Love is all around

Good news for newly weds! Research by the Marriage Foundation, a not for profit organisation, has found that couples who get married now, and more likely to stay together than their 1980s counterparts. Today, only 35% of couples are likely to get divorced compared with 44% of those who married in the 1980s.

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David Beckenham at Bromely Magistrates Court on driving charges

David Beckenham appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court to face charges of driving whilst using a mobile phone. Mr Beckenham pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined £750 and received six points on his licence. As he already had six points from a previous speeding fine, he is now bannded from driving for six months.

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An outstanding review on the service offered by one of our solicitors

Linda Charman was recommended as an excellent solicitor with expertise within the arena of the Care Act, Adult Social Services and Care Homes. I needed advice and support in advocating in the most effective way for my elderly friend for whom I hold a Power of Attorney (POA). I found Linda to be professional, and […]

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A 5 star review from one of our clients

We are delighted that we have received another 5 star review on Google from one of our clients! ‘Thomas Dunton solicitors provided me with a first class service and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.’

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Mortgage approvals slow down in March

Bank of England figures for March show that mortgage approvals fell to their lowest levels in over 15 months. 62,341 mortgages were approved in March, a decrease of 4.6% from the previous month. In comparison to the same time last year, the approval rate dropped by 2.1%.

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We are now on Instagram

If you would like to keep in touch with us on Instagram – search under thomasduntonsolicitors to keep up to date with all our news.  

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Belt up or face points

The Department for Transport are considering changing the law so that drivers could face points on their licence if they don’t wear a seat belt. At present, motorists found not complying, are fined £500 however it is thought that imposing penalty points on a licence will go some way to reduce this reckless behaviour.

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A lovely review from a satisfied client

We were delighted to see this pop up on our Google review page from a satisfied client: ‘My husband and I were extremely happy with the drawing up of our Mirror Wills by Catherine Crabtree.  She was thorough, friendly and professional.  We would definitely use Thomas Dunton Solicitors again.’

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Retirement Interest Only Mortgage

Nationwide Building Society are the first big lender to announce that they will be offering a ‘Retirement Interest-Only Mortgage’ which will allow homeowners to borrow into retirement, on an interest only basis. The full details of this offering, can be found here.

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Are you entitled to a refund on your LPA application fee?

Did you pay an application fee for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017?  If you did, you may be due a refund. The Government error means that anyone who paid to establish power of attorney during that period is entitled to up to a £54 refund and […]

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