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  • Going Away for Christmas? Remember the Kids!
    -“Did I turn off the coffee?” -“No... I did.”-“Did you lock up?”-“Yeah.”-“Did we set the timers on the lights?”-“Yeah.”-“Did you close the garage?”-“That's it. I forgot to close the garage, that's it…No, that's not it.” -“Well, what else could we be forgetting?......KEVIN!”Most people are aware of the time when little Macaulay ...
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  • Timms Solicitors Achieve Lexcel Standard for the 10th Consecutive Year
    Local law firm, Timms Solicitors, have recently excelled in their annual Lexcel audit.Lexcel is the Law Society’s practice management standard where each firm is assessed on 8 key standards; structures and policies, strategic plans, financial management, information management, risk management, people management, client care and file and case management.The result of ...
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  • Timms Staff Raise Over £200 for Pink Day
    Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK and staff from Timms were keen to participate in the annual event.Taking place on Friday 20 October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Timms staff joined thousands of people across the UK to wear pink ...
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  • Biggest UK Divorce Settlement
    Proceedings are usually issued by the spouse who is the weakest party financially. This is because the law in England and Wales views the contribution of the homemaker in looking after the family and children as equal to that of the breadwinner. The homemaker, usually the wife, will often ...
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  • Family Judges to Pilot Settlement Conferences
    A new scheme is being piloted in some areas of England and Wales to resolve disputes between parents involving their children. The scheme is the use of settlement conferences at which the parents, their legal representatives and a Judge are present. A settlement conference is held with the consent ...
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  • Timms Solicitors Join Derby's First Legal Walk
    Team Timms will be joining local legal professionals, family and friends in a 10km sponsored walk around the City of Derby on Monday 2nd October 2017 to raise money for local advice services.Derby’s first Legal Walk will raise vital funds for charities that provide free legal advice for those in need ...
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  • Timms Make Over 300 New Dementia Friends
    With six Dementia Champions across the firm, Timms Solicitors are proud to have made 334 new dementia friends so far this year.The solicitors with offices in Derby, Ashby, Burton and Swadlincote first heard about the Alzheimers Society initiative 3 years ago and were keen to get involved. The Dementia Friends programme ...
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  • New Divorce Petition 2017
    On 7th August 2017 a new divorce petition came into use. Compulsory from 4 September, the form is designed to make the legal process more user friendly. It does remove most of the legal jargon, has more tick boxes and the guidance notes are now included in the form rather than ...
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