Looking to Move House?
Lucy Spollin is a solicitor in our conveyancing department and these are her 3 top tips for making your move as smooth as possible!
1. Stay positive - we will explore all possible options to find a solution that fits you.
2. Be prepared - If you intend to sell your residential property or business, start collating your papers early. We would rather work with too much paperwork than too little.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask - If you are confused; want to know what happens at each stage of the transaction; or are not sure where to sign a document, just ask. February 2018
Clarendon Marathon Team
This year Shentons continued their tradition of supporting the Clarendon Marathon with an all-female relay team running from Salisbury to Winchester on the 7th of October. Lisa Warriner and Alex Chessum returned to run different “legs” this year. They were joined by Lucy Spollin and Sofie Flaherty. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support and leadership of senior partner Shaun Underhill, who acted as both coach and chauffer to the team. They ran in support of Solent Mind, which is our charity of the year.
Law Talk 3 - MODERN SLAVERY
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The National Crime Agency have stated that there are probably tens of thousands of victims of trafficking or ‘modern slavery’ in the UK at the present time. For the crime department this is an issue we have to have at the forefront of our minds when dealing with vulnerable people. Often victims of this kind of exploitation are the last to tell you the truth and evidence must be gathered from other sources.
This year we acted for Jon, a 16-year-old boy who had been accused of dealing drugs. At first the case seemed simple; when Jon was arrested he was in possession of a knife and a very large quantity of drugs that were clearly not for personal use. Jon himself would say very little about what had happened and seemed quite disengaged with the whole process; at this stage, another firm might have advised him to plead guilty.