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Buying a freehold investment property
07 Apr 2017
If you are looking to invest in commercial premises; either as a base from which to run your business, or as the start of a property portfolio which you plan to manage and let out to tenants, your two main options are either taking on a lease or buying the freehold of the premises...

10 year anniversary at Bank House
23 Mar 2017
We recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary of being in Bank House. In 2007 we moved a few doors down the road from 180 High Street to Bank House in Bank Street...

Protect your children's inheritance by taking advantage of new inheritance tax allowance
13 Mar 2017
Nobody wants to see their hard-earned cash go to the tax man when they die, but until recently if your estate was worth more than £325,000 you faced the prospect of having to pay inheritance tax at a rate of 40 per cent...

Does your Will need a New Year health check?
12 Jan 2017
The start of a new year is an excellent time to take stock and put your affairs in order. One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to make a Will and ensure it is regularly reviewed.

Faulty Christmas present? Know your consumer rights
12 Jan 2017
If you have bought or been given something for Christmas that does not work it is important to know what rights you have.

The use of social media and the office Christmas party
12 Jan 2017
The office Christmas party is a chance for everyone to let their hair down and have fun, but with alcohol often flowing freely and people’s judgement impaired as a result the potential for employees to get carried away is clear.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot?
12 Jan 2017
When a marriage is in trouble, the New Year is often a time when couples may decide to separate. With a feeling of a new start on the horizon and the opportunity to contemplate the future, this time of year seems to provide spouses with courage to make what would otherwise be regarded as unimaginable decisions about their marriage.

Warners solicitor Gail Hall discusses the government's risky online legal tool for LPAs on BBC Radio Kent
29 Nov 2016
Private Client solicitor Gail Hall at Warners Solicitors, was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent on Monday 28 November. Gail discussed the government's risky online legal tool for DIY LPAs and the importance of receiving legal expert advice when creating your LPA. You can listen to a recording from the show here...

LPA tool leaving people at risk of financial abuse and fraud
25 Nov 2016
Warners Solicitors Gail Hall and Ruth Pannell, Full Accredited members of SFE, have joined a number of organisations representing older and vulnerable people to raise serious concerns around the Government’s online tool for...

Gail Hall discusses the importance of a Will
15 Nov 2016
Do you have a Will? Seventy per cent of people in England do not, so when they die their estates will be dealt with under the rules of intestacy. Gail Hall discusses the importance of a Will...

Warners is proudly supporting CLA South East Event: Trespassers and the Law
14 Nov 2016
Ramblers, dog walkers, illegal campers, fly-grazers, fly-tippers, animal rights activists, country sports saboteurs – all can cause substantial...

Warners ranked amongst the Top Law Firms in the South East
03 Nov 2016
The recently published Chambers UK 2017 has ranked Warners Solicitors as a Top performing Law Firm in Kent and the South East. Warners has secured rankings in the following practice areas: Agriculture & Rural Affairs...

Warners Solicitors is recommended as a Top Tier Firm in the South East
12 Oct 2016
Warners Solicitors is delighted to announce that it has maintained its ranking in the Legal 500 directory 2016 as a Top Tier Firm in the South East for Agriculture and Estates...

Outstanding contributions needed more than ever in uncertain times
12 Oct 2016
Steve Colville, who is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Agriculture and Estates in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500, considers some of the uncertainties facing Farmers in an article in the September issue of Farm Business. You can read the article here:

Warners Solicitors’ Gail Hall discusses Inheritance Tax Rules on BBC Radio Kent
11 Oct 2016
Gail Hall, a Private Client solicitor at Warners Solicitors, was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent on Tuesday 11 October. Gail talked about the Inheritance Tax Rules and how to plan for the future. You can listen to a recording...

Free Presentation on Dementia and Later Life Support
04 Oct 2016
Warners Solicitors and the Good Care Group are hosting two events, which are open to anyone who has an interest in dementia and later life issues. The speakers will cover practical, financial and legal issues concerning...

Lasting Powers of Attorney vs The Alternative
20 Sep 2016
No one likes to think of a time when they are unable to look after their own finances and well-being, however, this may become a reality. When someone becomes unable to make decisions for themselves, a family...

Warners’ Elderly and Vulnerable team is supporting the Kent Painters Group exhibition
14 Sep 2016
Warners’ Elderly and Vulnerable team is delighted to be supporting the Kent Painters Group exhibition on 28 – 30 Oct 2016. This is the second year that Warners has supported the group...

Complex Conveyancing Made Simple
14 Sep 2016
For most people, buying a new home represents their largest single investment. This is why using an experienced property lawyer is so essential. Here Warners Solicitors explain what is involved in the business of conveyancing...

Warners Macmillan Coffee Morning
09 Aug 2016
Warners Solicitors would like to invite you to the Tonbridge office for a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year Macmillan Cancer Support raised over £25million...

Ruth Pannell Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
08 Aug 2016
Warners is delighted to announce that Ruth Pannell has become a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). The SFE is an independent organisation of professionals who provide specialist legal advice for...

Charity of The Year
24 Feb 2016
Warners Solicitors names The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and The Evelina Children’s Hospital as its Charities of the Year....

Three New Partners at Leading South East Law Firm
16 Nov 2015
South East based law firm, Warners Solicitors, announces that Philip Raggett has returned to the firm as a partner in its private client team. Philip specialises in tax planning, Wills and trust work. Philip originally joined the firm in 1997...

Family support and coping with dementia seminar - 18 June 2015
05 May 2015
Recognising that dementia will touch the lives of many people in some shape or form, Warners Solicitors in conjunction with The Good Care Group and Goodman Care Fees Advisers, is hosting a dementia awareness event at Warners’ office in Sevenoaks.

The Link-Up Launch Event was a Huge Success
17 Mar 2015
The first Link-Up networking event, organised by Warners Solicitors, was a great success. Over 50 attendees from local businesses came to the Zed café in Sevenoaks to meet up with old friends and make new contacts....

Local law firm hands out top award at the House of Commons
11 Dec 2014
Warners Solicitors were delighted to sponsor the Personality of the Year Award at this year’s Food and Farming Industry Awards. The Awards, organised by Farm Business were hosted at the House of Commons by Neil Parish MP....

How to buy a horse
03 Nov 2014
Buying horses can be a fraught process unless you know what you’re doing. Michael McNally from Warners Solicitors explains how to protect yourself against the pitfalls.

Thank you
01 Oct 2014
Thank you to everyone who came along to our coffee morning last month. Thanks to your generous support we raised over £920 for Macmillan Cancer Support...

Shhh….Keep the noise down
16 Sep 2014
In July, a newspaper reported that a clay pigeon shooting club which had been around for thirty years faced closure, after a District Judge dismissed its appeal against a noise abatement notice. The notice had been issued following a complaint to the council by a local resident...

The women of Warners show cancer who’s boss!
09 Jun 2014
Local law firm, Warners Solicitors have managed to raise nearly £1000 for Cancer Research by taking part in the 5k ‘Race for Life’ run in Tunbridge Wells. Gail Hall, Kirsty Wood, Lauren McQue, Sara Cox, Alice Scambler, Karen Cole, Judy Pollard, Jacqueline Hutchinson and Rebecca Massam...

IoD Goes to College to Learn About Business
17 Apr 2014
Delegates from the IoD went back to College for a visit and tour of Hadlow Dairy, a working farm which is part of Hadlow College.

Criminal Injustice
11 Apr 2014
On Friday 7 March 2014, solicitors and barristers united in opposition to further legal aid cuts which, on any view, are savage. Hundreds gathered outside Parliament and thousands more boycotted courts, to draw attention to what they believe is a ruthless and systematic...

Mark Davis - Lawyer Profile
07 Feb 2014
Each month we catch up with one of our solicitors and find out a little bit more about them, this month we talk to one of our commercial property experts Mark Davis.

Kent Messenger Legal Sector Review
16 Jan 2014
Kent Messenger Legal review. This review is based on the Legal 500 and Chambers rankings and reflects our recent success in these directories. For the second year running we have made it on to the ‘biggest-risers’ table.

Rayma Collins - Lawyer Profile
06 Jan 2014
Each month we catch up with one of our solicitors and find out a little bit more about them, this month we talk to one of our family experts Rayma Collins...

Safeguarding the Seas
18 Dec 2013
Armed guards with Section 5 Licences are increasingly prevalent as an anti-piracy measure on ships. Tim Ryan investigates the legal basis for this, and whether it’s working.

Local law firm hands out top award at the House of Commons
11 Dec 2013
We were delighted to be asked to sponsor the Personality of the Year Award at this year’s Food and Farming Industry Awards. The Awards, organised by Farm Business were hosted at the House of Commons by Neil Parish MP...

Kevin Sullivan Lawyer Profile
01 Nov 2013
Each month we catch up with one of our solicitors and find out a little bit more about them, this month we talk to our IP expert Kevin Sullivan...

Three Solicitors Promoted to Partner
01 Oct 2013
Senior partner Mark Rosser comments “We are delighted to promote Kevin, Jane and Matt to the role of partner. This marks an important step in their careers and recognises the considerable achievements they have all made.”

Warners Solicitors Ranked as a Top Tier Firm by Legal Directory - ‘The Legal 500’
26 Sep 2013
We are delighted to announce that our Agriculture and Estates Team has been recognised by The Legal 500 directory as one of the top tier firms in the South East.

Warners trainee elected President of The West Kent & Weald JLD
26 Sep 2013
We are delighted to announce that carrying on from the success at last year’s law society awards where Rebecca Massam won Lawyer of the year and Jon Poole was awarded Trainee Solicitor of the year, Stuart Price has been elected to the position of President of the West Kent & Weald Junior Lawyers Division...

Warners Sponsor Personality of the Year at the Food and Farming Industry Awards
02 Aug 2013
“As supporters of the agricultural and farming industry, we are delighted to be involved in the Food and Farming Industry Awards, which honour true excellence within the farming industry. We all know how important this sector is to the UK and it’s great that these awards honour...

Warners Support the Emerging Talent Fund
18 Jul 2013
The ETF is a programme that is owned by the Sport Business Network and administered by Sports Aid and we at Warners Solicitors are proud to support it. Most ETF athletes are aged between 12 and 18 and train for more than 15 hours a week after school as a bare minimum...

Warners raise over £1000 for Age UK
20 Mar 2013
Our team managed to raise over £1000 for Age UK by taking part in the ‘Wrap Up and Run’ 10k at Crystal Palace. Amy Morris, Karen Cole, John McAuliffe, Jon Poole, Juyma Sanchez and Estelle Tague braved the freezing cold morning and made it round in one piece...

CILEX Kent and East Sussex branch re-launch
14 Mar 2013
The re-launch of the Kent and East Sussex branch of the legal executives’ governing body, CILEX, took place in Tunbridge Wells on 7 March 2013. Legal executive lawyers are recognised as being one of the three core branches of the legal profession, alongside barristers and solicitors...

Warners’ young talent scoop double award
21 Nov 2012
Warners are delighted to announce that two of their outstanding lawyers successfully beat off strong competition from other local solicitors earlier this month, clinching both of the available local Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) Achievement Awards...

Tonbridge Half Marathon
04 Oct 2012
We were delighted to be asked to sponsor the Tonbridge half marathon again this year and despite the challenging weather conditions the race was a huge success. Well done to all the race winners.

Warners Solicitors are legal partners to IoD Kent
07 Sep 2012

Warners Continue to Build on their Relationship with IoD Kent
24 Aug 2012
We recently signed a three-year partnership deal with IoD Kent to become their legal marketing partner. Since then we have had the opportunity to meet lots of exciting and interesting businesses located throughout Kent...

New Partners Join our Litigation Team
14 Mar 2012
In response to changes in the market and current levels of demand we have recently recruited two new partners in our litigation team.

Goldsmith –v- Patchcott
29 Feb 2012
Following the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Goldsmith –v- Patchcott case yesterday, Michael McNally comments “The result of this case will make it much harder for anyone who was injured when riding someone else’s horse to bring an injury claim. It is a significant shift in the law.”

Crucial Court of Appeal decision awaited
17 Feb 2012

Warners will be at The Wedding Show
10 Oct 2011
We will be there to talk about we can help you on your journey together, by proving you with advice on Pre-nuptial Agreements, Conveyancing, Wealth planning and Wills...

Warners & Sevenoaks Area Mind, First Aid for Mental Health Training Course
05 Oct 2011
Sevenoaks Area Mind are the first point of call for people suffering from mental illness in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Hadlow, Edenbridge and surrounding villages. They will be delivering training for employers to be able to recognise and help staff showing signs of diminishing mental health...

Warners Summer Party
13 Jul 2011
Our Residential and Commercial Property teams recently held a summer party at Tonbridge School. We were delighted with the number of local estate agents, surveyors and other businesses who came along and joined in with our ‘School Sports Day’ games...

Warners help England to win a bronze medal
12 Jul 2011
Warners were delighted to sponsor the England Men’s 35 touch rugby team in their recent World cup campaign. We were even more delighted that our IT director Christian Garland was able to play in the team and bring home the bronze medal...

Warners are proud to sponsor Ben Whibley in the Caterham Supersport Championship
12 Jul 2011
Ben Whibley from Tonbridge was at the opening race of the season at Silverstone. Competing on the full Grand Prix circuit in the Caterham Supersport championship...

What’s your favourite film?
17 Mar 2011

Warners Solicitors cinema tickets free prize draw Terms & Conditions
17 Jan 2011

Business Week Live 2010
12 Nov 2010
Thank you to everyone who came to see us and entered the prize draw on our stand at the Business Week Live. The lucky card pulled out of the bowl by Steve Loader...

An appeal from The Kent Wildlife Trust
06 Jul 2010

Reeves+Neylan Credit Confidence – Free trial worth £25
16 Jun 2010
Reeves+Neylan LLP are chartered accountants and business advisers based in Kent, Sussex and London. They have recently launched an online service offering financial reports on over 8 million companies...

Warners IT manager will play for England
20 Apr 2010
Congratulations to Christian Garland who has been called up to play touch rugby for England. We are delighted to support and encourage our colleague Christian with this tremendous opportunity...

What is modern thinking with traditional values? Warners Online!
26 Mar 2010
Sometimes technology arrives and you can’t help but ask why? It can take a while before it can be harnessed in a useful productive fashion, now we have an application that should delight our customers and it brings our motto alive, it is our new online service...

Ambiguous Terms in Insurance - When Wrong is Right
08 Feb 2010
Insurers often try to give themselves ‘wiggle room’ to contest claims, which is one reason why they put so many questions in proposal forms. Over the years, the courts have established that where such a question is ambiguous, the legal...

Immigration - Shortage Occupation List for Tier 2
04 Feb 2010
The Government has accepted in full the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a revised shortage occupation list for Tier 2 of the points-based system of immigration. The new list applies to all certificates of sponsorship assigned on...

Woman Let Off Credit Card Debt
27 Jan 2010
A woman who owed a credit card company more than £8,000 has been excused from repaying her debt after a court ruled that the ‘secret’ commission paid to the credit card company by the company providing the payment protection insurance...

HMRC Can See Accountants' Tax Advice to Clients
12 Jan 2010
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently won a significant victory in a tax case when the court ruled that tax advice given by an accounting firm to its client is not privileged. In other words, HMRC can force accountants to divulge advice given to their...

Warners “Good News to Beat Winter Blues”
01 Dec 2009
Warners Solicitors have promoted three of their solicitors to ‘Partner’ this is a tremendous moment in a solicitors career and reflects many years of hard work and training...