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In all legal matters where you need reassurance and good professional advice, a call to your local solicitor should be your first step; you will be treated as a person and not a file number.
With Thomas Dunton you have the advantage of face-to-face meetings with solicitors who are experts in their field, where you can ask questions, get immediate replies and ask for clarity where necessary.
You can either call in to our local office or telephone, knowing you will be able to speak to the person handling your case and not a call centre.
We value the relationship we have with our clients and your needs are always our first priority.
Please click here for a brief overview of our services.
Vernon Hadida, Partner
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.
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.
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BBC’s “Rip Off Britain” talks to Thomas Dunton
We were delighted when the producers’ of the BBC consumer programme “Rip off Britain” asked if Catherine Crabtree would like to appear and answer question about the importance of Wills and why the wording must exactly reflects your wishes. They had seen the videos on this website and had been very impressed !
The programme, the third in the latest series, went out on 14th September and will be available for a short time on iPlayer.
“The Legal Hour” Phone-in programme on LBC 97.3
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.
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 the red button in the side panel to listen to the latest programme.
What others think of us
Lexcel — The Lexcel accreditation gives an assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. Little more than 10% of solicitors in the UK have achieved this 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 recent assessors reports:
One of the best firms I have seen.
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!
An excellent firm.
The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.
Clients –– Each of our clients is a Client Satisfaction Survey form on completion of their case. Out of 1927 replies to our questions, we are delighted to report their responses for 2013 and 2014.
79.1% of our clients were “Very satisfied”,
20.2% were “Satisfied”
0.7% were “Not satisfied”.
Pleaseclick herefor a full breakdown of the results of the survey.
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.
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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November 18, 2016
Using a trust to beat care home fees — be careful !
Should you change your Will to put your house into a trust fund run by a company, in the hope of avoiding care home fees ? Click here to read the response by... (continue reading)
November 14, 2016
Half of adults yet to make a will
Research reveals just 53% of adults have made a will. Several reasons emerged for people having not made a will, with 46% saying they have nothing to leave, 15% “not... (continue reading)
Thank you to all members of the public who attended our talks in 2016. We hope that they were helpful to you in planning for the future. Through these talks over the past five years, we have been able to help hundreds of people by providing essential free advice on subjects that everyone should be aware of.
Our next series of talks, now entering their sixth year, will being again in February.
The first date will be on Tuesday 21st February at 11am in Orpington Library.
In our next talk 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?
You will be able to ask questions about your specific concern without any obligation.
You will receive a free information pack on the subjects we discuss and you can listen again to parts of the talk through videos on this website.
The talks start at 11am and lasts approximately one hour including questions. There is no need to book, just call in on the day.
Please click here for more information and videos on Wills, Lasting powers of Attorney and Inheritance tax.
LBC Legal Hour
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 whole of each broadcast or just select a particular topic by clicking on the individual headings within each programme. The latest recording for 12th October is now available.