In light of rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that Carpenter & Co is committed to maintaining business operations as usual. Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff. With this in mind, we wanted to let you know what we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time.
We are not accepting “walk-ins” and we are not arranging face-to-face meetings. We have however the technology to have meetings via telephone conferencing and video calls.
What else are we doing?
- Our lawyers and staff are working from home wherever possible. Our operating model supports remote working. We are confident that clients will continue to be well served with limited disruption and delay;
- We are using digital technologies that support an enhanced connected experience;
- Our offices are no longer open to the public;
- No face-to-face meetings will take place at our offices;
- Regular updates for staff on government and company guidelines;
- Admin staff come in to the office as much as necessary to check the post and support our lawyers so they carry on working from home; and
- We are communicating regularly with staff as their welfare is our primary concern.
We are also able to advise clients in respect of the legal challenges they face due to COVID-19. So if you do need help, please give us a call on 020 8669 5145 or drop us an email at email@example.com.
Some of our clients have also used this opportunity to attend to legal matters that have been hanging over their heads, such as finalising their Wills, LPA’s, estate planning, cohabitation agreements, etc. If you need any assistance on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Luiza Lobo or Taynia Pemberton in our Private Client Team.
Our primary focus is to support our staff and to continue delivering the needs of our clients. We will continue to update you on developments at the earliest and most appropriate opportunity, and we would ask that you work with us during this time.
We are conscious that you are likely to be receiving a high volume of communications about COVID-19, but we hope the above provides you with the re-assurance that we can continue to partner together uninterrupted during this challenging time. If you have any further questions, please email Sue McCormack who will respond to you as soon as possible.
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Around 227,000 South Africans reside in the United Kingdom, probably one quarter of whom have undertaken national military service in the armed forces or the South African Police.
The South African Legion United Kingdom & Europe is an ex-servicemen’s association comprised of South African Military Veterans who have either served in South Africa’s security forces or in the British Armed Forces and who now reside in the United Kingdom and Europe.
South African forces fought with distinction in both World Wars, the Korean War and in the war to protect South Africa’s borders. They have a long and proud record of service, and an active programme of remembrance and social events in the United Kingdom.
Carpenter and Co are signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant and are proud to support British and Commonwealth veterans.Read More
We have participated once again in the St. Raphael’s Hospice “Make your Will Fortnight”. Under the terms of this scheme, for a period of two weeks, our Wills & Probate team prepared wills free of charge for a number of local people who each made a donation to the hospice.
We have been pleased to support a local charity and the sum raised this year was £480.
Carpenters have supported this scheme previously and we hope to take part in the Make your Will Fortnight again next year.
If you’re a first-time buyer, this event is for you.
A panel of friendly experts (including our own Rebecca Mabert) will give presentations. They also will be glad to answer all of your questions about getting on the property ladder – there is no such thing as a silly question.
- Place: The Ginger Frog, 53 Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0PH
- Time: Thursday 4th April, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
- Booking: If you’d like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free e-ticket.
But hurry! There are only 50 seats available.
See the image below for further details.Read More
Residential conveyancing is the legal process of purchasing or selling a house. Residential conveyancing can involve buying/selling Leasehold and Freehold properties or Shared Ownership.
Residential conveyancing plays a huge part it people’s lives. Whether it is buying your first home or selling and moving to a new one. It is most people’s dream to one day own their own home and there are options and ways to assist them in achieving their goals and getting onto the property ladder, such as a reduction in Stamp duty payable for first time buyers up to £300,000 or Help to Buy Schemes brought in by the government.
At Carpenter & Co we have an experienced team of Property Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers. Our aim is to take away some of the stress and make your transaction as easy as we can for you, and to give you an efficient service for all your property needs.
Once we are instructed we aim to make things as simple as possible for you.
We also provide you with an easy to read written process of how a sale and purchase transaction works.
To help you manage the costs of conveyancing, we will provide you with a full written quotation at the start of the transaction. This quote will include a comprehensive breakdown of the costs and expenses you can expect to incur with no hidden costs.
We are happy to provide an oral and written quotation upon request – please contact Paul Verlander at email@example.com or telephone us on 020 8669 5145.Read More
For anyone who doesn’t have plans for Friday evening, please note that the Mayor of Sutton is holding a summer barbecue at 7:30pm at the Woodcote Flying Club.
- Tickets are £12.
- Live music with Dan Davison.
- Proceeds to be given to Homestart Sutton and The Kidney Fund.
Details are shown below:
Sounds like a fun event for a good cause.Read More
There’s nothing we love more than getting behind a worthy cause. Amy Ellis and Chloe Preston who are Dementia Friends have decided to run a Cupcake sale. We will be busy baking cakes to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and selling them outside our offices on Tuesday, 12th June between 11.00am and 3.00pm.
Funds raised on the day are aimed to raise awareness for the fight against dementia. 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, and this is set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. We are proud to be taking part in Cupcake Day which is a brilliant and easy way to support the work of the UK’s leading dementia charity.
There will be bunting pages for kids to colour in and a selection of cakes to buy for a donation upwards of 50p.
Come along and treat yourself to a tasty little morsel in aid of an excellent charity!Read More