Professional expertise, a high level of service and value for our clients
Thomas Dunton Solicitors is an accredited and independent firm of Solicitors, offering friendly, sympathetic and affordable legal advice tailored to your own individual circumstances. We have specialists in each key area of Law, who can deal with all your legal matters, professionally, from beginning to end.
We value the relationship we have with our clients and your needs are always our first priority.
Our continued growth has been built upon the referrals and recommendations of the many satisfied clients who have appreciated the high level of personal service and value which we provide, combined with funding options that met their needs and constraints.
Please click here for a brief overview of our services.
Serving Kent and the South-East
Our offices are conveniently based in High Street,Orpington, Kent with excellent access from further afield via the M25.
Information videos on Wills and Powers of Attorney
We are pleased to present to you some information videos that you will find on our pages for Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney.
Here is an example, explaining what can happens if you don’t have a Will.
Our free legal talks resume in September
Our increasingly popular talks at Orpington Library will start again in September.
Dates are 20th September, 18th October and 22nd November.
These talks, by Catherine Crabtree, provide essential free advice on subjects that everyone should be aware of. We will be discussing the following topics:
The Government’s new Inheritance Tax proposals. Can you really leave £1,000,000 tax free ?
Does your Will provide effectively for your dependents and loved ones ? How often should you review it?
The problems you leave by not having a Will.
What is a Power of Attorney and why it may be more important to you than a Will?
There is no need to book, just call in on the day. Each talk will start at 11am and lasts approximately one hour including questions. Please join us and ask questions on related legal matters with no obligation.
You will be able to find videos by Catherine explaining Wills, Inheritance tax and Lasting Powers of Attorney elsewhere on this website.
Visit our dedicated Personal Injury website
Please visit our dedicated Personal Injury website which contains more detailed information about different types of injury and the services provided by our highly trained and experienced team of lawyers. This video illustrates the expertise we can provide.
Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio.
Each programme, which can be found from the “News” menu on the left side of your screen, is annotated with each subject covered for easy reference and access.
Please click here to listen to the latest programme.
Lexcel — the mark of excellence
Little more than 10% of solicitors in the UK have achieved the Lexcel mark of excellence from the Law Society and every year, each law firm who carries this accreditation, undergoes a rigorous examination to ensure standards are being maintained and improved. The following are quotes from the assessors reports for the last four years:
July 2013 — “One of the best firms I have seen.”
July 2014 — “Thomas Dunton Solicitors is a well-run practice with highly motivated staff members who take great pride in their work and in providing high levels of client care. Simply Outstanding!”
July 2015 — “An excellent firm”.
July 2016 — “The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.”
The Lexcel accreditation gives an assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.
What our clients think of us
Each of our clients are sent a Client Satisfaction Survey form on completion of their case. Here are the results of their responses for 2013 and 2014.
Out of 1927 replies to our questions, we are delighted to report that
79.1% of our clients were “Very satisfied”,
20.2% were “Satisfied”
0.7% were “Not satisfied”.
Please click here for a full breakdown of the results of the survey.
St Christopher’s Hospice Charity
Thomas Dunton Solicitors are very pleased to support St Christopher’s Hospice by raising funds to help their invaluable work in the community.
Please click the logo to access their website and find out more about this wonderful charity.
Peter Zelnik & Co. Solicitors
The firm of Peter Zelnik Solicitors, based in Biggin Hill, has closed and Thomas Dunton look after the documents left with them including Wills, Powers of Attorney, correspondence, court documents and other important items. We would be pleased to hear from any of their clients with any legal enquiry. Please click here for more information.
Thomas Dunton and the Chinese Community
Please click here to information in both text and video on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney in both English and Chinese.
The information on this website is of a general nature and details are prone to change.
Individual advice should always be taken.
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Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio.During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.You can listen to the complete set of broadcasts where he answers questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public or select a particular topic by using our individual directories for each programme.
Subjects discussed include the following with approximate timings:
New laws concerning dispute resolution over goods and services 1.30 — 5.00
Reputational Loss 5.10 — 8.30
Fly Tipping 8.35 — 11.15
Payment for training by agencies 13.55 — 16.40
Service charges for Leasehold flat 16.45 — 19.00
Fraudulent Car Insurance Claim 19.05 — 23.30
Payment for Self Employed person 24.50 — 27.45
Returning item on Ebay 27.48 — 30.15
Tenancy problems with Leasehold flat 30.20 — 34.20
Admission of liability in Road Traffic Accident 34.45 — 37.00