Pinney Pacers Complete 9-Mile Walk for Tapestry

Pinney Pacers Complete 9-Mile Walk for Tapestry
The sun was shining for the inaugural Three Pinney Office Walk Challenge in support of our Charity of the Year, Tapestry. Eleven members of the team, all in high spirits and ready for the challenge, set off from our Brentwood office on Ongar Road just after 9am on Saturday 15th September 2018. The walk to Upminster was on mixed terrain, crossing br...
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Pinney Talfourd walk the ‘Three Pinney Office Challenge’ for Tapestry

Pinney Talfourd walk the ‘Three Pinney Office Challenge’ for Tapestry
Team members of Pinney Talfourd will soon be completing a 'fun walk' between our three offices for our Charity of the Year, Tapestry on Saturday 15 September. The route will take our colleagues, including Partner Catherine Loadman and Residential Property Associate Lexie Jacobs , from our Brentwood office on Ongar Road all the way to our office nea...
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Pinney Talfourd is Shortlisted at Law Society's Legal Excellence Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Law Society's prestigious Excellence Awards, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. ​ Pinney Talfourd has been shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Client Service' category alongside seven other high ranking firms. Organised by the Law Society, these awards ...
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Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in August

Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in August
Join us for one of our ever-popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 15th and 18th August to ensure that you're set for the future. Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones ...
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Nominate Your Firm Now at Brentwood Business Awards

Nominate Your Firm Now at Brentwood Business Awards
  Brentwood Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that nominations for the Brentwood Business Awards 2018 are now open. The Brentwood Business Awards will be celebrating the best of business in the area, whether you are a sole trader, SME, charity or even an individual employee. The Awards are supported by Headline Sponsor Pinney Talfo...
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Free Wills and LPA Advice Seminar in January

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Join us for one of our ever-popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 26th and 27th January to ensure that you're set for the future.Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones in financial stress and hardship. It also can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. In order to ensure your affairs are in order, we recommend that you prepare a Will. In addition to this, over 850,000 people in the UK have Dementia; this figure has been estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now, you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to.

Ensure that your affairs are in order to minimise stress for your family before and after your death. Join one of our free events to hear a short presentation about the different types of Will and LPA, and get some free tailored advice from one of our solicitors over a tea or coffee afterwards.

Due to popular demand, we have added a further date in February. 

 

dates: Friday 26th January (NOW FULLY BOOKED)SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY (NOW FULLY BOOKED)Friday 2nd February (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

 

Time: 11am – 12.30pmVenue: Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

For more information and to book your free place please contact Kayleigh O'Donnell on 01708 229444 or complete the form to the right.(Please note - the seminars will be taking place in our boardroom, located up one flight of stairs.)

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Pinney Talfourd hosts ‘Cocktails at Christmas’

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Last week Pinney Talfourd opened its doors to host a festive evening for clients and contacts alike – ‘Cocktails at Christmas’.

With the Christmas period fully in swing, we decided to host a drinks evening with a twist, inviting two of the most decorated flair bartenders in the UK to tantalise our guests’ taste buds with a curated selection of festive cocktails, including ‘The Caliente’ – a fiery vodka concoction with a bird’s eye chilli garnish, and a classic Champagne Cocktail.

 

Whilst people were sipping their drinks, the bartenders sprang into action, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with their fantastic display of tricks. A delicious selection of canapés provided by The Station Pantry were served up, perfectly complementing the cocktails that were on offer during the evening.

A wonderful evening was had by all, and it certainly paved the way for what is sure to be a fantastic Christmas and New Year for all of Pinney Talfourd, our clients and contacts.

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A Festive Favour by Corbets Tey School

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The children of Corbets Tey School recently took part in a competition to design Pinney Talfourd's 2017 corporate Christmas card. We take a look at the winning design.

Pinney Talfourd teamed up with local special needs school Corbets Tey School for their ‘Design a Christmas Card 2017’ Competition earlier this month.

Every child in the school was asked to design a cheerful and festive picture using their favourite art materials. The entries were then collected and Pinney Talfourd's Christmas Committee chose their favourites in a judging session over mince pies. The variety of designs was a delight to view and included handprint paintings, computer-aided designs and traditional colour pencil drawings. Some classes had chosen to go sparkly and the staff (and room) were covered with glitter and sequins by the end of the judging session.

Arham Pervin, aged 4 won first prize with a cute design of Rudolph surrounded by festive fairy lights. It has been used to create Pinney Talfourd’s Christmas card and Arham will receive a toy of his choice at a special school assembly on the last day of school term.

The Residents’ Association of Upminster and Cranham support this project every year and their community magazine The Bulletin sponsored the runner-up Sammy Ksaveriev, aged 8 for his jolly Santa picture.

Shareen Lewis won third place and will also receive toy of her choice as a reward for her efforts.

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Santa Comes Early - Children's Christmas Party

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Christmas certainly came early for many people this weekend, with the annual children’s festive party taking place at the Upminster office of Pinney Talfourd.

This weekend’s snowfall gave a perfectly Christmassy backdrop to our annual children’s Christmas party. Even with the snowflakes falling aplenty, Santa and his elves managed to arrive promptly at 11am and were greeted by many excited children and their parents. Santa quickly took up residence in his grotto, built especially for him on the eve before by the administration team.

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Whilst the children waited eagerly to meet the big man, the elves amused them all with Christmassy games, singing and dancing. Some of the parents even got into the Christmas spirit and joined in on the festivities!

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A party lunch was enjoyed by all, including Santa, before he jumped back in his sleigh, elves in tow, and flew back to the North Pole just after 1pm. Whilst the wintery flurries, unfortunately, kept some families away, it was still a great success and a wonderful time was had by all.

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Christmas at the Queen's – Over £2K Raised for Charity!

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Pinney Talfourd once again teamed up with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Dawn Chorus for a Christmas concert and raised over £2,000 for charity!

Last Friday saw Pinney Talfourd and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch open the doors for their annual charity Christmas carol concert, ‘Christmas at the Queen’s’ – a lively and festive singalong event for the whole community. The fantastic local choir Dawn Chorus, led by Paul Rhodes, joined us to please the crowd with a series of upbeat Christmas songs including “Let It Snow” and “Merry Christmas Everyone” before enjoying tea and mince pies with the Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Van Den Hende.

This year also saw the Year 5 and 6 Choir of Benhurst Primary School join in on the festivities, belting out a number of merry songs which got the entire audience up on their feet and singing along.

This was a free event, but the charity raffle and generous donations from members of the community raised an incredible £2,284.32 in aid of the Queen's Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd’s own charity of the year, SNAP (Special Needs and Parents). Local businesses rallied to support the event by donating some fabulous prizes, ranging from champagne, restaurant vouchers, two tickets to see Mariah Carey in concert and even a luxury £500 Harrods Christmas hamper! Funds raised are divided equally between the two charities.

This event has attracted a full house every year, and this year was no different. Local businesses, Councillors and members of the local community checked in for this festive celebration.

Teas, coffees and mince pies were on offer courtesy of Pinney Talfourd after the event to refresh those vocal chords, providing an opportunity to meet new faces and make new friends. Thank you as always to the Queen's Theatre Club volunteers who helped to serve refreshments. 

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Charity Danceathon – £5,000 Raised for SNAP!

Charity Danceathon – £5,000 Raised for SNAP!
This weekend saw the biggest charity event so far this year commence at Pinney Talfourd – a 24-hour Danceathon in support of SNAP!

At 12 noon on Saturday 21st October, three of our Family Solicitors – Catherine Loadman, Sue Nash and Lucy Birch – limbered up for the last time before embarking on their mammoth 24-hour challenge, all in support of our Charity of the Year, SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

A whole host of colleagues, contacts, family members and friends joined forces to spur them on for the first few hours of the dancing challenge, with songs chosen by them and the wider public as part of Pinney’s Playlist Picks.

The Danceathon spilled out onto the streets of Upminster, with many members of the public coming over to donate and pass on words of encouragement to our three dancing divas; some of them even got in on the action and joined in for a boogie!

As the day turned into night and the streets started to empty, the ladies continued their immense task in the boardroom; they even managed to convince our Medical Negligence Solicitor Helen Keefe to join their Danceathon troupe, strengthening their numbers to 4!

At 5am, they brought themselves back downstairs into our main reception to greet the morning crowd with some fantastic singalong songs (and the dance moves to match!) All throughout this time, their efforts were being live-streamed onto our Facebook page, with hundreds of people sending their good wishes and support, as well as donating to this fantastic cause.

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Charity Danceathon in Support of SNAP

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Pinney Talfourd Solicitors will soon be embarking on a truly unique fundraising event for our Charity of the Year, SNAP (Special Needs and Parents) – a 24-hour Danceathon!

From 12 noon on Saturday 21st October, three of our solicitors - Catherine Loadman, Sue Nash and Lucy Birch – will be dancing non-stop for 24 hours in our Upminster office, each bopping away without any sleeping breaks until 12 noon on Sunday 22nd October.

Other members of staff, friends and family have also pledged to join the threesome for a boogie throughout the days and night, keeping their spirits up during the periods when they no doubt will be aching for a coffee and a power nap!

It made perfect sense for Pinney Talfourd to raise money for SNAP in a ‘different’ way – ever since the charity’s inception in 1994, they have been working hard to create a welcoming and diverse environment with unrivalled support for parents with special-needs children.

The entire 24-hour event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page, giving everybody the opportunity to cheer the ladies on in their endeavours. For those who want to get involved further, we are running a JustGiving fundraising page – people can donate £5 and choose a song to be played during the allocated ‘Pinney Playlist Picks’ hours throughout the event! If you’d like to choose a song for our tireless threesome to tap their toes to, visit our JustGiving page.

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Brandler Galleries' Pop-Up Exhibition at Pinney Talfourd

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Brandler Galleries hosted an eclectic pop-up exhibition for a wealth of contacts at Pinney Talfourd, including artwork from Banksy, Pure Evil and much more.

Last night saw a diverse evening of graffiti art, still life and conceptual paintings from a plethora of different artists as Pinney Talfourd hosted the exhibition ‘Pleasure and Presents’, curated by John Brandler of Brandler Galleries.

As diverse as the artwork that was on offer was the guest list, with contacts coming from across the county. Artists included Tracey Emin with her immediately recognisable neon sign pieces, a number of Banksy’s infamous record sleeve creations, and some conceptual and thought-provoking paintings from graffiti artist My Dog Sighs to name but a few.

A great night was had by all, with the conversation around each piece of artwork flowing constantly, as was the bubbles! Fellow local business The Station Pantry offered up a tantalising selection of street-food inspired light bites, which complimented the setting wonderfully.

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Doing the Charleston for Charity – Danceathon Update

Doing the Charleston for Charity – Danceathon Update
In less than two weeks, three members of Pinney Talfourd’s team will be strutting their stuff for a full 24 hours in support of SNAP (Special Needs and Parents). We catch up on their progress.

Solicitors Catherine Loadman, Sue Nash and Lucy Birch have pledged to dance the day (and night!) away in Pinney Talfourd’s latest endeavour to raise money for their Charity of the Year, SNAP. The event will commence at 12 noon on Saturday 21st October and will finish a full 24 hours later at 12 noon on Sunday 22nd October.

We caught up with the ladies during their normal busy work schedules to see how their training for the Danceathon was progressing.

 

How have you been preparing for the 24-hour dancing stint?

Catherine: I have been trying to frequent the gym more often whilst undertaking some more ‘fun’ activities, such as Zumba classes with Jess from Fitjess Fitness!

Lucy: Just the one Zumba class so far; I need to get my act into gear!

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Free Wills and LPA Advice Seminar in September

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Join us on one of our popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 15th and 16th September to ensure that your affairs are in order. Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones in financial stress and hardship. It also can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. In order to ensure your affairs are in order, we recommend that you prepare a Will. In addition to this, over 850,000 people in the UK have Dementia; this figure has been estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now, you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to.

Ensure that your affairs are in order to minimise stress for your family before and after your death. Join one of our free events to hear a short presentation about the different types of Will and LPA, and get some free tailored advice from one of our solicitors over a tea or coffee afterwards.

date: Friday 15th September

(Please note that Saturday's session is now fully booked)

Time: 11am – 12.30pmVenue: Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

For more information and to book your free place please contact Kayleigh O'Donnell on 01708 229444 or complete the form to the right.(Please note - the seminars will be taking place in our boardroom, located up one flight of stairs.)

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Children's Charity Readathon at Pinney Talfourd

Children's Charity Readathon at Pinney Talfourd
Join Pinney Talfourd for a fun-filled day of storytelling in support of our Charity of the Year for 2017, SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

Join us for a day of fairy tales, wizardry and friendly monsters to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

We have decided to open our doors at our Upminster office for a fun-filled day of storytelling, dedicated to raising funds for SNAP (Special Needs and Parents). SNAP was formed in 1994 and helps Essex families with special needs and disabilities. The young people have a wide range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory impairments, speech and language difficulties and learning disabilities.Perfect for parents who are struggling to fill up the school holidays, we will be offering up a fantastic selection of age-appropriate animated stories throughout the course of the day; enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while your children sit down and are entertained by one of our team.

Each session lasts 30 minutes and is geared towards a specific age group - see below for timings throughout the day.

We will also be live-streaming the entire event on our Facebook page, with a dedicated area for children whose parents would prefer them not to be filmed during their chosen reading session.

In addition to our reading sessions, we will also be offering up a colouring corner for children to decorate and adorn their own fun character masks to take home, and we are pleased to announce that we will also be running THREE prize raffle draws throughout the day, with fantastic prizes from Costa, Creams Ice Cream Parlour and the Chicken and Frog Bookshop in Brentwood.

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Dementia Awareness Day at Romford Care Centre

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Join our solicitor Kayleigh O’Donnell for an informal day of interactive sessions about dementia at Romford Care Centre on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Would you like to learn more about dementia? As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Kayleigh, a member of our Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate team will be joining a host of other organisations for an open day at Romford Care Centre in Neave Crescent, Romford.

According to research, over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom have dementia; this figure is estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and support sufferers and their families. Dementia is not a disease. Dementia is a term given to a group of symptoms from certain diseases which affect the brain. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.

The Dementia Awareness Open Day at Romford Care Centre will incorporate a plethora of informative talks and interactive sessions, including chair exercises, Namaste Relaxation sessions and crime prevention talks.

In conjunction with our talks regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney, other guests will also be present, including the Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Glenn Bassett, who leads music groups for people with dementia and learning difficulties.

Tours of the care centre will also be available throughout the day.

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Free Wills And LPA Advice Seminar in April

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Join us on one of our free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney events on 7th and 8th April to find out if your affairs are in order. Over half of the population in the United Kingdom do not have a Will and this, unfortunately, can lead to difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones in financial difficulties. It also can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. In order to ensure your affairs are in order, we recommend that you prepare a Will.According to research, over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom have Dementia; this figure has been estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now, you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to.

Ensure that your affairs are in order to minimise stress for your family before and after your death. Join one of our free events to hear a short presentation about the different types of Will and LPA, and get some free tailored advice from one of our solicitors over a coffee afterwards.

Choice of two dates:      Friday 7th April or Saturday 8th April (please note Friday 7th April is now FULLY BOOKED)

Time (each event):          11am – 12.30pm

Venue (each event):       Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

For more information and to book your free place please contact Kayleigh O'Donnell on 01708 229444 or complete the form to the right.(Please note - the seminars will be taking place in our boardroom, located up one flight of stairs)

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Charity Casino Night - £1,070 Raised For MNDA!

Charity Casino Night - £1,070 Raised For MNDA!
Pinney Talfourd was joined by a remarkable cast of contacts for a charity casino night in support of MNDA (South Essex branch). We look back on what was a prosperous evening.

Last night saw an epic evening of Blackjack, Roulette and Wheel of Fortune to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, Motor Neurone Disease Association (South Essex branch).Our doors opened at 6:30pm, and many of our business contacts and private clients joined us to help raise funds for the South Essex branch of MDNA. Copious amounts of Pinney Play Money was purchased, which in turn could be exchanged for chips to play on the various tables available. In conjunction to this, each of the casino games were sponsored by some fantastic local businesses, including Beresfords, West and Coe, Watson Moore and Price Bailey.Canapés and drinks were in abundance whilst our colleagues networked and attempted to win big on each of the games up for offer. For those taking a breather, Barry the Magic Enigma astounded with his award-winning tricks - it truly did have to be seen to be believed!A fantastic total of £1,070 was raised for MNDA - an absolutely incredible amount and certainly a fruitful evening for all!

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Charity Night - Come Play at Pinneys

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Join Pinney Talfourd for a night at the casino and help raise money for the South Essex branch of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Join us for an evening of Blackjack, Roulette and Wheel of Fortune to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, Motor Neurone Disease Association.We have decided to open our doors for an exclusive casino night dedicated to raising funds for the South Essex branch of MDNA. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases affecting the motor neurones (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurones gradually die, the muscles stop working.The South Essex Branch is run entirely by volunteers, many of who have personal experience of the disease. Research to find a cure or effective treatments are always top of the list of priorities for people and families who have been personally affected by MND. Every year, a proportion of the money raised locally is directed specifically to research. 

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In conjunction with plenty of casino favourites, we will also have a magician on hand to astound and startle our guests. There will be drinks and canapés galore, and of course, an excellent chance to network, meet new contacts and win big!

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Date: Thursday 30th March 2017

Doors open: 6:30pmTables open: 7pmFinal spins: 10pm

Venue: Pinney Talfourd LLP, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

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