With offices in both Maidstone and Tenterden, Whitehead Monckton has grown to be one of the largest legal practices in the county. We are also a legal and financial practice unique to Kent and proud to be so.
Introducing our web based probate application service that eases you through the probate process online.
11 July 2012
Reforms to the system of adult social care to be unveiled today by the government represent the “best opportunity in a generation” to improve care for the elderly, the Local Government Association has said.
20 June 2012
For centuries a landlord of commercial premises has had the power to “levy distress”, also known as distraint, on goods belonging to the tenant when his tenant has failed to pay rent.
20 June 2012
Whitehead Monckton Solicitors held a Cheese and Wine Tasting evening at Tenterden Town Hall to raise money for their Charity of the Year, children’s hospice chYps. Tony Saunders who lost his 2 year old son to cancer gave a very moving speech about chYps and all the help and support they gave to his family.
Government announce children's rights to maintain contact with both parents following separation or divorce are to be strenghtened!
13 June 2012
The Government have today announced that children's rights to maintain contact with both parents following separation or divorce are to be strengthened. Under the plans, family courts in England and Wales must assume the child's welfare is best served by remaining involved with both parents. But ministers say parents will not have a right to equal time with children.
30 May 2012
During my years in practice as a Conveyancing Executive in residential property, I am surprised to learn of the unfortunate issues encountered by sellers due to external additions to their property which encroach their neighbours’ land. More surprisingly, the neighbours who are affected by such matters appear to have no indication or knowledge that there has been a legal wrong-doing committed on their land!
24 May 2012
Even in this year of amazing flag-waving opportunity, there seems to be nothing but doom and gloom in the papers and on the news. Well … as we’ve come to learn from the Levenson enquiry – it’s the dirt and the gloom that seems to sell papers. Well, as long as you’re not selling papers let’s ignore the grey skies (difficult I know) and look optimistically to bettering our businesses by working together for growth.
24 May 2012
Whitehead Monckton Solicitors from Maidstone rowed and cycled the length of the River Medway to raise money for their Charity of the Year, children’s hospice chYps. Over the course of the day members of staff took it in turns to row and cycle on and exercise bike and rowing machine with the support of shoppers at Fremlin Walk.
18 May 2012
“I never make predictions, and I never will.” - Paul Gascoigne (attrib.) If only we had a crystal ball that we could each look in to in order to see the future. This month the hot topic, or should I say wet topic, has to be the weather; if the weather forecasters cannot foresee the torrential rain that hit the county, then we mere mortals stand little hope.
08 May 2012
Leading Kent law firm Whitehead Monckton will be hoping to race the length of the River Medway to raise money for their Charity of the Year, chYps, without getting their feet wet on 18th May!
01 May 2012
Whitehead Monckton has always been passionate about agriculture. We have a long history within the local community and have served many farming families for generations The Rural Business Team decided that it was time for something different. The team has traditional values but a modern approach to provide the very best support and advice to the sector. They decided that they would produce a monthly diary for South East Farmer in which the team could share with the readers their views, technical knowledge and information that they have had during that month.
01 May 2012
Leading Kent law firm Whitehead Monckton is holding a cheese and wine evening in aid of their “Charity of the Year”, children’s hospice care charity chYps on Thursday 14th June 2012 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm at Tenterden Town Hall.
30 April 2012
The eagle eyed amongst you may remember an article written by my partner, Robert Coombe on this very topic two years ago. The example given was some friends who had a daughter at Exeter University who were planning to buy a property. The proposal was that their daughter, and probably three friends would share the house and the friends would pay rent.
23 April 2012
Leading Kent law firm Whitehead Monckton held a charity quiz night in aid of their “Charity of the Year”, children’s hospice care charity chYps on Thursday 19th April 2012 at Maidstone Hockey Club, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AZ.
20 April 2012
Want to improve the value of your children's inheritance and stop it going to the tax man? Then you need to know about a largely forgotten Inheritance Tax-saver.
20 April 2012
CIL is a new charge that local planning authorities in England and Wales can levy on development in that area. The intention is that owners and developers of land will fund the cost of delivering infrastructure to support the development of an area, as part of the planning application.
27 March 2012
The aim of this workshop-based event is to give charity trustees, and those with an interest in charity governance, an overview of their duties and commercial liabilities, as well as providing delegates with an insight into health and safety requirements, details of a new forum to support local trustees and handy hints on finding the right trustee. The key note speaker is Fidelity Weston, Chair of the Kent Wildlife Trust, who will be sharing her wide experience on good governance for charities.
15 March 2012
Using standard business terms and conditions certainly has its advantages, but you must ensure that the terms are commercially appropriate for your business and are up to date with current legislation.
08 March 2012
Whitehead Monckton’s charity team held a very popular seminar addressing gift aid and pensions at its Maidstone offices on 28 February 2012.
23 February 2012
Sixteen members of staff at Whitehead Monckton are running the British 10k London Run on Sunday 8 July to raise money for its charity of the year, chYps
16 February 2012
Whitehead Monckton, one of Kent’s largest firms of lawyers and investment managers, has named chYps children’s hospice as its ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2012.
01 February 2012
Leading Kent law firm, Whitehead Monckton is delighted to announce that Vicky Stoodley has joined its partnership, specialising in planning law. Vicky qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and has built a formidable reputation in Kent as a specialist planning lawyer whilst previously being an associate and partner at two other prominent Kent firms. Her expertise is specifically recognised by the influential legal directories; Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
31 January 2012
Although initially sympathetic to her childcare needs, the Army lost patience with Miss Debique after a number of incidents, including an occasion where she failed to attend a parade. The Army subsequently informed Miss Debique that if she could not rearrange her childcare so that she could be available 24/7, that she would be sacked for gross misconduct. Following a formal warning, Miss Debique resigned alleging she feared she would be sacked in any event. She went on to claim that the requirement to be available 24/7 amounted to indirect sex discrimination. Miss Debique also claimed that she had been indirectly racially discriminated against because the immigration rules prevented her from inviting relatives to come to the United Kingdom to help with childcare. These claims were successful both at the original tribunal and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. As the parties were unable to agree a figure for compensation, the matter went to a remedies hearing.