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Law Commission consults on digital wills
The Law Commission for England and Wales is calling for the law around wills to be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The current rules were “unclear” and could... (continue reading)
Do you check employees social media pages ?
Employers face fines for social media snooping Employers who search out the social media profiles of jobseekers and employees have been warned that they are breaking data protection laws. The... (continue reading)
Bank of Mum and Dad risks tax trap
  A survey by Key Retirement has found half of parents and grandparents do not understand the tax rules on gifting. Nearly three out of four (73%) say the rules... (continue reading)
Britons could be banned from all-inclusive holidays
Holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus claims for food poisoning, say tour operators. The Association of British Travel Agents is urging the ministry of... (continue reading)
Divorcees fare poorer than married couples
  Divorcees are more than twice as likely to be left with no savings or investments than married couples, according to figures compiled by the ONS. The survey showed 32% of... (continue reading)
Are tattoos a disadvantage at job interviews ?
A study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has revealed that 64% of recruiters thought that tattoos were an undesirable feature in candidates. Recruiters paint an ugly picture of tattoo... (continue reading)
Ryanair wins compensation case
A judge has ruled that compensation claims for delayed or cancelled flights made against Ryanair must be made in the Republic of Ireland. The airline’s policy states that anyone from... (continue reading)
Leases leave homes unsellable
The Mail’s Hugo Duncan looks at what he calls “toxic leaseholds” that leave owners stuck with property that buyers cannot secure mortgages on as banks deem the leases too short... (continue reading)
Dementia cases give rise to contested wills
A rise in the number of dementia cases has resulted in a growing number of wills being challenged, as disinherited family members argue their relative was not of sound mind.... (continue reading)
Increase in probate fees from May
From May 2017, the Government has increased the fee for Probate  from £155 as follows: Value of estate (before inheritance tax) Proposed Fee Up to £50,000 or exempt from requiring... (continue reading)

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Personal Injury Newsletter 2017
Here is the 2017 edition of our Personal Injury Newsletter which we hope you will find both interesting and informative. If you would like to receive future editions by post... (continue reading)

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Latest Podcast

The latest programme recorded on 26th April 2017 is now available. Well known broadcaster Clive Bull was the host for the evening. During the live broadcasts, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

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What our clients say about us:

  • “We have both been impressed with Catherine’s diligent and thorough conveyancing, highlighting issues with the property that had been missed during the previous sale, so we are both very happy with our choice of solicitors!

    We’d be delighted to use Thomas Dunton again.”

  • “Catherine Westcott truly helped us beyond her duty and was always there for us, going that extra mile made all the difference”.

  • “All very satisfactory, efficient and approachable. We now look upon Thomas Dunton as our solicitors”.

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service that you have provided. We will be recommending Thomas Dunton to our family and friends”. 

  • “Great patience and great deal of thought to ensure our Will achieved our complicated requirements. Thank you”.

  • “I found the staff I dealt with professional, practical and patient…helping to clarify matters and enabling me to take better informed decisions”.

  • “Wonderful and understanding of my circumstances. Guided me through the process and presented all the options in a way that I could understand”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor”.

  • “The service was exceptional —  friendly, welcoming and sympathetic. I do not think that I could have received a better service anywhere else“.

  • “No words to express my gratitude to your amazing work and patience”.

  • “Thank you very much for the courtesy, care and efficiency which we have received from you and everyone we have dealt with at Thomas Dunton.  We made a good choice when deciding to go with yourselves!”.

  • “Thank you so much for all your help for my family and I.  I am so very  grateful.  You’re  my little Christmas angels. December 2015”.

  • “What you all do for people is amazing. You should all be proud of yourselves for putting a little bit of light back in my life and I’m most certain that of others. December 2015”.

  • “The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.”

  • “Extremely friendly, did not feel that anything was too much trouble”.

  • “I received a very prompt, professional and caring service from you at a very sad and distressing time”.


  • Dear Lisa, Maria and Tessa,

    Thank you all for your amazing support throughout last year. It really was a hideous experience, but every time I got to the point I couldn’t breathe and I spoke to one of you, I felt instantly strong again. You really are a fabulous team.

    When Margaret left, I was really worried, but Maria you picked up the baton and ran with it brilliantly. Then when Maria you obviously had to put your own family first, Tessa picked up the baton and just kept running for me. Lisa you made me giggle and reassured me whenever I was about to cry or hide in a cupboard, often picking up the phone to check I was ok – so very kind. Crackerjack will now forever remind me of you!

    I will recommend you to any of my friends who decide they need to take this brave step. You are simply the best. I hope you all enjoy your acorns, and remind you of how much you’ve helped people like me get out of unhappy situations. As they say, from acorns mighty oaks grow.

    Many thanks to you all,

    I kind of miss you!!

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”