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JE Bennett Law gains Lexcel accreditation.

29th June 2018 by Jane Bennett

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We are delighted to have been awarded Lexcel Accreditation. Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. With Legal 500 and Chambers ratings reflecting the quality of our legal work and now Lexcel demonstrating our quality standards in practice management and client care, we feel we now have due industry recognition for the hard work the team continues to put in.

For more information on Lexcel click here: about Lexcel

JE Bennett Law at the Headfirst conference.

14th May 2018 by Tom Beaufoy

Lorna and Ben had a busy and, in the words of ben, "thought provoking and inspiring" day last week, exhibiting at the Headfirst conference: 'Is it worth it? Weighing up what is of value for life after brain injury'.

Promotion for Amy

16th April 2018 by Jane Bennett

Amy Paxton

We're delighted to announce Amy Paxton's promotion to Senior Associate. Amy has been with the firm since February 2017 and has proved an invaluable assett to JE Bennett Law. Her promotion is very well deserved and we're delighted to have her as part of the team.

Jane Bennett highlighted as a noted practitioner in prestigious Chambers rankings

3rd November 2017 by Tom Beaufoy

We are delighted that Jane has been recognised by Chambers as a noted practioner in the court of protection field.

Along with the Legal500 Chambers are the most respected law firm ranking organisation so we now have the full set in terms of leading industry recognition. Both Chambers and the Legal 500 research the sector independently seeking both professional and client feedback on firms. We are delighted that our firm's hard work and professionalism in our sector has been recognised.

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JE Bennett Law given higher profile in the 2017 Legal 500 ratings

12th October 2017 by Tom Beaufoy

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JE Bennett have been ranked highly in the prestigious Legal 500 rankings for Court of Protection released today. Furthermore, Jane Bennett has been named as a 'Leading Individual' in her field, making her part of what is considered an elite list. Naturally, we're delighted with this recognition of our hard work and continued success. This is a quote from the 2017 editorial:

'JE Bennett Law provides a professional service in a friendly, sensitive and reassuring way. It is obvious the team has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Court of Protection, and the procedural rules together with the rules relating to deputyship costs’. Jane Bennett is ‘prompt, personable and exceptionally knowledgeable’, and is ‘at the top of her game’

JE Bennett Law at the Finders conference.

21st September 2017 by Jane Bennett

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Tom and Jane had a great day exhibiting at the Finders conference on 14th September

Jane's book review in the Law Society Gazette.

15th September 2017 by Jane Bennett

Jane has recently reviewed "Financial Abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention" by Ann Stanyer in the Law Society Gazette. Read what she had to say here

JE Bennett Law at the Headfirst conference.

15th May 2017 by Jane Bennett

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Lorna Jane and Amy had a busy day last week exhibiting at the Headfirst conference 'Riding the Rapids: Negotiating the Challenges of Life after Brain Injury'

JE Bennett Law join Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce.

8th May 2017 by Jane Bennett

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"I love living and working in Sevenoaks and am really proud we have joined Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce." Jane Bennett

Solicitors for the Elderly respond to the governments probate fee plans

2nd March 2017 by Jane Bennett

Claire Davis, Director, SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) said:

“SFE is extremely disappointed to see that the consensus to reject the proposed probate fees has been ignored. For the 62% of estates that use a solicitor, probate registry performs a purely administrative role, and the value of the estate has no bearing on the work undertaken. To burden larger estates with a significantly larger fee is an unfair form of taxation. For people in this situation, their property is often their primary asset, and they have little cash to pay for higher probate fees, on top of other necessities such as IHT or the use of a solicitor.

The increase in probate fees will place a burden on families at a sensitive and distressing time and is likely to put people who are vulnerable and/or elderly at risk. Our fear is that such clients might be persuaded to take steps to avoid probate fees, even if the effect is to leave them with insufficient assets to provide for themselves for the rest of their life.”

Jane Bennett Accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly

6th October 2016 by Jane Bennett

Having passed the appropriate qualifying modules and criteria, Jane Bennett is now a fully Accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). The SFE give the following 10 reasons why it's a smart move to use an Accredited Lawyer
Reasons to use an SFE Accredited Lawyer

Je Bennett Law in the Legal 500

16th September 2016 by Jane Bennett

We're delighted to repeat our success from last year by again being recognised as a leading firm in the latest Legal 500 ratings. Jane has also been rated as a 'Recommended Lawyer'. This is great recognition of the team's hard work throughout the year.
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We've moved!

11th July 2016 by Jane Bennett

We're excited to have moved offices today. With an expanding team, things were getting a little cramped, so we've moved just down the road to somewhere with a bit more elbow room. On the ground floor with a bit more space, our new office is also more client-friendly. new address

JE Bennett Law at “Wings for Life”.

12th May 2016 by Jane Bennett

JE Bennett Law recently took part in the World Run in Cambridge in aid of spinal cord medical research charity “Wings for Life”. Here's a couple of photos:   wings for life run

JE Bennett at the wings for life run in Cambridge

20th April 2016 by Jane Bennett

The team are heading to Cambridge on May 8th to take part in the Wings for Life World Run
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For most of us, training has been brief, so wish us luck, we'll need it! Obviously, it's all in a good cause, raising money to help those with spinal cord injuries. Here is a link to our just giving page:

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New training webinar from March 2016

31st January 2016 by Jane Bennett

Jane has developed a 1 hour training webinar with MBL Seminars: A Practical Guide To Personal Injury Trusts. It's for private client and personal injury lawyers.

See details and book here

Private Client Section on pensions law changes affecting deputies

12th November 2015 by Jane Bennett

Jane has co-written an article in Private Client Section on pensions law changes affecting deputies.

View the article

Safeguarding the vulnerable client

5th November 2015 by Jane Bennett

Jane has contributed to an article regarding safeguarding the vulnerable client.

View the article

Social Care and Neurodisability

21st October 2015 by Jane Bennett

Jane has also written an article for the Social Care and Neurodisability book.

View the article

‘Safeguarding Adults in Social Work’ (Second Edition)

10th September 2015 by Jane Bennett

Jane also edited ‘Safeguarding Adults in Social Work’ (Second Edition).