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HMG Joins the Oxford Legal Walk

October 02, 2018 | Out and About

HMG Law is sending a team of intrepid explorers to join the Oxford Legal Walk on Monday 8 October 2018. The 10km walk through the streets of Oxford will raise awareness and funds for local charities, including the Citizens Advice Bureau.   The event is part of a series of walks and other activities being organised(Read more)

A Newly Qualified Solicitor Continues Her Career with HMG

October 01, 2018 | Practice News

We are thrilled to announce that Kate Garrow has qualified as a Solicitor and is added to the Roll as of today. Huge congratulations to Kate for her achievements.  All that hard work and study has paid off! This is very exciting news for the Practice also.  Kate joined the Firm three years ago as(Read more)

The Life of a Trainee Solicitor

September 28, 2018 | Practice News

There’s a lot to being a trainee solicitor. At this point you’ve been building up your skillset and education for years, accruing experience and expertise along the way. Now the nature of the game has changed – you’re moved away from making coffee and filing duties and instead plied with legal knowledge, complex file management(Read more)

Gift Aid: It Can Help You Too

September 25, 2018 | Wills and Probate

  ‘Gift Aid’ is a term that most of us will be familiar with. From the sponsorship form handed round the office, entries to stately homes, to donating old clothes to a charity shop, we are often asked if we want to tick the Gift Aid box. This donation supersizer allows you to add up(Read more)

So, Have You Sorted Out Your Will Yet?

September 20, 2018 | Wills and Probate

“So, have you sorted out your Will yet?” Now that is a difficult question to respond to. Wills are a very personal affair and sometimes it can feel very difficult to speak to someone and lay your life out on paper. It can be difficult as well to validate the cost.  There’s always something more(Read more)

Owens v Owens: Divorce Reform on the Horizon?

September 10, 2018 | Family Services

The Supreme Court has rejected a petitioner wife’s appeal against a decision dismissing her divorce petition sparking calls for reform to the divorce system. In England and wales divorce can only be granted on the basis that the marriage has broken down irretrievably (s.1(1) Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA)). The court will only hold that(Read more)

The Presumption Against Double Portions

September 03, 2018 | Wills and Probate

It is often the case that a testator or testatrix will, during their lifetime, assist one or more of their children with paying the school fees of their grandchildren and in these circumstances it is important to consider including a provision in their Will as to whether these payments are to be brought into account(Read more)

You Want a Divorce: Now What?

August 29, 2018 | Family Services

Your spouse has asked you for a divorce or you want a divorce what do you do next? For some, your spouse asking for a divorce can come as a complete shock and for others it has been agreed between you that the marriage is over. Whatever the reason, the first step is to seek(Read more)

HMG is Recruiting! Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants, Paralegal, Administration Assistant

August 29, 2018 | Practice News

HMG is Recruiting! We are seeking experienced Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants and Paralegals for our Oxford and Bicester offices.  Primarily we are focussing on Private Client (Oxford) and Residential Conveyancing (Bicester).   We are also seeking an Administration Assistant to work part-time in our busy Oxford office. Please see our Careers page for more information on(Read more)

Dementia Friends: An Invitation to Join Us at Bicester's Wednesday Business Club

August 10, 2018 | Out and About

Following on from his successful seminar during Dementia Action Week in May, Ben Saunders, a Private Client solicitor at HMG Law in Bicester, invites you to join him at Bicester’s weekly Wednesday Breakfast Club on Wednesday 22 August to become a Dementia Friend (an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society). When:         (Read more)