Recent Articles

Senior Courts Cost Office adopt electronic filing

January 10, 2020 | Practice News

In a move that perhaps signifies the beginning of a paperless decade, the Senior Courts Cost Office (SCCO) have introduced e-filing for the lodging of documents used in the assessment of Court of Protection bills of costs. The opt in pilot that began on 07 October 2019, designed to highlight any flaws, has now finished.(Read more)

Free Initial Consultation for Family Clients

January 06, 2020 | Family Services

At HMG Law we offer an initial consultation for new clients to advise on family issues, including separation, divorce, cohabitation, disputes over arrangements for children and domestic violence. This initial consultation with one of our experienced Family Solicitors in Oxford or Bicester is usually charged at a fixed fee of £100 plus VAT. For the(Read more)

Wellbeing in the Workplace

December 24, 2019 | Practice News

Oxfordshire Mind: Wellbeing in the Workplace Staff at HMG Law undertook firmwide mental health training on 4 th December 2019, kindly provided by Oxfordshire Mind. Everyone was told about common mental health problems that can be encountered in the workplace, as well as recognising those same signs in ourselves and those around us every day.(Read more)

Civil partnerships (Opposite Couples) Regulations 2019

December 24, 2019 |

Civil partnerships (Opposite Couples) Regulations 2019 In June 2018, The Supreme Court rules that restrictions on same-sex civil partnerships was a breach of human rights. What is a Civil Partnership? This is a legally recognised relationship between two people which until recent regulations, only applied to same-sex couples over the age of 16 under the(Read more)

Separation Agreement v Consent Order

December 24, 2019 |

Separation Agreement v Consent Order What is Separation Agreement? A Separation Agreement is usually a financial agreement reached between the parties in contemplation of a divorce. This can include a variety of things such as child arrangements, how the properties and finances should be dealt with. This document can be drafted by professionals or simply(Read more)

Dementia Friends Information Session for staff at BMW Mini plant in Cowley, Oxford

November 19, 2019 | Out and About

HMG Law provides a Dementia Friends Information Session for staff at BMW Mini plant in Cowley, Oxford On Tuesday 5 November Ben Saunders, a Private Client solicitor based in our Bicester office, was invited to deliver a Dementia Friends information Session as part of a regular meeting of the trade union representatives and plant management(Read more)

A newly qualified solicitor continues his career with HMG

November 19, 2019 | Wills and Probate

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel McGurk has qualified as a Solicitor and was added to the Roll as of the 15 th of October. Huge congratulations to Daniel for his achievements.  All that hard work and study has paid off! This is very exciting news for the Practice also.  Daniel joined the Firm(Read more)

HMRC Scam Warning

November 04, 2019 | Wills and Probate

HMRC Scam Warning Tax scams are distressing and often have devastating effects on victims. HMRC issue warnings to tax payers, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales recently published a real-life example to demonstrate just how aggressive scammers can be. A client had received a call from a scammer claiming to be(Read more)

HMG Wins Award for 'Solicitor Firm of the Year (Midlands)'

November 04, 2019 | Wills and Probate

Amazing news from HMG Law’s Private Client department – they have won the “Solicitor Firm of the Year (Midlands) award at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2019! It was a privilege to simply be nominated for the award, so to go on to win it is truly an honour. The decision was arrived at(Read more)

Oxford Legal Walk

October 03, 2019 | Out and About

A team from HMG Law set out last Monday to brave the miserable, rainy conditions on a 10km circular walk around Oxford – all in the name of charity! Our trek took us along swelling canals and muddy fields, then back through the centre of Oxford. Despite the weather some of our team members seemed(Read more)