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13/01/2022

Meet The Team - Hannah

Continuing our regular feature on our Property team - this time around, we chat with Hannah!

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ: Hannah Holloway

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ?

I work as a Paralegal within the Residential Property Department. I have a fair amount of experience dealing with standard sale and purchase transactions, and I am enjoying learning the variety of different transactions which are involved in conveyancing as a whole.
I have recently begun working within the Plot Sale team here at Bennett Griffin which I am finding really interesting and is a whole new area of the conveyancing process for me to get stuck into.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜†?

Prior to Bennett Griffin LLP Solicitors, I spent 2 and a half years in an assistant role, mainly dealing with post-exchange work. I have dealt with other aspects of both sale and purchase matters and have a good understanding of the process.

I started studying last year with the goal to become a Licensed Conveyancer. I am currently doing the Level 4 Diploma for the Council of Licensed Conveyancers course.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ?

I play in a friendly Netball league in Worthing once a week which I joined 2 years ago. I often go on walks - lockdown was great for this as it forced me to explore and get to know the South Coast better. I'm quite a social person and love spending time with my friends!

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When you look into buying a new property, finding a good solicitor is one of the most important decisions you can make.

You need a team you can trust, who will keep you updated throughout the moving process.

Ideally theyโ€™ll be members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme like us.

Weโ€™ve put together a list of top tips to help the โ€˜moving homeโ€™ process to move more smoothly.

Find out more below:

#movinghouse #newhome #conveyancing #property

When you look into buying a new property, finding a good solicitor is one of the most important decisions you can make.

You need a team you can trust, who will keep you updated throughout the moving process.

Ideally theyโ€™ll be members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme like us.

Weโ€™ve put together a list of top tips to help the โ€˜moving homeโ€™ process to move more smoothly.

Find out more below:

#movinghouse #newhome #conveyancing #property

Timeline Photos 12/01/2022

Do you have any Apple devices? Have you updated your software to iOS 15.2?

This new software update includes the โ€˜Digital Legacy Programmeโ€™. It has been argued over the years in Court who owns our information and photos stored on our devices or in iCloud. Recently, Apple agreed Executors can access this information if your Will includes a digital assets clause, without the need for Court Order. This new iOS update allows you to have a chosen loved one to have access to retrieve such information in a safe manner.

The Digital Legacy Programme allows you to name who can access your Apple device when you have passed away, and stores the code for them, so in your passing, they can contact Apple. They can access your documents, photos and even your keychain information to ascertain any assets. This is so important when your phone holds so much of your digital footprint, especially when must of us have gone paperless.

We are all very busy in our lives, so we need to ensure we make access to our information easier for when we pass away.
If you haven't, make a New Years Resolution to make a Will!

#will #DigitalAssets #iOS #Software #Solicitors #LawFirm

Do you have any Apple devices? Have you updated your software to iOS 15.2?

This new software update includes the โ€˜Digital Legacy Programmeโ€™. It has been argued over the years in Court who owns our information and photos stored on our devices or in iCloud. Recently, Apple agreed Executors can access this information if your Will includes a digital assets clause, without the need for Court Order. This new iOS update allows you to have a chosen loved one to have access to retrieve such information in a safe manner.

The Digital Legacy Programme allows you to name who can access your Apple device when you have passed away, and stores the code for them, so in your passing, they can contact Apple. They can access your documents, photos and even your keychain information to ascertain any assets. This is so important when your phone holds so much of your digital footprint, especially when must of us have gone paperless.

We are all very busy in our lives, so we need to ensure we make access to our information easier for when we pass away.
If you haven't, make a New Years Resolution to make a Will!

#will #DigitalAssets #iOS #Software #Solicitors #LawFirm

07/01/2022

Next in our Property team spotlight is Richard Arnold!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ?

I am a Chartered Legal Executive, specialising in residential property transactions (AKA โ€œconveyancingโ€).

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜†?

I started working for Bennett Griffin in the residential property team in 2010, and after 12 years it remains the only area of law I've ever worked in. I started off as an assistant before working my way up to paralegal, then a case worker, then a qualified Chartered Legal Executive.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ? ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

I'm very methodical! I treat every matter like a big project and work my way through each and every document carefully & guiding clients through every step. Being proactive is key, progressing everything you can as soon as you can, and keeping clients and agents up to date along the way.

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€?

Accessibility & openness. It can be as simple as copying a client or agent into an email, but that tiny little detail can keep everyone involved completely up to date and assures clients that they are being looked after. Thatโ€™s one thing about conveyancing that helps me as a lawyer: I've been there, I've been the client. I know how it feels to be left in the dark or feel under pressure so being able to empathise with clients and be there to listen & understand can make such a difference!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

Moving home is one of the top three most stressful things a person can do in their lives, so having helped hundreds of people to achieve their goal is an achievement to me. Especially during the first lockdown of the pandemic, really stepping into an unknown era for the property market, but still managing to get people moving, I think, was a huge achievement.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ?

I love playing tennis and have been playing since 2004. I have been Adur & Worthing singles champion three times! Away from the tennis court I am a big fan of geeky things like Marvel and Star Wars!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚?

One of the things I like about conveyancing is that we can make a difference to peopleโ€™s lives. Getting a first time buyer onto the property ladder for example, helping people move into their dream home. We have the ability to help make that happen!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜?

Chestnut Tree House are an amazing charity that really do such incredible work for young disabled children & their families. I also like to support a charity called Crohn's & Colitis UK having suffered myself with Crohnโ€™s from my mid-late 20s. Itโ€™s not a well-known or much publicised condition & something that deserves much more public awareness, as it can affect anyone and much more research is needed.

Timeline Photos 07/01/2022

As so many of us return back to work after the festive break some may feel refreshed and motivated to be back at work whilst others may feel they need a break to recover from the break โ€“ maybe looking after loved ones or after playing host to family. Combined the current social climate and the post-Christmas blues, it can be tough to practice self-care.

This is one of the reasons that we are introducing โ€œMe Daysโ€ for our staff to help with their wellbeing.
These are days where our team will be entitled to take a day off (extra to their normal holiday entitlement) that is designed just for them. The day will be for them to choose to do whatever they want to do, but to do it for themselves.

Workers in all walks of life use holiday days to do normal โ€˜life adminโ€™ and so sometimes feel guilty about taking a day where it can be spent lying on the sofa, going shopping (the fun kind, not food!), getting a massage, going for a run etc. โ€˜Me Daysโ€™ are intended to be guilt-free, and we are introducing this as part of our other incentives to ensure the physical, and mental health of our employees.

As so many of us return back to work after the festive break some may feel refreshed and motivated to be back at work whilst others may feel they need a break to recover from the break โ€“ maybe looking after loved ones or after playing host to family. Combined the current social climate and the post-Christmas blues, it can be tough to practice self-care.

This is one of the reasons that we are introducing โ€œMe Daysโ€ for our staff to help with their wellbeing.
These are days where our team will be entitled to take a day off (extra to their normal holiday entitlement) that is designed just for them. The day will be for them to choose to do whatever they want to do, but to do it for themselves.

Workers in all walks of life use holiday days to do normal โ€˜life adminโ€™ and so sometimes feel guilty about taking a day where it can be spent lying on the sofa, going shopping (the fun kind, not food!), getting a massage, going for a run etc. โ€˜Me Daysโ€™ are intended to be guilt-free, and we are introducing this as part of our other incentives to ensure the physical, and mental health of our employees.

8 Top Tips To Help Simplify Moving House | Bennett Griffin 06/01/2022

8 Top Tips To Help Simplify Moving House | Bennett Griffin

Moving house can be so exciting โ€“ but it can also come with its challenges.

Our residential property experts have put together some top tips to help the moving process move as smoothly as possible.

For example, itโ€™s a good idea to try and obtain a decision in principle from your mortgage lender BEFORE you actually start your property search.

Find out why this important โ€“ and read the other tips โ€“ by tapping the link below.

#movinghouse #newhome #conveyancing #property

8 Top Tips To Help Simplify Moving House | Bennett Griffin Our residential property experts share their advice.

Photos from Bennett Griffin's post 24/12/2021

As it's nearly Christmas, we just thought we'd share these delicious home-baked goodies!

Earlier this week we held a fun bake off. We think Prue would approve ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Bennett Griffin's post 24/12/2021

This year we held 2 โ€˜Christmas Jumper Daysโ€™ to help raise funds for local charity Guild Care in Worthing.

It was so much fun that even Elf wanted to get involved.

From all of us here at Bennett Griffin (including Elf), have a very Merry Christmas!

#ElfontheShelf

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If it had gone unnoticed, it's Christmas this week. With that, we wanted to let you know about our working hours during the Christmas & New Year period.

Thursday 23rd December: Closed from 12pm
Friday 24th December: Closed
Monday 27th December: Closed
Tuesday 28th December: Closed
Wednesday 29th December: 9am-1pm
Thursday 30th December: 9am-1pm
Friday 31st December: Closed
Monday 3rd January 2022: Closed
Tuesday 4th January 2022: Open As Normal

If you have any questions or issues, please do get in touch with us.

#Christmas #NewYear #OpeningHours #LawFirm

If it had gone unnoticed, it's Christmas this week. With that, we wanted to let you know about our working hours during the Christmas & New Year period.

Thursday 23rd December: Closed from 12pm
Friday 24th December: Closed
Monday 27th December: Closed
Tuesday 28th December: Closed
Wednesday 29th December: 9am-1pm
Thursday 30th December: 9am-1pm
Friday 31st December: Closed
Monday 3rd January 2022: Closed
Tuesday 4th January 2022: Open As Normal

If you have any questions or issues, please do get in touch with us.

#Christmas #NewYear #OpeningHours #LawFirm

Timeline Photos 22/12/2021

Do you have any family issues that are concerning you?

Our Family Advice Clinics offer legal guidance and support. They run Fridays (with Jackie) and Mondays (9am - 1pm with Sarah).

You can even book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our team here https://bit.ly/30f15g1

Jackie and Sarah have also recorded a series of podcasts looking at various subjects relating to Family Law, including domestic violence.

It covers:

- Popular myths surrounding domestic abuse
- Recognising the impact of emotional abuse as well as physical abuse
- The alarming statistics relating to domestic abuse and what support there is out there for victims

Find out more here https://bit.ly/3pzwoLT

#FamilyLaw

Do you have any family issues that are concerning you?

Our Family Advice Clinics offer legal guidance and support. They run Fridays (with Jackie) and Mondays (9am - 1pm with Sarah).

You can even book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our team here https://bit.ly/30f15g1

Jackie and Sarah have also recorded a series of podcasts looking at various subjects relating to Family Law, including domestic violence.

It covers:

- Popular myths surrounding domestic abuse
- Recognising the impact of emotional abuse as well as physical abuse
- The alarming statistics relating to domestic abuse and what support there is out there for victims

Find out more here https://bit.ly/3pzwoLT

#FamilyLaw

Timeline Photos 22/12/2021

Itโ€™s the final week before the holidays and Elf tried his hand at taking one of our morning meetings.

Weโ€™re not sure he managed to hold everyoneโ€™s attention! ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜†

#ElfontheShelf

Itโ€™s the final week before the holidays and Elf tried his hand at taking one of our morning meetings.

Weโ€™re not sure he managed to hold everyoneโ€™s attention! ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜†

#ElfontheShelf

Timeline Photos 20/12/2021

This year we went all out and bought some wonderful Bennett Griffin Christmas baubles.

It seems that Elfโ€™s not a fanโ€ฆ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

#ElfontheShelf

This year we went all out and bought some wonderful Bennett Griffin Christmas baubles.

It seems that Elfโ€™s not a fanโ€ฆ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

#ElfontheShelf

Timeline Photos 17/12/2021

We canโ€™t wait to start our breakfast meetings again next year.

Theyโ€™re a great way of meeting people & networking within our local community.

Elfโ€™s supposed to be helping us put away the banners for 2021โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™„

#ElfontheShelf

We canโ€™t wait to start our breakfast meetings again next year.

Theyโ€™re a great way of meeting people & networking within our local community.

Elfโ€™s supposed to be helping us put away the banners for 2021โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™„

#ElfontheShelf

Tenants: Get Yourself In The Right Gear - Bennett Griffin LLP 16/12/2021

Tenants: Get Yourself In The Right Gear - Bennett Griffin LLP

In these strange and challenging times, many tenants are looking to change the terms of their lease, by, for example, agreeing to an extended lease in return for a lower rent, or asking for a break clause.

Isabel, the deputy head of our Property team offers some advice on the options you have and how to do about it - all in our latest blog.

Tenants: Get Yourself In The Right Gear - Bennett Griffin LLP Do you want a reversionary lease, or do you actually want to regear your lease?

Timeline Photos 15/12/2021

Matters involving family law can be highly emotive.

Our weekly Family Advice Clinics offer an opportunity to have an initial free 15-minute consultation.

Sarah Pennicott runs the clinics on Mondays. Jackie Mensah looks after things on Fridays (10am โ€“ 12pm).

Whether itโ€™s divorce, financial settlements or children matters your case will be treated with the upmost sensitivity and discretion by our team.

Find out more on the Bennett Griffin website: https://bit.ly/30f15g1

You'll also be able to find links to the team's free podcasts, like this one examining ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ in family law.

The video covers a range of topics including:

- Do children always go to the mum?
- The myth that no maintenance means no contact
- A parentโ€™s behaviour in relation to them spending time with their child

Watch the podcast here https://bit.ly/3dqKM36

#FamilyLaw

Matters involving family law can be highly emotive.

Our weekly Family Advice Clinics offer an opportunity to have an initial free 15-minute consultation.

Sarah Pennicott runs the clinics on Mondays. Jackie Mensah looks after things on Fridays (10am โ€“ 12pm).

Whether itโ€™s divorce, financial settlements or children matters your case will be treated with the upmost sensitivity and discretion by our team.

Find out more on the Bennett Griffin website: https://bit.ly/30f15g1

You'll also be able to find links to the team's free podcasts, like this one examining ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ in family law.

The video covers a range of topics including:

- Do children always go to the mum?
- The myth that no maintenance means no contact
- A parentโ€™s behaviour in relation to them spending time with their child

Watch the podcast here https://bit.ly/3dqKM36

#FamilyLaw

Timeline Photos 15/12/2021

Here at Bennett Griffin we can offer clients expert wealth management advice.

โžก๏ธ https://bit.ly/31GM07G

Looks like we may need to have a word with Elf about his financesโ€ฆ

#ElfontheShelf

Here at Bennett Griffin we can offer clients expert wealth management advice.

โžก๏ธ https://bit.ly/31GM07G

Looks like we may need to have a word with Elf about his financesโ€ฆ

#ElfontheShelf

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At Bennett Griffin, we are dedicated to providing legal services to companies and individuals with client care and excellent service taken as read.

The team at Bennett Griffin always ensure you are advised of any alternative approaches to your matter and about the best approach to take. We tell you how much we expect your matter to cost and keep you up to date with costs as the matter progresses.

Our aim is to get the result you want to achieve whether it be the sale or purchase of a business or the drafting of your will, or a miriad of other legal services.

The information providing on our page is for general guidance only and is not intended to be complete legal advice. To discuss the specific application of the law in a particular situation please contact us.

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