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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...

St Nicholas Hospice Wilfred Awards Winners

Sarah Gregory and Amy Browning from the Probate Department at our Thetford office have won the County Practices Best Overall Performance Winner’s award at the 2018/19 St Nicholas Hospice Wilfred Awards on 28th March. These awards are for those...

Congratulations to Steph

We are very pleased to announce that Steph Hunter who works at our Peterborough office has just qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. Steph joined us in 2014 after obtaining her law degree and has been working as well as studying to become a...

Legal News - Housing Market

A lot has been said about the current state of the UK housing market with many forecasting that the outlook is the worst since records began. This is being blamed on factors including lack of supply and affordability and the uncertainty of how Brexit will...

Sarah's Skydive for St Nicholas Hospice

For some years MCP's Thetford office has supported St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. We prepare Wills for no charge during their annual Wills Week, and instead of paying us our clients make a donation to the hospice. We also assist...

Wisbech School Careers Convention

On Monday, some of our team had an enjoyable day at Wisbech Schools Careers Convention held at the Thomas Clarkson Academy. We spent time talking to year six students from the local area about the work we do and the different routes they can take for a...

Mayor's Business Awards at King's Lynn

On Friday night, MCP had the pleasure of attending the Mayor’s Business Awards in King’s Lynn. Now in it’s 30th year, the Mayor’s Business Awards recognise achievement and contribution to the local economy. Businesses can be...

MCP support Will Aid

Metcalfe Copeman and Pettefar have been showing it cares by participating in Will Aid last November for the 10th year.  They have been helping Will Aid celebrate 30 years of changing lives. MCP offered people the opportunity to have a simple...

Our Criminal Advocate in New York

In 2010 whilst on holiday in New York, Ruth Johnson one of our criminal advocates found herself wandering across the Brooklyn Bridge.  Nothing too unusual, except once she arrived in Brooklyn she kept wandering and before she knew it, she had managed to...

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...