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Care fees – How we can help
Care fees – How we can help

 One of the perks of my job as a private client solicitor is that I get to visit lots of residential care homes. Contrary to the common view of many, residential care homes today are warm and...

Fifty & Fabulous!
Fifty & Fabulous!

The last month has been quite a milestone one for me as I reached my fiftieth birthday on the same day that our wonderful NHS reached its seventieth anniversary. After several months of fretting...

Funeral wishes
Funeral wishes

Private client solicitors very often develop a strange outlook on life and the things that fascinate us just seem weird to others. So the discussion in our team this month has been about who owns a...

Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?
Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?

Many of us support charities, be it with regular donations, volunteering or taking part in fundraisers from raft races to shaving of heads. Everyone at Pardoes always seem particularly keen to...

Legally Speaking - Part 8
Legally Speaking - Part 8

The New Year is one of my favourite times of the whole year. When we reach the shortest day on 21st December I start to think about the longer evenings and, by the end of this month, I may even get...

Legally Speaking - Part 5
Legally Speaking - Part 5

October is the month when the evenings start to draw in, the weather takes a turn for the worst and everyone tends to feel just a little bit more miserable. Perhaps then we should consider those in...

Legally Speaking - Part 4
Legally Speaking - Part 4

The summer months are always busy in the legal profession. As with all businesses, the workforce is hugely depleted by everyone taking their holidays and add to that the fact it is the busiest time...

Legally Speaking - Part 3
Legally Speaking - Part 3

So the highlight of the last month has to be our attendance at the Yeovil Show. Pardoes were very happy to get involved with the show last year when it was reintroduced after nearly a 50 year absence...

Legally Speaking - Part 2
Legally Speaking - Part 2

Private client is a great legal specialism and I have never regretted my choice. It often causes confusion with clients and professionals alike as to what it includes but in the main we deal with...

Legally Speaking - Part 1
Legally Speaking - Part 1

Since I first started practising as a solicitor, I was keen to be the sort of solicitor that ordinary people were happy to deal with. Sadly, solicitors have a bit of a reputation for being stuffy and...