglia Ruskin University ,...

England coast path rolled out in the East

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In a recent article published by the CLA, Natural England is currently working on a number of stretches of the England Coast Path in the eastern region. In Essex, Natural England has begun to investigate coastal access around Mersea Island, and between...

Doctrine of Joint Enterprise comes under scrutiny

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The Supreme Court is hearing two appeals in cases where convictions were gained under the doctrine of Joint Enterprise, which allows several people to be charged with the same offence, even though they may have played very different roles. Ameen Jogee and...

Sunday Trading Laws

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David Cameron has stated that the current Sunday trading hours do not work and has backed changes to the rules, despite opposition from many of is own MPs. Sunday trading laws currently do not allow large shops to open longer than six hours. The Prime...

Three families - one King

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‘The Only Way Is Tudors’ As promised, David Starkey most certainly did take us all on a white knuckle ride through Tudor Essex last Friday evening. Focussing on three dynasties, the De Vere, Petre and Marney families, David spoke with passion...

Crack down on cold-calling

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Last year more than 180,000 complaints were received by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding “cold calls.” The most common cold calls regard payment protection insurance (PPI) and accident claims, but the scope of such...

All sorts of denim...

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Staff at Gepp & Sons relaxed their usual smart image last week to help raise money for Jeans for Genes day. All monies raised by the many thousands of participating businesses around the country help fund a range of initiatives that...