'Moving Your Business To The Next Level' Seminar

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Pro-Actions invite you to their latest free business seminar on 9 May at Pinney Talfourd's Upminster office, geared towards offering advice to business owners and managers. 

In association with Havering Chamber of Commerce, we are delighted to welcome Pro-Actions for their latest free seminar for business owners and managers.

HOW TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

To drive your business forward successfully and profitably it is vital that you understand the key areas that contribute to business success. 

This Business Seminar will explore the vital elements of effective business management that all businesses should have in place to move to the next level. What works and what doesn't, and the increased control you can gain over your business - simply by focusing on doing things right.

Most importantly, the seminar will show that by focusing on key business elements you will be able to make better informed strategic decisions, resulting in improved profits and more cash in the bank. Packed full of sensible ideas and solutions, this is a must-attend event for anyone who is serious about their business having the best chance to succeed. 

Highlights of this Pro-actions Business Seminar will include:

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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 – 12.30pm

Venue: 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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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 – 12.30pm

Venue: 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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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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Open Afternoon at The Beeches

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Join our solicitor Kayleigh O'Donnell for an informal afternoon of seminars and Q&A sessions at The Beeches Care Home in Brentwood on Wednesday 8th March 2017.

Kayleigh, a member of our Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate department in Upminster, will be holding a seminar on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney at Signature The Beeches Care Home on London Road, Brentwood.

Research shows that over 50% of the UK population do not yet have a Will and this can ultimately lead to difficulties upon death. Assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your family and loved ones in financial difficulties. In turn, this can prove time-consuming and expensive to resolve.

In conjunction with Kayleigh’s talk, other speakers will also be present, including Bennetts Funeral Directors, who will be present to answer any queries about planning for the future, and an Independent Financial Advisor who can advise upon Care Fee Planning.

Tours of The Beeches will also be available during the afternoon.

 

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Christmas at the Queen's raises over £2000

Christmas at the Queen's raises over £2000
Pinney Talfourd teamed up with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Dawn Chorus for a Christmas sing-along and raised over £2,000 for charity.

Pinney Talfourd once again teamed up with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in early December to host ‘Christmas at the Queen’s’ – a lively free sing along event for the whole community.

Our fantastic local choir Dawn Chorus joined us to lead the crowd for a series of upbeat Christmas songs including “Sleigh Ride” and “Merry Christmas Everyone” before enjoying tea and mince pies with the Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder.

This was a free event but the charity raffle and generous donations raised £2,061 in aid of the Queen's Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd’s own charity of the year MNDA (South Essex branch). Local businesses rallied to support the event by donating some fabulous prizes from champagne, restaurant vouchers and even a teeth whitening treatment! 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. Many clients with transport difficulties were taken as guests by Pinny Talfourd, ensuring that Christmas is not a lonely time after all.

Teas, coffees and cakes 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 to the Queen's Theatre Club volunteers who helped to serve refreshments.

If you would like to find out more about the Queen's Theatre Club or enquire about any performances please contact the Box Office on 01708 443333. If you would like to find out more about this event or Pinney Talfourd’s services please contact 01708 229444.

Finally, everybody at Pinney Talfourd would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  



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Seminar: Controlling cash flow & increasing profit

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HCCI offers their latest seminar for SMEs, by Pro-actions Business Support on 14 December at our Upminster office.

 

Controlling your cash and increasing your profitability
Wednesday 14th December 2016
9.30am to 12.30pm 
Pinney Talfourd, 54 Station Road, Upminster, RM14 2TU

Cash management can have a massive impact on any business; small, medium or large. This briefing will explain the vital elements of effective cash management that all businesses should have in place, what they look like, how they can be built, how much control they'll give you over your business. Most importantly you’ll find out how they can be used to make informed strategic decisions on your business allowing you to make better profits and put more cash in the bank. 

 
The objectives of this business seminar are to help you understand:
  • How cash and finances fit into a business
  • Why financial controls are important
  • What financial controls are needed?
  • How to influence cash movement in your business
  • What options you have available to help fund your business’s day to day needs
  • How you can get the controls you need underway within your business

The seminar is free and will be held at Pinney Talfourd’s offices in Upminster (54 Station Road, Upminster, RM14 2TU) to book a place on this seminar, click on link below:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/controlling-your-cash-and-increasing-your-profitability-london-tickets-29372132840 

If you require any further details please contact the Chair of HCCI on Barry Hicks 01708 560066 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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You are invited to 'Christmas at the Queen's'

You are invited to 'Christmas at the Queen's'
Pinney Talfourd presents a Christmas sing-along at  the Queens Theatre Hornchurch, and you're invited.

Pinney Talfourd has once again teamed up with Queens Theatre Hornchurch to host ‘Christmas at the Queens’ on Tuesday 6 December (11am – 1pm).

This event has attracted a full house every year with guests including local businesses and councillors.

We are delighted that the Dawn Chorus have once again agreed to join us in singing a range of upbeat Christmas songs including “Let it Snow” and “Jingle Bells”. The Mayor of Havering will also be joining in the fun and say a few words at the end of the event.

This is a free charity event and donations will be gratefully received at the time of booking. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Queens Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd’s own charity of the year; Motor Neurone Disease Association (South Essex branch). Local businesses have rallied to support the event by donating some fabulous prizes again this year for the raffle which in previous years have included champagne, restaurant vouchers and even a limited edition art print.

Finally, after all the excitement you are welcome to stay for a drink, mince pies and cupcakes courtesy of Pinney Talfourd.

Book a place

Booking is now open and filling up fast so call the Queens Theatre Box Office on 01708 443333 to reserve your space early.

P.S. Christmas jumpers and Santa hats are welcome!

 

 

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Extra Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in November

Due to popular demand we are holding an additional free Will & Lasting Powers of Attorney events on 18 November. 
Pinney Talfourd held two information sessions in early November about the different types of Will and LPA. Both events were fully booked and due to the number of people on our waiting list we will be holding an additional date on Friday 18 November. A limited number of places are available so book now.
 
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 with this figure 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. This enables your Attorney to ensure that your affairs are looked after and minimises an already stressful period for your family.

This newly added presentation wil be held on Friday 18th November.

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 Charlotte Butler on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in November

Visit one of our free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney events on 11 and 12 November 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 with this figure 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. This enables your Attorney to ensure that your affairs are looked after and minimises an already stressful period for your family.

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. Places are limited and these events are always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Choice of two dates:      Friday 11th November or Saturday 12th November

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 Charlotte Butler on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sebastian Burrows cycles London - Paris for MNDA

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Sebastian Burrows will be taking part in the famous London to Paris bike ride, in aid of our charity of the year MNDA (South Essex Branch)

Sebastian is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the firm's Family Law Department. Although Sebastian is a keen cyclist already, this event will see him training like never before for the 4 day, 300 mile ride, that leaves Crystal Palace on 19 April 2017 and arrives at the Arc de Triomphe on 22 April.

Sebastian will be focusing on day one in particular which will take the Peloton from Crystal Palace to Calais, a distance of 100 miles. In competitive style he will be trying to ensure he arrives at Dover first to board the ferry. The ultimate aim of the event is to raise at least £1,500 for MNDA. Sebastian and the firm hope very much that the target can be smashed in support of this worthy cause.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has kicked off his fundraising and if you would like to contribute too please visit Sebastian’s Just Giving page. All donations no matter how small WILL make a difference. 

Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sebastian-Burrows-L2P

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months. In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leaves the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts
  • Communication aids
  • Respite care
  • Travel to hospital appointments

They also arrange social events for those with MND and their carers to meet up and provide support to eachother.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

Contact sebastian

If you would like to find out more about this event or speak to Sebastian about his challenge please contact 01708 463211.
 
 
 
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Capital allowances Seminar - Monday 3 October

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You are invited to a seminar on Capital Allowances and Tax Planning for Landlords on Monday 3 October, in collaboration with The Bailey Group.
Pinney Talfourd are pleased to announce that Andrew Shepherd of The Bailey Group will be presenting a seminar at our Brentwood office in October. We would be delighted if you could join us.

Capital Allowances and Tax Planning for Landlords

An overview of how to make a successful claim for commercial property owners. How to mitigate the effect of proposed changes to buy-to-let Landlords tax relief. Andrew has worked with some of our clients already and has assisted them by finding huge tax savings.
 
Capital Allowances are a niche tax specialism and many general accountancy firms will not have the in-depth knowledge, expertise, or experience and frequently overlook a wide range of commercial property fixture and fitting detail that can be pooled to make an often sizeable legitimate claim for tax relief.
 
In addition to this niche service The Bailey Group are looking at new ways in which Landlords of residential property may hold their investment property to combat the proposed changes to mortgage interest relief.  Likewise, there are new but proven ways in which Landlords can arrange their affairs that reliably reduce income tax,  mitigate CGT and stamp duty, whilst at the same time significantly reducing inheritance tax, all insofar as the law and HMRC practice allow.
 

Monday 3rd October

Seminar and Q&As 5 - 6pm
Followed by drinks and networking 6 - 6.30pm

Pinney Talfourd, New North House, 78 Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9BB

 

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Catherine completes 100 mile cycle for charity

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Partner Catherine Loadman completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July - a 100 mile bike ride in aid of MNDA (South Essex Branch). 
Catherine Loadman took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July 2016 and raised over £620 for Pinney Talfourd's Charity of the Year MNDA (South Essex Branch).
 
It was an early (and chilly) start from the Olympic Stadium at Stratford but the sun soon came out as Catherine rode through London and then on to the Surrey hills.

There were a few hold ups due to accidents which meant that Catherine's anticipated finish time of 3.30pm became 5.30pm... At one point Catherine was held up for an hour and a half after which her legs were not too pleased about having to get back on her bike and start pedaling!

She recalls that the famous Box Hill was probably the biggest challenge with it's hairpin bends winding up and up but she made it without having to dismount, albeit very slowly!

Catherine said "This was a huge challenge and I am very proud of this achievement." She added that the best thing about the day was the atmosphere and the crowds cheering the riders on all along the course which really helped, particularly when she was getting close to the finish and had to go up the final hill in Wimbledon before the ride back through central London to the finish line on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

Funds raised so far

Catherine has beaten her target and so far raised over £622 (including Gift Aid) with more donations still coming in and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored her to help raise vital funds for MNDA (South Essex Branch) to help them continue with the amazing work that they do to support sufferers of this terrible disease.

Still time to donate

Catherine is a Partner at the Firm and a member of our Family Law Department. You still have time to donate at Virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineLoadmanContact Catherine on 01277 249383 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to find out more. 
 

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. No one knows how or why people get it. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months.

In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak – this is often the first thing to go. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leave the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died. It affects all ages. For some reason it only seems to affect people who are active, couch potatoes don’t get this disease.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts

In addition to this, they purchase iPads and boogie boards as these are essential communication aids when the voice goes. They might buy new bedding for someone who has a single hospital bed delivered. They pay for respite care and might fund private travel for hospital appointments in London.

They also do fun things – last year they had a summer lunch at Wat Tyler Country park for people with MND and the health care professionals – the consultants and nurses took a day off work to come and meet with their patients in an informal setting. At Christmas they went to the panto and had a Christmas lunch.

They have social meetings for those with MND and their carers to meet up have a coffee and cake and have a chat.

In short they do whatever is needed to ease and assist those with MND and their carers.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

 

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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Disease Support Group

A new Essex Patient Support Group for sufferers of Mesothelioma and asbestos disease will be launched at Pinney Talfourd's Brentwood office on Wednesday 13 July.
Knowledge of the medical effects of asbestos has accumulated slowly since the turn of the century and it is now universally agreed that the exposure of men and women to asbestos fibres can, in certain circumstances, lead to three diseases such as Asbestosis, lung cancer and Mesothelioma of the pleura or peritoneum. It is also known to cause another group of cancers including cancer of the larynx, gastro-intestinal tract, and kidney, amongst others.

Mesothelioma UK is a national resource centre dedicated to providing free specialist information, support & improved care and treatment. Ambassador for the charity, Brian Chamen-Wallis, runs a network of support groups in the South East, collectively called Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group. This group is expanding to Essex and they will be launching an Essex Patient Support Group on Wednesday 13 July. 

Stephen Green is a Partner at Pinney Talfourd specialising in personal injury. Stephen is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and a member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also an APIL Accredited Senior Litigator. He has worked with Mesothelioma UK to provide legal advice to many sufferers and their families.

Anglia Asbestos Disease Patient Support Group in Essex

Pinney Talfourd are delighted to be able to host the newly formed Patient Support Group for the Essex area. Essex has been identified as having one of the highest rates of the asbestos related disease in the country and this group aims to provide advice and emotional support as well as practical information to sufferers, family members and also those working with sufferers.

This group is free to join and support groups are free to attend.

The event will include a light lunch provided by Pinney Talfourd. Please advise at the time of booking on any dietary requirements.

Date:       Wednesday 13 July

Time:       11am – 3pm

Venue:     Pinney Talfourd, New North House, 78 Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9BB

For more information and to book your free place please contact Charlotte Butler on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Catherine Loadman cycles for charity

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Catherine Loadman takes part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 31 July - a 100 mile bike ride in aid of MNDA (South Essex Branch). 
Catherine is a Partner at the Firm and a member of our Family Law Department. She is raising money for MNDA (South Essex Branch) which is Pinney Talfourd's Charity of the Year.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Catherine has been in training and hopes to raise £500 by completing the course - although she keeps warning us all that she is not a natural cyclist at all and has never done anything like this before!

If you would like to sponsor Catherine in this mammoth task – you can read her story and donate at Virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineLoadman

What is MND?

Motor Neurone Disease is a truly evil illness. It is terminal and there is currently no treatment or cure. No one knows how or why people get it. Average length from diagnosis to death is 18 months.

In that 18 months the person with MND will lose their ability to speak – this is often the first thing to go. Then the muscles die – all of them. This leave the sufferer unable to walk, talk, move, blink, go to the toilet or swallow. They have to be fed through a peg fitted into their stomach.

What it doesn’t affect is the brain – that still functions normally so you end up with a person trapped inside a body that in effect has already died. It affects all ages. For some reason it only seems to affect people who are active, couch potatoes don’t get this disease.

MNDA South Essex Branch

The South Essex branch comprises of five people, all volunteers. They work extremely hard to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

They spend money on lots of different things such as;
  • Converting a bathroom to a wet room
  • Conversions and adaptations to house so people can remain at home
  • Small disability devices and ramps for wheelchairs
  • Stair lifts

In addition to this, they purchase iPads and boogie boards as these are essential communication aids when the voice goes. They might buy new bedding for someone who has a single hospital bed delivered. They pay for respite care and might fund private travel for hospital appointments in London.

They also do fun things – last year they had a summer lunch at Wat Tyler Country park for people with MND and the health care professionals – the consultants and nurses took a day off work to come and meet with their patients in an informal setting. At Christmas they went to the panto and had a Christmas lunch.

They have social meetings for those with MND and their carers to meet up have a coffee and cake and have a chat.

In short they do whatever is needed to ease and assist those with MND and their carers.

The local website is www.mndsouthessex.org/

Contact Catherine

If you would like to find out more about this event or speak to Catherine about her challenge please contact her on 01277 249383.

 

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Keeley Miller runs her first ever Charity Race

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On Sunday 17th July, Keeley Miller will be taking part in her first ever race for charity - Great Newham 10K Run
On Sunday 17 July, I will be taking part in my first ever race for charity. I have never been particularly athletic, always too busy with work and family to make time for exercise but I have discovered during my training for this race that running actually improves my work and home life.

I have been running in local streets and parks and by being outdoors I have found that these training sessions help to clear my head after my day at the office allowing me to focus on my family when I am at home in the evening.

Research shows that running generates new brain cells and a good run enhances sensory perception and increased attention span. Running in a natural environment increased these rewards with improved ability to concentrate, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.

Although my body is taking longer than my brain to adapt to this new regime, I would highly recommend running as a brilliant form of stress relief; no costly gym membership required or any fancy equipment and no booking necessary! I believe that I will continue to run for my own wellbeing after I have completed this challenge, which is still quite daunting, I have run a 10k in training now and it wasn’t easy but I did feel a sense of achievement at the end.


If you would like to sponsor me in this event I am raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society – you can read my story at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Keeley-Miller


If you would like to find out more about this event or Pinney Talfourd’s services please contact 01708 229444.

 

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Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in June

Visit one of our free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney events on 10 and 11 June  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 with this figure 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. This enables your Attorney to ensure that your affairs are looked after and minimises an already stressful period for your family.

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. Places are limited and these events are always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 Choice of two dates:      Friday 10th June or Saturday 11th June

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 Charlotte Butler on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Franchisee Support and Networking Group

We would like to invite you to our latest Franchisee Support and Networking Group meeting in March. This is a free event. Booking essential.
 

Thursday 10 March
6pm – 8pm
Pinney Talfourd Solicitors
54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2TU

After the successful launch of this new group late last year, Pinney Talfourd now invites you to our second Franchisee Support and Networking Group meeting.

The meeting will be hosted by Amy Leite. Amy is an Associate Solicitor at Pinney Talfourd and has specialised in franchise matters exclusively for franchisees for several years.

Amy will be joined by Paul Strelitz, a franchise barrister from Hardwicke.

Free advice

This meeting will be an opportunity for franchisees to network with other local franchisees and professionals, obtain some free legal advice, and is also a chance to share experiences and discuss any issues currently being faced by franchisees and ideas or ways to resolve them.

This meeting will be in the form of an open floor Q&A session to ensure that all guests have the opportunity to gather relevant and specific information. You will also have a chance to request specific topics or issues be dealt with at future meetings.
 

Book a place

Please rsvp in order to secure your place at this free event on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Staff at Pinney Talfourd supported Samaritans Purse in their efforts to bring joy and gifts to children around the world who might not receive a toy on Christmas day.

One of the delights of Christmas time is seeing a child’s face light up when they receive a gift that they have been really wishing for. Pinney Talfourd share this ethos and every year they invite the children and grandchildren of all staff members to a Christmas party. The boardroom becomes a festive party room and they even build a grotto so that each child can meet Santa and receive a special gift.    

In many parts of the world Christmas is just another day for some children less fortunate than ours so this year many members of staff at Pinney Talfourd decided to support the work of Samaritans Purse in their efforts to bring joy and gifts to children aged 2 – 14 around the world who might otherwise not receive a present on Christmas day.  Pinney Talfourd staff members filled 50 boxes with a variety of toys, games, stuffed animals, crayons, colouring books and practical items and the firms’ charity committee donated the shipping fees for all 50 boxes. 

Keeley Miller has taken part in this charitable campaign for many years, Keeley Miller said “I’ll expect that everyone who took part will be thinking of those 50 children on Christmas day, receiving their gift boxes with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts”

Everyone here at Pinney Talfourd would like to wish all children everywhere (and grown ups who are just big kids really) a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This article was written by Keeley Miller in our Commercial Property Department at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors. 
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Christmas Singalong raises £2000 for charity

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Pinney Talfourd's Christmas sing-along at  the Queens Theatre Hornchurch gets whole community into festive mood.
Pinney Talfourd once again teamed up with Queens Theatre Hornchurch in December to host ‘Christmas at the Queens’ – a lively free sing along event for the whole community.

Our fantastic local choir Dawn Chorus joined us to lead the crowd for a series of upbeat Christmas songs including “Let it Snow” and “Jingle Bells” before the Mayor of Havering Brian Eagling joined the stage to say a few words and announce the raffle alongside Managing Partner of Pinney Talfourd, Philip Cockram.

This was a free event but the charity raffle on the day and generous donations raised just over £2,000 in aid of the Queens Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd’s own charity of the year ‘Bertie’s Battle’. Local businesses rallied to support the event by donating some fabulous prizes from champagne to a signed Tracey Emin print! The full list of gifts is below with acknowledgements. 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, the community and also a number of our clients checked in for this festive celebration. Many clients with transport difficulties were taken as guests, ensuring that Christmas is not a lonely time after all.

Teas, coffees and cakes 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 to the Queens Theatre Club volunteers who helped to serve refreshments.

If you would like to find out more about the Queens Theatre Club or enquire about any performances please contact the Box Office on 01708 443333.

If you would like to find out more about this event or Pinney Talfourd’s services please contact 01708 229444.

Finally, everybody at Pinney Talfourd would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Our generous raffle donors

1. £50 Marks & Spencer Gift Voucher
Donated by Lloyds Bank, 0345 3000000

2. John Lewis Hamper
Donated by Waitrose in Upminster, 01708 224444

3. Meal for 2 at Mandarin Palace, Ilford
Donated by Mandarin Palace, Ilford 020 8550 7661

4. Luxury Christmas hamper
Donated by Pinney Talfourd Solicitors, 01708 229444

5. Red Carpet Peel Treatment
Donated by Aesthetics of Essex in Upminster, 01708 225555

6. The Halo Gift Voucher
Donated by The Halo in Upminster, 01708 223998

7. Scented Candle Set
Donated by Poetic Design, Upminster, 01708 222213

8. Floral basket
Donated by Floral Affairs, Upminster, 01708 640267

9. Shellac/ full set of nail extensions from HMQ Nails
Donated by HMQ Nails in Cranham, 01708 259 685

10. A manicure and pedicure treatment from HMQ Nails
Donated by HMQ Nails in Cranham, 01708 259 685

11. Bottle of Champagne
Donated by ETC Construction, 020 7987 1223

12. Specially selected bottle of Wine
Donated by Shenfield Wines, Shenfield, 01708 204899

13. Two tickets to a Queen’s Theatre production (excl panto)
Donated by Queens Theatre Hornchurch, 01708 443333

14. Wine and Chocolates
Donated by Queen’s Theatre Club

15. £200 legal services voucher and a bottle of wine
Donated by Pinney Talfourd Solicitors, 01708 229444
This can be redeemed against any legal service including wills, family advice and commercial services.

16. “Reach Out for Fruit”, a signed Tracey Emin print
Donated by Brandler Galleries
, Coptfold Road, Brentwood 01277 222269
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