Shentons Solicitors & Mediators

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Armed Forces Legal Action

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We are proud to be members of the Armed Forces Legal Action Group scheme. This means that for those listed below we will offer a 15% discount on our normal fees (excluding legal aid work):

  • Personnel, both regular and reserve, serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces at the time that they engage the Member to provide to them any Applicable Services;
  • Those who left Her Majesty’s Armed Forces within two years of engaging the Member to provide to them Applicable Services;
  • Those individuals who have sustained serious injuries as a direct result of service in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (a lifetime entitlement);
  • Recipients of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross (a lifetime entitlement); and
  • Bereaved next of kin recipients of the Elizabeth Cross (a lifetime entitlement).

If you are eligible and would like to take advantage of this discount, please let us know when you contact us and we will apply the discount.

Shentons hand over cheque to Countess Mountbatten

You may recall that some brave (or crazy) members of Shentons Solicitors abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower last Bank Holiday Monday.

We are thrilled to have now had an opportunity to hand over to Countess Mountbatten the final sum raised which totalled an amazing £3,120.

Our sincere thanks to all those who sponsored us and donated so generously.  And special thanks to Barrie Jones who independently raised the largest contribution to the total, and all those who sponsored him.

Pictured (from left to right) Michelle Parker, Ruth Andrew (from Countess Mountbatten), Vicky Wright and Rachael Cole, and in front Katie Rowles and Jenny Wigginton.

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Shaun Underhill – Appointment Deputy District Judge

Shaun Underhill, head of civil and family litigation at Shentons, has been appointed a Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chief Justice.

The process was rigorous, involving a detailed application exam, strenuous interview and two mock hearings where he sat as the judge. Each of the candidates was scrutinised and measured against a set of core abilities, including intellectual capacity, an ability to understand and deal fairly, authority, efficiency, and ability to communicate and had to display sound personal qualities.

Robert Kerr, Shentons partner said “we are absolutely delighted for Shaun, he has achieved his appointment as a result of many years of dedicated and hard work”.

Shaun will sit on the Western Circuit in due course.

Shentons Abseil for Charity

Whilst many office workers were enjoying their extra day off over the bank holiday weekend 13 fearless members of staff from Shentons Solicitors and Mediators in Winchester took the plunge in abseiling 300 feet down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower in order to raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice, their charity of the year.

Sentons have so far raised over £2,500 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice far exceeding their initial target of £250 and are now hoping to raise £3,000, more than 10 times their initial target.

As an extra incentive to increase donations Jon Whettingsteel, a solicitor with Shentons agreed to abseil dressed as Wonder Woman if donations reached £500 and said after ‘It felt great to fulfil a personal challenge whilst also raising money for a great cause and local charity.’

Lys Pollard, partner at the firm said we chose the Countess Mountbatten Hospice as our charity for the year because, ‘a number of members of staff have links with the hospice, which supports terminal cancer patients in its hospice and with community nurses.’

The staff want to thank everyone who has donated and came out to support them on Monday and have been amazed by the generosity shown by friends, family and business colleagues.

Donations can still be made online at https://www.justgiving.com/shentons-abseil/ or by dropping into the offices of Shentons Solicitors, in Staple Gardens, Winchester.

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Law Walk

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Jon Whettingsteel and Georgina Hancock from our offices joined a number of other solicitors, barristers and legal professionals  and students to take part in the inaugural Southampton Legal Walk, walking 10k around Southampton in order to raise funds to provide free legal support and advice to the most vulnerable and in need. Please contact the offices should you wish to make a donation.

Here they are crossing the finish line, to enjoy the well-earned buffet!

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Peter Symonds Employment Fair

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Lisa Warriner and Elisabeth Pollard of Shentons Solicitors with the Shentons
stall prior to the start of the Peter Symonds Employment fair on 1 April
2015. We spoke to many young people interested in a career in the law.

Back to Uni

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On the 17th February Georgina Hancock and Chloe Jay attended the University of Surrey’s first speed networking event held by the student law society and University’s Alumni department. Georgina graduated from the University of Surrey in 2010 and was delighted to have the opportunity to go back to her old university and meet current students. During the event, students visited a number of ‘stations’ against the clock to gain top tips from alumni, who included solicitors at various stages of their careers. Many of the students were interested in speaking with Chloe to learn about her qualification as a solicitor advocate.

Both Chloe and Georgina felt that they had helped the students and enjoyed speaking about their roles at Shentons.

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

January 23, 2015CarolinePress Releases

houseIs your neighbour considering building an extension to their property that will cast a shadow over your home?  If so the prospect of claiming compensation or even a court order halting the work may become clearer in the future.
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Christmas Contact

November 24, 2014CarolinePress Releases

ChristmasChristmas is fast approaching and many families will be in the process of making arrangements for the big day itself. For many people, Christmas is a time of good will and particularly a time for visiting and spending time with family. Christmas can however be very difficult for the parents and children of separated families, and discussions about where the children of the family will spend Christmas can sadly end up being very challenging particularly where both parents, understandably, want to see their child(ren) on Christmas morning.

Below are some suggestions and advice to try and help you with making these Christmas arrangements, and hopefully avoid falling into a “Christmas Contact” dispute:
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Shentons Solicitors & Mediators, Star Lane House, Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 844544
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1962 844501
DX: 2503 Winchester 1

E-mail: main@shentons.co.uk

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