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Divorce: Our Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Did you know that 1 in 8 people in the UK under the age of 19 have a mental health disorder?

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Bronze Award from Cancer Research UK

On 25 January 2019, we were delighted to be awarded the Bronze Award from Cancer Research UK for raising £255,325 for the charity through gifts in Wills.

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What really happens if you don't leave a Will?

Creating a Will may be something you’ve been meaning to do yet still not got around to. But, by delaying, are you making a costly mistake that will hurt your loved ones when you’re gone?

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Need to Know: Buying a Leasehold Property

There are many things to consider when buying a property. It’s crucial you understand what’s involved with a leasehold property and review the advantages and disadvantages before purchasing.

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Pursuing divorce? Here’s what to expect from your solicitor

Your local Colchester Solicitors, John Fowlers, shares their advice on the divorce process.

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The team visited Heavenly Desserts as they opened their doors for the grand opening.

Saturday saw a new addition to Colchester High Street for all dessert lovers as Heavenly Desserts opened its doors for its grand opening and we got to visit!

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Planning Ahead for Child Contact at Christmas

Does Christmas have to be a difficult time for a divorced family? Here are five suggests that may ease the tension.

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Court actions on the rise because of Lasting Powers of Attorneys

The Financial Times recently reported a 71% rise in the number of court actions against people acting under a lasting power of attorney (LPA's) for vulnerable people.

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Help Raise Money for Cancer Research with John Fowlers!

To raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research the team are taking part in the Race For Life 2019!

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What Can I Claim For Personal Injury

Acts that result in a personal injury claim are those that are caused by the negligent or deliberate acts of another person or body. If you've sustained an injury, our solicitors in Colchester, Essex can advise you on your claim.

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Introducing Lauren Tovey Our Trainee Paralegal!

Meet our Trainee Paralegal Lauren Tovey! Find out everything she needed to know on her journey into her law career and everything she has learnt so far!

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Tips for Successful Conflict Resolution

Find out our top tips for conflict resolution. Mediation can resolve conflict with the help of a neutral mediator. The aim is to help participants to think open-mindedly and create the best possible solution for all parties involved.

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Top tips to protect yourself when buying a house with a friend

During the fun and excitement that comes with buying a house with a friend, it's vital to keep yourself protected. In this blog, we will provide you with tips on how to buy a house with a friend the smart way.

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How to Deal With Bullying in The Workplace

You should be able to feel comfortable in the workplace and Harassment of any nature can have a detrimental effect on your enjoyment of your job. Many different cases of workplace bullying go unreported or misunderstood, and as a victim, it can be hard to know how to deal with it.

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5 Simple Ways To Improve Daily Life For Those With Alzheimer's

We discuss small ways that you can improve the "quality of life" for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, to make the world feel safer and less confusing.

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Reasons to Leave a Gift to Charity in Your Will

Gift in Wills is the largest single source of voluntary income to the charity sector at £2.8 billion. When choosing a charity, think about the things that you’re passionate about and that are important to you in your life.

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Starting a Business? Here's a Guide on When You Need a Solicitor’s Help!

Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting times in someones working life, but seeking professional advice and both legal and financial is essential and here's why!

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Our Guide to Making a Will - The Process Explained Simply

Here's our guide to making a Will and the process explained simply. To maximise the likelihood that your wishes are carried out, your Will must be in writing and must comply with certain formalities.

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The Importance of Family Mediation

We explore the importance of Family Mediation and why you should consider this as an alternative to dealing with family disputes.

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

One misconception there is for prenuptial agreements is that it is for only the wealthy. However, anyone that has personal assets, liabilities, property or children from a previous marriage should consider a prenup.

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Our Tips For Staying Safe On The Road: National Road Victim Month

Being aware of yourself and other drivers and practising safe road behaviour is equally important. Find out our advice to keep you mindful and safe on the roads.

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Are You a First Time Buyer? Here Are The Mistakes To Avoid!

Buying your first home is both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Not only do you have to find the right home, but the right mortgage too. Many first-time buyers often make mistakes in the process, here are the most common mistakes to avoid.

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World Day For International Justice: Here's how you can show your support

Today the world will celebrate progress towards greater accountability for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide on World Day for International Justice!

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The 5 most effective ways to have a stress free move!

Most people that have moved house will agree it can be a very stressful experience, however, we have these tips to help minimise the stress of moving house and make the whole process smooth sailing.

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Our Simple Guide to Commercial Conveyancing

Here is a guide on the process of commercial conveyancing along with the things to be aware of, if you're thinking of buying or selling a commercial property!

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WILL you marry me? - Here's why you should review your Will after marriage

As it's officially wedding season, we wanted to remind you of the importance of reviewing your Will after marriage. Life can be unpredictable with many changes that can occur — marriage is one of them!

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Why you should have a Lasting Powers of Attorney - #DementiaAwarenessWeek

This week is Dementia Awareness Week. A time to encourage action and improvement to those who are dealing with Dementia in their everyday lives. Lasting powers of attorney can be invaluable when it comes to dealing with a loved one at a very sensitive and difficult time.

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7 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health With The Charity Mid And North East Essex Mind

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we have collaborated with the charity Mid and North East Essex Mind to provide you with 7 tips to help improve your mental health!

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What do you need to know about the changes to Employment Law?

April 2018 marks a great deal of changes happening within the UK Law which directly affect Employment, we've summed up how these changes could potentially affect you, and exactly what you need to know.

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Happy International Women's Day! #IWD18

To celebrate International Women's Day, John Fowlers are taking a look back at monumental moments for women in UK Law.

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How can a solicitor help me move home?

Are you hoping to move home this year? If so, you'll need to think about instructing a conveyancer to help handle the legal work for your property.

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Shared Parental Leave – The discussion we should be having

This week the government have announced that they’re beginning a new campaign encouraging parents to take-up shared parental leave.

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We're proud specialists in Mental Health Law - Time To Talk 2018

Yesterday, 1st February 2018, marks #TimeToTalk day an appeal to end the stigma attached to mental health. John Fowlers are proud specialists in Mental Health Law.

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How can mediation benefit me? #FamilyMediationWeek

To celebrate Family Mediation Week, we’re promoting the benefits of mediation, particularly the benefits of choosing mediation over more traditional processes.

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Happy 60th Birthday to our Senior Partner Kim Kennedy

Last week at John Fowlers Solicitors, we celebrated the sixtieth birthday of our Senior Partner Kim Kennedy.

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John Fowlers solicitors proudly supports St Helena’s Hospice on Christmas Jumper Day.

This year on National Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15th December – John Fowlers Solicitors will be raising money for local charity St. Helena’s Hospice.

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Anti-Bullying Week: Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Ever since the rise of the internet, online forums and social media websites have unfortunately provided platforms for online bullying and abuse. We’ve put together a few tips, with the help of Internet Matters and NSPCC, to help ensure your children remain safe online:

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How can mediation help you?

You could be forgiven for thinking of Mediation as a bit of a buzzword, as it is often thrown around in the discussion of family law. However, Mediation can be a key stage in resolving conflict without the need for court proceedings.

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National Adoption Week

With over 4000 children waiting to be adopted within the UK, National Adoption week, from 16th- 22nd October, calls out for people to support adoption.

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Types of Homebuyer Survey

Our experienced conveyancing solicitors in Colchester explore the types of homebuyer survey so you can complete your purchase with peace of mind.

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Writing Your Will – Dying Matters Week

Writing your Will can be a daunting prospect and most of our clients come to us unsure of the exact process and how best to prepare for their appointment.

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Your Quick Guide to Conveyancing

John Fowlers Solicitors' expert Conveyancing Solicitors in Colchester explain what conveyancing is, different types of conveyancing, and conveyancing fees.

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What should I know about the Help To Buy scheme?

he Help to Buy Scheme has been in place since April 2013. With a Help to Buy: Equity Loan, the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest.

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Why Might I Need a Lasting Power of Attorney? – Dementia Awareness Week

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important service we offer to clients who are unable to make decisions for themselves.

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The Importance of Your Childs Well-being – International Day of Families

As we discussed earlier this month in our Family Safety Week blog, every child deserves the best start in life not only relating to safety but also ensuring equal access to education and every child’s overall well-being.

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Kim Kennedy & Christopher Andrews become Chairman & Secretary of The Colchester Association for the Protection of Property

We are delighted to announce that on 8th February 2017, Kim Kennedy was elected as Chairman and Christopher Andrews, Secretary of The Colchester Association for the Protection of Property, otherwise known as The Thieves.

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Family Safety Week

Family Safety Week, May 2-5, 2017 this year focuses on protecting some of the most vulnerable members of our community — babies, toddlers, and children under five.

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What is conveyancing?

A question we’ve been asked time and time again – what is conveyancing? How will a solicitor help me buy a house?

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Family Mediation Week

We at John Fowlers Solicitors encourage mediation in relation to all family related disputes, including matrimonial separation and divorce as well as children matters and cohabitation breakdown and associated property issues.

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Porter To The Rescue

Once again our team from the firm comprising of Michael Kennedy, Adam Digby, Peter Herriott and Christopher Meadows were in attendance to continue our support of the Us.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

On Friday the 30th of September we at John Fowlers

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Employment Seminar Reminder

Employment seminar reminder for September 23rd at 2pm

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Filomena Sterkaj Qualifies as a Solicitor

Filomena Sterkaj joined John Fowlers in February 2015 after completing her Law degree

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Macauley Bonne – Colchester United Football Club

Macauley Bonne joined Colchester United Football Club in 2013