Events & News

Golf4 We are very proud of our team who won the Relate Golf tournament at the Downs Golf Club on the 24th July 2015.Robin Comber and Christos Christou with Ryan Smith and Phillip Mann.The weather was kind to them as they played for a worthy cause.

Well done, our lads

Not content with indicating an intention to shut the Eastbourne Family Court, the Government are now “consulting” on increasing Court fees. Among the proposed increases is the proposal that the Court fee for divorce proceedings will increase from the current £410 (already dramatically inflated) to £550. Bearing in mind that the Ministry of Justice’s own data suggests that the cost of Court service for a divorce is only £270. In 2015 (the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta) one is forced to wonder at what happened to access to justice.

Lawson Lewis Blakers are very pleased to announce that Ian Morgan has accepted a post with us as Head of our Wills and Private Client department.  Ian is based at our office in Eastbourne although he regularly visits our branches in Peacehaven and Lewes.

Ian is a Solicitor with over 15 years’ experience specialising in advising clients concerning Wills, advising in relation to Inheritance Tax and estate planning to include care home fees and the administration of estates of elderly and deceased clients.

Ian is a member of STEP, an organisation for practitioners specialising in this field of work and with vigorous admission standards.

Away from work Ian enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing an interest in Renaissance Italian art!

The Law Society has devised a quality scheme designed specifically to guarantee to clients standards of integrity, service and competence within the field of residential Conveyancing.

Accreditation for this scheme involves checks being carried out on all members of our Conveyancing department; each conveyancer undergoing an on-line examination.

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully renewed our accreditation.

Lawson Lewis Blakers was established as a Solicitors practice in Eastbourne in 1875 meaning that this year we celebrate our 140th birthday!

We have expanded over the years adding offices in Peacehaven (2000) and Lewes (2012).

We will be organising various events with our staff and clients during the year in order to celebrate this milestone.

Lawson Lewis Blakers are members of the Law Society backed “Lexcel” kitemark.  The award of this quality mark is made after a rigorous audit of each member firm’s systems – and involves a detailed review of policies, procedures, interviews with staff and partners together with a review of samples of files.

We are amongst one of the first local firms to be audited under the latest Lexcel standard and are pleased to announce that we have passed the audit attracting praise for the robustness of our systems from the auditor.

Our Lewes Office has been continually supporting The Institute of Cancer Research through their Free Wills Scheme and this year have managed to raise in legacies the sum of £60,100!
Those legacies help to enable them to fulfil their mission to find cures that defeat cancer. We are very pleased to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and hope to raise much more through legacies for them through the continuing Free Wills Scheme

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