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Good Divorce Week

MCP are proud to support Good Divorce Week 2018 led by Resolution who campaign for a fairer family justice system. This year’s Good Divorce Week is focusing on minimising the impact of conflict on children.   Good Divorce Week aims to...

Making Tax Digital Seminar 27th November

If you are a VAT registered business over the £85,000 threshold there are major legislative changes coming that will affect your business. Why act now ? Making Tax Digital is the biggest change in UK VAT legislation in recent history and means that...

Family Law Update

Following a number of campaigns in respect of the current legislation it appears that there may be some big changes on the horizon for family law. The Prime Minister has this week announced that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into civil...

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018

Our offices were very proud to take part in the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning last week. Our Wisbech and King's Lynn offices held coffee mornings at their own offices and Thetford office were delighted to be a part of the Thetford Mayor's Macmillan...

MCP's Lisa completes abseil for charity

Well done to MCP's Lisa Hardy who completed her abseil from Peterborough Cathedral on Friday 18th May for Shine, a charity which provides support to those with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Please read our news story here for more information. ...

MCP raises £5200 for charity through the Will Aid scheme in 2017

MCP has again been among the top fundraisers of the Will Aid scheme in 2017. We have been taking part in the voluntary scheme for nine years and have raised £37,880 in total. As part of the scheme clients are able to make a donation to charity rather...

Abseiling for charity

MCP's brave Lisa Hardy will be abseiling from Peterborough Cathedral this Friday 18th May to raise funds for Shine, a charity which provides support to those with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families. MCP has previously supported Shine with...

MCP sponsors Snowdon climb bid

MCP is delighted to sponsor Jordan Greenwood in his bid to reach the summit of Snowdon to help raise money for Steel Bones, a charity which supports amputees and their families. MCP’s dispute resolution specialist Sarah Adlam has been assisting Jordan...

Criminal Lawyer celebrates 10 years with MCP

Accredited Police Station Representative and Duty Solicitor Representative Nigel Taylor celebrates 10 years with MCP this week! Nigel joined the firm in 2008 and has become an integral part of the Criminal Law Department at MCP. While he is based at the...

Refund of Power of Attorney Application Fees - MCP Q&A

If you applied to register a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you can now apply for a refund of part of the application fee paid. This applies to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and registration of Enduring Powers of...

Land Registry moves towards digital mortgage deeds

The Land Registry has made a further move towards a digital system by announcing it will accept mortgage deeds which have not been signed and witnessed on pen and paper for the first time in a trial. What’s changed? Currently, mortgage deeds need...

A Landlord's New Peril?

A Landlord's new peril? Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - MCP Q & A MCP's Legal Assistant Kimberley Fox from our Commercial Property department provides a summary of what the Energy Efficiency Regulations have in store for landlords of...

Grants of Probate

Grants of Probate - six reasons why you might need our help When a loved one dies, many families obtain a Grant of Probate themselves in order that they can collect in and distribute the deceased's Estate. However, complications can arise which might...

MCP supports The Purfleet Trust charity

MCP is proud to support the Purfleet Trust at its 25th Anniversary Ball to be held on 7th April. The Purfleet Trust is a charity which provides help for single homeless people in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk. MCP will be donating a prize for the auction to...

Thetford Business Forum Roadshow

MCP's Kimberley Fox and Rebecca Gunn represented MCP at the Thetford Business Forum Roadshow last week. The Roadshow was held at West Suffolk College and its aim is to showcase the town's businesses. It is hoped to attract further investment and...

Wisbech Schools Careers Convention

MCP Solicitor Helen Robinson and Trainee Legal Executive Laura Chapman had a successful and enjoyable day on 12th March at Wisbech Schools Careers Convention. We talked to year six students from the local area about MCP, the work we do and the different...

Careers Day

MCP Solicitor Helen Robinson and Trainee Legal Executive Laura Chapman are attending Thomas Clarkson Academy's Careers Day in Wisbech today. Helen and Laura hope to provide students with an insight into our work and what it's like to pursue a career...

Protect your business name

True or False - My business name is protected as I have registered a company at Companies House False! Unfortunately, a registration of a company at Companies House also doesn’t necessarily protect your business name from being used by others and...

First Time Buyers - MCP Q&A

We asked MCP's Property Solicitor Helen Robinson and Legal Assistant Kimberley Fox for some details following the changes to stamp duty rules for first time buyers. Stamp Duty – what is it? Stamp Duty Land Tax is a lump-sum tax paid to HM...

The Tale of the Common Law Marriage

MCP's Legal Myths and Legends - the Tale of the Common Law Marriage. The number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2017. While many still believe in the myth of the "common law...

Your care, Your choice?

Who makes decisions about our care and treatment if we are unable to make those decisions for ourselves? Your spouse? Your children? Prior to 2007 it was usual for healthcare professionals and social services to consult with someone's next of kin....

A Life in Crime

Nothing demonstrates the extraordinary changes in Criminal Law than the experiences of one of MCP's most senior Solicitors, Tim Bartlam. Tim started his career as an Articled Clerk in 1964. One of his first criminal cases was at Staffordshire Assizes...

New MCP Partners and Associate

MCP is pleased to announce the promotion of Lorraine Campbell and Claire James as Partners of the firm (from 1st July 2017) and Sarah Gregory as an Associate on 1st January 2018. All three ladies started their careers as either office juniors or...

MCP supports Love West Norfolk!

A campaign has been launched to celebrate West Norfolk allowing residents to share what they love most about the area. Stephen Fry is supporting the campaign. Here at MCP Solicitors we are big fans of West Norfolk, with our Kings Lynn office being in the...

Parole Boards - MCP Q&A

There has been much criticism recorded in the press recently regarding the decision of a Parole Board to release from prison a man convicted of several serious attacks against women. We asked our Prison Law expert Julie Massen to explain more about Parole...