MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors We value the quality of the service that we offer our clients above all else. That is what sets us apart from our competition. We are a full service law firm providing high quality, personalised advice to individuals, businesses and organisations.
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We are a vibrant firm and have built our reputation on our commitment to providing the highest level of client service. That is what is important to us and that is what is valued by our clients. We do this by providing a tailored service and we are focussed on responding efficiently to our clients’ individual needs. Through our teams of specialist lawyers our aim is to provide effective advice to our individual clients and to give our business clients a commercial advantage. Our clients regularly tell us that this is something we achieve and we are proud of that.

Operating as usual

We take a brief look at the latest guidance on the CJRS and provide some helpful links to help businesses get to grasp w...
11/11/2020

We take a brief look at the latest guidance on the CJRS and provide some helpful links to help businesses get to grasp with the latest updates. http://ow.ly/z1eB50ChZEK

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to...
10/11/2020
Help and advice with a redundancy process | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to reduce their manager’s stress levels and protect their business, but also ensures they treat their staff fairly and within the law in these unsettling times.

We can advise you and your business so please feel free to give us call on 01730 268211 to see how we can help set you on the right track.

http://ow.ly/iJ7R50CgEnX

Due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy, many predicted that businesses would be facing difficult decisions with regards to how they would be able to manage to retain staff whilst revenue dropped. The government furlough scheme has bought many businesses some time but back...

30/10/2020

Thinking about updating your Will or want to make an enquiry about making a Will? We are open for business as usual, and you can contact one of the members of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team. For more information visit our website: ow.ly/fUOF50BN0eM

08/10/2020

Thinking about updating your Will or want to make an enquiry about making a Will? We are open for business as usual, and you can contact one of the members of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team. For more information see here: http://ow.ly/cy0G50BN0eL

06/10/2020
Congratulations– two new Partners promoted | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

Success for local law firm, MacDonald Oates Solicitors in Petersfield, Hampshire, and in Midhurst, Sussex, as two new Partners are promoted. http://ow.ly/5DIs50BKAL9

We are delighted to congratulate Matthew Archer and Ben Holden on their promotion to Partners. Matt joined the firm in 2013 and specialises in commercial property and Ben who joined in 2018, specialises in wills, trusts and probate. “Matt and Ben will be a great addition to our partnership team,.....

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to...
03/10/2020
Help and advice with a redundancy process | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to reduce their manager’s stress levels and protect their business, but also ensures they treat their staff fairly and within the law in these unsettling times. We can advise you and your business so please feel free to give us call on 01730 268211 to see how we can help set you on the right track. http://ow.ly/vbrf50BrcmW

Due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy, many predicted that businesses would be facing difficult decisions with regards to how they would be able to manage to retain staff whilst revenue dropped. The government furlough scheme has bought many businesses some time but back...

It is not well known that a court can order a parent to support a child beyond the age of 18 – even if the parents are n...
30/09/2020
Man, 41, loses bid for wealthy parents' support

It is not well known that a court can order a parent to support a child beyond the age of 18 – even if the parents are not married. However, there are clearly limits on that! #childmaintenance #childsupport http://ow.ly/UHzJ50BFFDE

A judge described the case of the unemployed man with mental health disabilities as "unprecedented".

It is not well known that a court can order a parent to support a child beyond the age of 18 – even if the parents are n...
30/09/2020
Man, 41, loses bid for wealthy parents' support

It is not well known that a court can order a parent to support a child beyond the age of 18 – even if the parents are not married. However, there are clearly limits on that! http://ow.ly/bFGz50BFFBH

A judge described the case of the unemployed man with mental health disabilities as "unprecedented".

A judge has explained the family court’s approach to costs orders after rejecting a mother’s application in a case where...
24/09/2020
Parents 'generally bear their own costs' in family proceedings

A judge has explained the family court’s approach to costs orders after rejecting a mother’s application in a case where her children were not returned to her by the father on time due to welfare concerns - https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/parents-generally-bear-their-own-costs-in-family-proceedings/5105733.article #familylaw #children

HHJ Middleton-Roy says courts have to consider all the circumstances before deciding a costs order.

24/09/2020
Acas, CBI and TUC joint statement on handling redundancies | Acas

A joint statement has been issued by Susan Clews (Chief Executive, Acas), Dame Carolyn Fairbairn (Director-General, CBI) and Frances O'Grady (General-Secretary, TUC), to help businesses and workers deal with the impact of possible redundancies http://ow.ly/Yz7Q50BzLH3

Acas, the CBI and the TUC have released a joint statement to help businesses consider and handle redundancies.

This DHSC guidance has information for employers on what to consider before deciding to test staff, how to communicate t...
23/09/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers

This DHSC guidance has information for employers on what to consider before deciding to test staff, how to communicate this, and highlights employers may want to introduce internal tracing systems alongside testing programmes http://ow.ly/88we50BxzbV

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Whistleblowing claims and interim relief – a brief look at this rarely used, but sometimes crucial, temporary relief for...
22/09/2020

Whistleblowing claims and interim relief – a brief look at this rarely used, but sometimes crucial, temporary relief for employees http://ow.ly/tEaJ50Bxz9l

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to...
19/09/2020
Help and advice with a redundancy process | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to reduce their manager’s stress levels and protect their business, but also ensures they treat their staff fairly and within the law in these unsettling times. We can advise you and your business so please feel free to give us call on 01730 268211 to see how we can help set you on the right track. http://ow.ly/2yhx50BrceX

Due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy, many predicted that businesses would be facing difficult decisions with regards to how they would be able to manage to retain staff whilst revenue dropped. The government furlough scheme has bought many businesses some time but back...

14/09/2020

If you have been putting off making a will, with all the uncertainty around us now has never been a better time to ensure that your affairs are in order. Our offices are fully open and our friendly and professional wills probate and trust solicitors are here to help. Contact MacDonald Oates today to make an appointment and give yourself peace of mind.

We help employers and employees alike with Settlement Agreements, and the process leading up to them. Since we work with...
09/09/2020

We help employers and employees alike with Settlement Agreements, and the process leading up to them. Since we work with both employers and employees, it only broadens our expertise, ensuring you get the best possible advice.

MacDonald Oates Solicitors. We are here to help.

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We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to...
08/09/2020
Help and advice with a redundancy process | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

We are advising a variety of businesses in different sectors on how they follow a fair redundancy process. This helps to reduce their manager’s stress levels and protect their business, but also ensures they treat their staff fairly and within the law in these unsettling times. We can advise you and your business so please feel free to give us call on 01730 268211 to see how we can help set you on the right track. http://ow.ly/TiDC50BjK9r

Due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy, many predicted that businesses would be facing difficult decisions with regards to how they would be able to manage to retain staff whilst revenue dropped. The government furlough scheme has bought many businesses some time but back...

Members of the Low Pay Commission, which advises Rishi Sunak on annual increases to the national living wage, believe an...
08/09/2020
National living wage could be frozen next year - Personnel Today

Members of the Low Pay Commission, which advises Rishi Sunak on annual increases to the national living wage, believe an increase to £9.21 in April 2021 could now be unaffordable for many companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and could result in increased unemployment.

http://ow.ly/ZXT950BjYxf

National living wage rise considered unaffordable by the government, which may abandon pledge for NLW to reach 60% of median earnings.

If you are thinking of including a legacy to charities in your Will, the new online register of charities “widens the pu...
05/09/2020
New online register of charities “widens the public’s window” into how charities are run

If you are thinking of including a legacy to charities in your Will, the new online register of charities “widens the public’s window” into how charities are run https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-online-register-of-charities-widens-the-publics-window-into-how-charities-are-run

The charity regulator today launched an improved public register of charities, which makes more information about individual charities available to donors and the public.

03/09/2020

With life expectancy for men and women on the up, it’s not surprising that an increasing number of people are appointing attorneys to manage their affairs when they can no longer cope. But what happens where a dispute arises over the conduct of an attorney? What are your options for seeking an appropriate resolution, whether you are a concerned family member or the person who has been entrusted with this important role? http://ow.ly/OfvD50BgNXN

Our Employment Partner, Linda Wilson, provides a few more tips for employers who are considering redundancies. We are he...
17/08/2020
Help and advice with a redundancy process | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

Our Employment Partner, Linda Wilson, provides a few more tips for employers who are considering redundancies. We are here to help so do get in touch if you need any advice – MacDonald Oates Solicitors on 01730 268211 http://ow.ly/ubjt50AYd18

Due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy, many predicted that businesses would be facing difficult decisions with regards to how they would be able to manage to retain staff whilst revenue dropped. The government furlough scheme has bought many businesses some time but back...

14/08/2020

Thinking about updating your Will or want to make an enquiry about making a Will? We are open for business as usual, and you can contact one of the members of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team. For more information click here: http://ow.ly/KQPf50AZe5i

Surveys reveal that it may be the most vulnerable that are more likely to be made redundant, employers are reminded to e...
12/08/2020

Surveys reveal that it may be the most vulnerable that are more likely to be made redundant, employers are reminded to ensure their redundancy processes are fair and non-discriminatory. We can help guide you through the process, or provide advice if you are facing redundancy

Tickets are now available for Songs For a Summer's Day on 22 August at Bedales school
27/07/2020

Tickets are now available for Songs For a Summer's Day on 22 August at Bedales school

The Office of the Public Guardian recently reported that: '72% of people think that your next of kin always gets the fin...
24/07/2020
OPG Demonstrate How They Encourage The Use Of LPAs | Today's Wills and Probate

The Office of the Public Guardian recently reported that: '72% of people think that your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at hospital, if you can't make them yourself. This is untrue. Medical decisions need the specific, agreed consent of the person involved' http://ow.ly/KiSu50AHdzA

Need advice about making a Lasting Power of Attorney for individuals (financial or health) or as a business owner? Come and speak to one of our Private Client team today - https://bit.ly/30K1V0V

Today's Wills and Probate had the opportunity to speak to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

Tickets are now available for Songs For a Summer's Day on 22 August at Bedales school
22/07/2020

Tickets are now available for Songs For a Summer's Day on 22 August at Bedales school

16/07/2020
Residential Property | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

Buyers subject to higher rates of stamp duty may benefit from the stamp duty holiday. The 3% surcharge is payable on the first £500,000, rather than on the first £125,000 with the surcharge on top. Contact us if you require advice
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In every survey of ‘life’s most stressful events’, moving house comes out near the top. Our Residential Property team is here to help make the whole process of buying and selling as swift, smooth and painless as possible. We act for buyers and sellers (in practice,  you are often both at the ...

You always need to make sure your Will is stored in a safe place! #curiouscat #Will #law #privateclient  http://ow.ly/1s...
13/07/2020
Curiosity of a cat settles family feud over £2m will

You always need to make sure your Will is stored in a safe place! #curiouscat #Will #law #privateclient http://ow.ly/1sUN50AwPpD

A woman has won a £2 million inheritance claim after a solicitor’s cat unearthed the will of her late brother, which had been lost for two decades.Venetia Murray and her brothers, Dean and Dale Brunt

Whilst there is good news about furlough workers returning to work, if you need advice on how this happens or advice rel...
07/07/2020

Whilst there is good news about furlough workers returning to work, if you need advice on how this happens or advice relating to possible redundancies and re-organisations, we can help.

Please feel free to call us on 01730 268211 - MacDonald Oates Solicitors.

A petition supporting mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting may mean a parliamentary debate on the matter. Not the first...
23/06/2020
Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review

A petition supporting mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting may mean a parliamentary debate on the matter. Not the first time to be raised, but comes now in the context of the #blacklivesmatter campaign. http://ow.ly/K5vo50AfvXv

Independent review by Baroness McGregor-Smith considering the issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the workplace.

Thinking about updating your Will or want to make an enquiry about making a Will? We are open for business as usual, and...
18/06/2020
Wills, Probate and Trusts | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

Thinking about updating your Will or want to make an enquiry about making a Will? We are open for business as usual, and you can contact one of the members of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team for more information below - http://ow.ly/n1Jg50AbjI7

Our clients tell us that they value our team’s approachable style and its ability to find creative solutions, which is all founded on a commitment to providing the highest level of client service. In return, we value the established relationships we have with our clients and their families, which ...

Recently, we highlighted that businesses would be assessing whether they would need to make redundancies and points for ...
17/06/2020
What next? Points employers should consider before making redundancies | MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

Recently, we highlighted that businesses would be assessing whether they would need to make redundancies and points for them to consider.

Sadly, many businesses have now had to start redundancy procedures. This can be a stressful and worrying time for both managers and the staff facing redundancy. If you need advice in order to guide your business through a fair redundancy process, we can help.

Please do contact us for approachable and practical advice, tailored for your needs.

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As we begin the month of May, it is perhaps a quieter, calmer month from an employment law perspective compared to that of March and April. In early March, most businesses were continuing to function without much thought of the virus but only 2 weeks later the UK was, effectively, under lockdown due...

If you are wondering how you will manage HR and employment law related queries in the months ahead, consider using our f...
12/06/2020
Linda Wilson, Author at MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors

If you are wondering how you will manage HR and employment law related queries in the months ahead, consider using our fixed price solution – https://bit.ly/3cTxEAX - for a personal service, tailored for your business and access to experienced, specialist legal advice. Please do get in touch if you would like more information -http://ow.ly/J9IG50A5OkP

“Linda has an extremely nice manner and the ability to understand my requirements very quickly, providing a first class service, one I would not hesitate to recommend.”... Thanks Linda.”Linda WilsonPartner and Head of EmploymentT: 01730 268211 E: [email protected] is Partner...

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Petersfield Office Walltree Court, St Peter’s Road, PETERSFIELD, Hampshire GU32 3HT TEL: 01730 268211 Midhurst Office Knockhundred Row, MIDHURST, West Sussex GU29 9DQ TEL: 01730 816711

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Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30

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