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Stamp Duty Holiday

Some good news for the property market, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of measures worth up to £30 billion as part of his plan to rescue the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  A Stamp Duty ‘holiday’ has been...

Margaret Taylor's Retirement

We are bidding farewell to Margaret Taylor as she retires after a career as a solicitor of over 40 years. Margaret qualified as a solicitor 1979 and has always worked in firms in the West Norfolk area throughout her long and varied career. Margaret deals...

The re-opened housing market

Last month, the government announced that the buying and selling of homes was to be permitted again amid the coronavirus pandemic. Estate agents and letting agents were also allowed to re-open and start viewings of properties for potential buyers and...

Where there's a Will, there's a way................

An article written by Amy Browning , one of our Wills and Probate team. COVID-19 – what a start to the new decade. This pandemic has meant changes to working practices for all of us not least for those of us who usually have the relative comfort of...

Housing Market to Restart

The housing market is set to resume from 13th May after changes made to lockdown restrictions were announced late on Tuesday. This has come out of the blue for many who were expecting measures to stay in place until at least June. Buying and selling homes...

Working from Home

As you will have seen, we are still busy working to provide the standard of legal services that our clients have come to expect from us whilst keeping our staff and clients safe and respecting the current government guidelines. This means that most of our...

MCP Still Open For Business

The Government restrictions to try to reduce the spread of Covid19 have now been in place for 3 weeks, and throughout that time MCP have remained open for business and we are continuing to serve our clients as much as ever.  We made the decision before...

MCP and PBW Solicitors Have Merged

We are delighted to share some good news in these troubled times. From 1st April the firms of Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar and Pooley, Bendall and Watson solicitors have merged, and will continue to operate under the name of Metcalfe Copeman &...

Round Up of the Property Market

It has been a busy start to the year for the property market. The Land Registry’s digital mortgage service has now seen it’s 7,000th  mortgage deed signed electronically, nearly two years after starting the service. The service allows...

The Role of Panel Deputies and Panel Guardians

Ideally, most of us would wish to have sole control of our financial affairs.  However, unwelcome events can occur which may prevent that.  As a solution, many people make a Lasting Power of Attorney relating to their property and financial...

Marriage in Later Life

The number of people marrying over the age of 65 has increased dramatically. What can be done to protect their extended families and a lifetime of assets? The Office for National Statistics has shown a huge leap in the number of people marrying over the age...

Care Home Fees

The cost of care home fees can rise into the tens of thousands meaning that the family home could be at risk of sale in order to cover those costs. This could also mean that any inheritance left to loved ones may be depleted. To avoid this, many people...

Tim Stevenson

With great sadness we have to report the loss of our friend and colleague Tim Stevenson who died on Saturday the 16th November. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts are with his family.  ...

Congratulations to Jack Peart

We are delighted to congratulate Jack Peart who qualifies as a solicitor today. Jack has been with MCP since he left University after taking his law degree, firstly as a paralegal in the commercial department and then as a trainee solicitor. Whilst he has...

Help to Buy ISAs Ending

The Help to Buy ISA scheme introduced by the government in 2015 is coming to an end – act now if you want to open up an account! The scheme was introduced by the government to help first time buyers save a big enough deposit to get on the property...

Change to Shared Ownership

It has recently been announced that shared ownership properties could be getting an overhaul. Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has unveiled plans to change shared ownership schemes which allow people to buy a certain percentage of their home, as little as...

King's Lynn Heritage Open Day, 15th September

Our firm was established in 1784; that is 235 years ago.  However, even that statistic is scarcely more than a blink of the eye when it comes to the vintage of our offices at 28-32 King Street, King’s Lynn.  The substantial part of those was...

Tracey Bright, 30 Years Service

Congratulations to Tracey Bright our Head Cashier who joined MCP 30 years ago today. Tracey started work at the firm on a youth training scheme at the age of 16 as an office junior and hasn’t looked back since.  She moved into our accounts...

New Promotions at MCP

We are very pleased to announce three new promotions at MCP. Baljit Bem and Chloe Kitchen who both work at our Peterborough office were made Associates on 1st July 2019, and also in July Sarah Gregory from our Thetford office was promoted to ...

Opposite Sex Civil Partnerships

The Government has announced its plans to extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples by the end of the year. Under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 same sex couples can enter into a civil partnership. The introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples)...

Strict Ruling on Landlord Gas Safety Certificates

The recent County Court decision in Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz is of crucial importance to all landlords of assured shorthold tenants. The decision in the case was that a landlord who had failed to issue a gas safety certificate to an assured...

New Divorce Bill

After announcing in April that a new law would be introduced enabling married couples to divorce without the need to attribute blame, Justice Secretary David Gauke has on 13th June 2019 introduced the landmark Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. ...

No Fault Evictions To Be Banned

It is estimated there are 11 million private renters in the UK at the moment and campaigners have long been fighting for better rights for tenants.  It has been announced that under proposed new laws landlords will no longer be able serve a section 21...

MCP running in GEAR 2019

A team from MCP Solicitors will be taking part in the Great East Anglian Run in King’s Lynn on Sunday 5th May. The team of Helen Robinson, Natasha Maslakova and Abi Boxall are hoping for personal bests around the course which goes past our King’s...

New Divorce Law Coming

After years of campaigning by family lawyers the government has at last announced that they will be introducing a new law which will allow married couples to divorce without the need to attribute blame. For over forty years divorcing couples have needed...