AmicusLaw win at prestigious LFS Conveyancing Awards

We are very pleased to share that we swept the board at the prestigious Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards in September. We won the award for Best Small Conveyancing Firm across the whole of England and Wales beating strong competition from nine other shortlisted firms as well as the top award for the South of … Continued

Meet Joanna Shortland

Joanna Shortland

Moving house is said to be one of the top 5 most stressful life events according to Google. It comes as no surprise therefore that homeowners look for the right conveyancer to assist them in their house move. I have been in law for 13 years and have seen the market fall and rise numerous … Continued

Shortlisted for the Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Small Conveyancing Firm of the year category in this year’s Law Firm Service’s Awards   Congratulations to our fantastic conveyancing team who continue to provide an excellent service day in day out.

Watch out for weeds!

A recent court ruling has highlighted the increasing danger to home owners whose properties are affected by Japanese knotweed. Knotweed can cause structural damage, has very vigorous growth and can be very difficult to eradicate. A recent Court of Appeal decision decided that the escape of knotweed into a neighbours garden amounts to a nuisance … Continued

Considering Equity Release – let us advise you

Equity Release is a way for those of us over 55 to release a capital sum from the property we own and live in without having to make any monthly payments. The most common Equity Release plan is a type of mortgage but one where the interest is added to the debt and repaid when … Continued

Peter Watkin’s top 5 do’s and don’ts when moving home

It’s an old saying that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, it’s right up there with divorce and supporting the England football and cricket teams. It must partly be due to the emotional investment we all make when we buy a new home. It is not just … Continued

Stress in the workplace

April sees the 21st Stress Awareness Month which aims to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for modern day stress in the workplace. One person’s challenging and go-getting environment is another’s stressful hell hole and therein lies the issue about stress in the workplace – it’s not the external issues that are … Continued

Why does it take so long to buy my house?

As specialist conveyancers we are often asked why it takes so long to complete the conveyancing process, from agreeing the price with the Estate Agents to moving in. It’s a tough question and the answer, of course, is a complicated one but there are things that we can all do to speed it up and … Continued

Staff Announcement

Due to a desire to have more flexibility, Caroline Bennett will be leaving us as a permanent member of staff from the end of March, although happily our paths will cross again as she will be working as a locum in the area. Since Caroline joined our firm she has been an amazing asset and … Continued

Getting your sale off to a flying start

We often find that clients see their conveyancer only when they have found a buyer and don’t realise that speaking to a lawyer when your property first goes on to the market can save time and a lot of hassle later on. If you are planning to move house, some early planning can make the … Continued

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