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MCP tops Legal 500 reviews

MCP's Criminal Law and Commercial teams are once again celebrating excellent reviews in the latest edition of the Legal 500. The Legal 500 is recognised as a leading guide to law firms in the UK. Their researchers follow a stringent process before...

GEAR 10k for Guide Dogs

This year we are running in the Great East Anglian Run 10k again on Sunday 30th April 2017.  We have chosen to raise money to support Guide Dogs. Our fabulous Team consists of Claire James, Helen Robinson, Holly Hanslip, Aimee Edwards and...

Peterborough Property Team Expands

We are pleased to welcome John Magee and Kerry Ward to our Property Team based in our Peterborough office. John Magee joins us as a Conveyancing Executive having many years of experience with a local law firm.  Kerry Ward joins him as his Legal...

New Legal Limit on Police Bail

The Policing and Crime Bill , which is due to come into force on the 3 rd April 2017, puts forward a 28 day time limit in which a decision on police bail must be made. The current lack of a legal limit on the amount of time a person can be left...

Elf's life flashed before his eyes!

Elfis is trying to put up the Christmas lights.  He wants to rival the Griswolds (remember them?!) but just like Clark Griswold he's seeing his life flash before his eyes.  So it occurs to him that it's time to make a Will.  After all,...

Christmas is a time for family...but sometimes it's all too much

Elfis has been struggling with his relationship with his wife for sometime and Christmas is just adding pressure like nothing else can. Now he's been told to pack his bags and leave the family home, at the worst time of year. He's  upset,...

Elfis' Work Christmas Party Gets Out of Hand

Tis the season to be merry....or so Elfis thought.  His work Christmas party was always a night to remember but this year it's for all the wrong reasons.  After a year spent working hard, making all those toys, monitoring all the children,...

Elf gets caught using his mobile at the wheel

Our Elf was very busy when he took a phone call at the wheel.  After all, he doesn't want to miss a call from The Big Man at this time of year  - he has deliveries to make!  But now he's in trouble and needs some help.  Luckily...

Elf suffers an accident at work!

Our MCP Elf was working hard when suddenly he found himself dangling from under the sleigh.    Click here to see our tweet . What happened?  Did Santa forget to provide adequate safety gear?  Were the reindeers properly trained...

Introducing the MCP Elf!

This December we have a new member of the team here at MCP.  We're always busy in the lead up to Christmas and this year we've been joined by our very own Elf to help out. We've been told by the North Pole that our Elf can sometimes be a...

MCP Top Tier Criminal Department

We are please to announce that once again our Criminal Department has achieved Band 1 staus in the prestigious Chambers and Partners Guide to UK Law Firms   We have achieved this in both areas of Norwich Peterborough and their Surrounds.  Being...

Will Aid 2016

Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar is pleased to announce that we will again this year be participating in the annual Will Aid Scheme at our firm’s King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Thetford offices.   In the past few years the firm has...

MCP's Criminal Law Team Celebrate

MCP's Criminal Law team are celebrating another Tier 1 ranking in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 which has recently been released. The Legal 500 has again ranked MCP's Criminal Law team in "Tier 1" within East...

Kings Lynn Heritage Open Day

MCP's Kings Lynn office (28-32 King Street, Kings Lynn) will be open to the public on Sunday 11th September 2016 as part of Kings Lynn Heritage Open Day. MCP occupies what is widely known as part of the oldest building in Kings Lynn. It is...

Conveyancer celebrates 10 years with MCP

Catherine Widdows celebrates 10 years with MCP this week. Catherine joined MCP in August 2006 and started work as our receptionist. Having shown a flair for property law, Catherine is now a trainee Legal Executive in our Property department and has...

Company Law Update

Confirmation Statements and People with Significant Control The next time you file your “annual return” at Companies House, you might be in for a surprise. From 30 th June 2016 the Annual Return has been replaced by a “Confirmation...

Company and Commercial vacancy

A vacancy for a lawyer has arisen in our Company and Commercial Department. We seek a competent Commercial lawyer to work in our Company and Commercial Department based in Thetford, Norfolk. The work is of a general commercial nature, including company...

Wayland Show 2016

Wayland Show 2016 We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Wayland Show on Sunday. We will be running our Legal Quiz if anyone wants to try to win a bottle of champagne! There might also be some MCP goodie bags available....

Motoring Offences - Drug Driving

Criminal Law Solicitor Charlotte Winchester provides a closer look at the criminal offence of drug driving. The offences Since 2 nd March 2015 it has been an offence for a person to drive attempt to drive or be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or...

Dangerous Dogs - is your dog at risk?

Recently highlighted cases in the press have called for tighter control and increased sentences for people who own dangerously out of control dogs. Legislation relates not just to banned breeds but also occasionally to much loved family pets who...

South Wootton Village Fete 2016

MCP was pleased to sponsor and have a stand at the South Wootton Village Fete on Saturday 11th June. The weather was glorious and the Fete had a fantastic turnout with around 3000 attending. We enjoyed seeing the other stands and attractions. The winner of...

New Solicitor joins MCP's Wills & Probate Team

Metcalfe Copeman & Petterfar (MCP) is pleased to welcome Solicitor Amy Browning to the Wills & Probate Team at its Thetford office. Amy undertook her training in London and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. She recently moved to Thetford with...

Great East Anglian Run

Well done to MCP's April, Kori, Holly, Helen P and Helen R for successfully completing the 10k Great East Anglian Run on Sunday 1st May! ...

How to protect your loved ones

Lynda Bellingham - famous for being the face of OXO - is becoming more talked about after her death because of her estate and the reported fractious relationship between her husband and her children. Lynda had two children from her previous relationship but...

Great East Anglian Run 2016

Great East Anglian Run 2016 Following MCP's recent Sport Relief success, a team from MCP has signed up to take part in the Kings Lynn Great East Anglian Run 2016. Taking place on Sunday 1st May, the 10k run will follow a route through Kings Lynn. With...