Ice Rink at Shenfield Fayre raises thousands for SNAP

Pinney Talfourd sponsored the ice rink at Shenfield Fayre to help raise thousands for SNAP.

Pinney Talfourd co-sponsored the popular new ice rink at Shenfield Christmas Fayre on 29 November.

With our Brentwood office being only a stone’s throw from Shenfield High Street, we were delighted to be invited to join the event and help to make the ice rink a reality. The event took place on Sunday 29 November and raised money for the Mayor’s charity of the year SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

Pinney Talfourd joined forces with another local firm Shawbrook Bank to get the ice rink up and running in front of Shenfield Common alongside an abundance of festive stalls including Shenfield Wine Company’s wine tasting stall, Shenfield High School’s craft stall, jewellery, home furnishings, face painting and various food stalls.

Staff on the stand donned their pinneys to offer a choice of flavoured ‘Pinney Pretzels’ to passers-by and skaters. Donations were given in exchange for these tasty treats to help towards the fundraising pot which totalled over £5,500 by the end of the event.

Catherine Polli, Head of Client Services said “At Pinney Talfourd we love to get involved in local community events.  We chose to sponsor the rink to ensure last year’s vision of making it bigger and better became a reality. It was such a unique opportunity and it gave us a chance to meet the local community face to face in a fun environment."

With such a fantastic turnout, Pinney Talfourd are already looking forward to next year. 

Visitors having fun on the ice rink and the Pinney team ready to serve their Pinney Pretzels.

If you would like to find out more about our community events programme please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Christmas Singalong at the Queens Theatre

Pinney Talfourd presents a Christmas sing-along at  the Queens Theatre Hornchurch - and you're invited.

Friday 11 December
11am – 1pm
Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Pinney Talfourd has once again teamed up with Queens Theatre Hornchurch to host ‘Christmas at the Queens’ on Friday 11 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.

Whilst free there will be a raffle in aid of the Queens Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd’s own charity of the year ‘Bertie’s Battle’. 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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New Franchisee Support and Networking Group

We would like to invite you to our first Franchisee Support and Networking Group meeting in November.

Wednesday 25 November
6pm – 8pm
Pinney Talfourd Solicitors
54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2TU

We are pleased to invite you to our first 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.

This meeting will be an opportunity for franchisees to network with other local franchisees, as well as a chance to share experiences and discuss any issues currently being faced by franchisees and ideas or ways to resolve them.

We will hold Group meetings on a quarterly basis going forward. At each meeting, Amy and Paul will give a brief presentation on franchisee related topics. Members will also have a chance to request specific topics or issues be dealt with at future meetings.

At the first meeting, Amy and Paul will be talking to the Group about territorial rights and encroachment.

Book a place

Please rsvp in order to secure your place at this free event. Contact Amy on 01708 229 444.

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'The Greatness of Grandparents' event

'The Greatness of Grandparents' event
We are pleased to invite all grandparents of separated families to our latest information event. Learn your rights, court orders and financial provisions.

Call 01708 229 444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more and book your place at this free event.

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Pinney Talfourd enters the FRP Team Triathlon

We are delighted to be competing in the FRP Team Triathlon in July, in aid of Little Havens Hospice.

The event will take place on Thursday 9 July at the beautiful Gosfield Lake Resort near Halstead in Essex. 

Pinney Talfourd Solicitors are delighted to announce that our team will be participating and includes the following eager athletes:

Kristian Croad
Kristian is an Associate Solicitor in our Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate Department. He will be donning his wetsuit and jumping into the lake for the 400m swim initial leg of the race. He has been in training and is ready to give us a great start to the race.

Stephen Eccles
Stephen is a Partner at the Firm and Head of Dispute Resolution. He is a keen sportsman and recently ran the Brentwood Half Marathon on behalf of the firm. He will be taking up the challenge of the 20k bike ride.

Emma Thorpe
Emma is an Associate Solicitor in our Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate Department.will be running the 5k final leg of the race. She will of course be crossing the line in great time, buoyed up by Kristian and Stephen's great times!

After the excitement of the race there will be food and drinks to help everyone recover. We will also hear a bit more about the good work of Little Havens Hospice.

All funds raised at this event are in aid of Little Havens Hospice. They provide respite breaks, symptom control and end of life care to youngsters not expected to reach adulthood because of a life limiting or life threatening condition. If you would like to sponsor our team please visit our Virgin Giving page.

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Carer Advice Event in June

What advice is available for Carers in Brentwood? You are invited to a free event organised by Home Instead on 12 June.

Carer Advice Event
Friday 12 June
12 - 4pm

Brentwood Cathedral Hall
Ingrave Road
CM15 8AT

You are invited to attend a free event offering solutions to many of the challenges faced by family carers.

Support organisations, charities and local businesses will be offering support, guidance and legal advice at this event.

Pinney Talfourd are delighted to be invited along to this event and will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the day.

Just pop along for some free advice over a cup of tea.

For more information please visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/brentwood or call 01277 822 858.

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Law firm triumphs at HCCI Golf Day

Pinney Talfourd Solicitors sponsored HCCI's Golf Day in May and also won a cluster of trophies.

The Executive Committee of Havering Chamber of Commerce arranged a golf day for it's members on 14 May at Upminster Golf Club and Pinney Talfourd were proud to sponsor the event. Stephen Eccles and Damian Pitts, both of our Commercial Litigation Department were joined by two clients to play a round of golf followed by a dinner reception in the clubhouse.

Typically, after a glorious Wednesday (13th) the weather was not so kind the next morning and the rain did not stop all day. So after nine very wet holes the teams retired back to the clubhouse for dinner and the winners presentation.

Pinney Talfourd's team were delighted to win two trophies:

  • nearest tee
  • longest drive

Stephen Eccles is also the proud owner of a set of exploding golf balls for the highest score!

A great day and delicious meal was had by all and the event helped to reinforce connections with the local business community, something which Pinney Talfourd work hard to maintain. 

If you are a local business and would like to discuss how we can help you please contact your closest office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01708 22944 for more information.

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Dementia Awareness Week 2015

Dementia Awareness Week takes place 18 May-24 May this year. We are supporting this event with a series of talks and invite you to come along.

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 Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and raise funds to 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 disease is the most common cause of dementia.

Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. The Wills, Trust, Tax and Probate team at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors have seen many incidents where people with dementia have not organised their affairs before losing capacity. This has been extremely stressful for them, and indeed for all the family. 

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 time.

We have therefore agreed to provide advice at special events organised by Alzheimer's Society during this week. We will also be joining forces with Saint Francis Hospice at their 'Don't Miss the Bus' events around Havering including Queen's Hospital.

Free Information Event

In addition to these joint events we would like to invite you to a free seminar to find out more about making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney. These free seminars will help you to understand the importance of getting your affairs in order and also explain the different types of documents available. Our team will be on hand after the presentation to answer any questions you may have.

Seminars will take place on Tuesday 19 May and Friday 22 May 2015 at 11am in the firm's Upminster office.

For more information and to book your free place please call:
Kayleigh O’Donnell on 01277 249392 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, visit our Wills, Trusts & Tax page to find out more.

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