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Work Experience at HMG - A Day in the Life of Alex Maynard

October 01, 2019 | Employment

What made you decide to choose HMG as the place to do your work experience? Since my LPC is to start in September, I wanted to spend time working with a law firm over summer to get more of an idea of what I’d be dealing with. When HMG said they had a role in(Read more)

The Bicester 5 Take Victory!

September 16, 2019 | Out and About

Young professionals from various local Bicester businesses gathered to compete in this fun quiz night. The night was held in aid of MIND , a charity that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems.  MIND is a wonderful charity which aims to service available for those suffering mental health problems by raising(Read more)

Domestic Violence Killings at an All Time High

September 16, 2019 | Family Services

Domestic Violence Killings At An All Time High September 16, 2019 Family Law In an article published by BBC News , it was reported that the number of deaths as a result of domestic violence in 2018 has increased by 32 in comparison with the same in 2017. The majority of the 173 people killed(Read more)

HMG Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

August 15, 2019 | Practice News

HMG has been shortlisted for the Solicitor of the Year Midlands at The British Wills & Probate Awards 2019.  The organisers report an overwhelming number of entries and that the judging panel was impressed by the quality of the submissions. HMG has beaten off some stiff competition! The British Wills & Probate Awards event is being(Read more)

Travelling abroad with a child who has a different surname to you?

July 25, 2019 | Family Services

Here’s what you need to know if you are travelling abroad with a child that has a different surname to you. If you are travelling abroad with a child and your are not the child’s parent or have a different surname to that child then you may need to bring extra documents with you to(Read more)

The strict standards of a Lasting Power of Attorney

July 18, 2019 | Wills and Probate

In February 2019, the case of Office of the Public Guardian v PGO & Ors, Re: BGO [2019] EWCOP 13 reached a conclusion. This case demonstrates how high the standards of precision are for a correctly drafted Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). In April 2016 an elderly lady (who is referred to as P) made(Read more)

Charity Polo Match

July 15, 2019 | Practice News

On Saturday 13 July 2019 Anna and Kate spent the day at Cirencester Park Polo club for the annual St James’s Place Queen Mother Trophy. Organised by St James’s Place, the event aimed to raise money for the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation (the Foundation). Since it was set up in 1992 the Foundation has(Read more)

Hilary Govier, Receptionist

July 12, 2019 | Practice News

This week was a sad week for HMG LAW LLP as we said a very fond farewell to Hilary Govier, who has been a welcoming face to our clients and staff over the last two decades.   Her loyalty and dedication to the Firm was second to none. Goodbye and good luck Hilary, we will all(Read more)

Mental Capacity

July 08, 2019 | Wills and Probate

Making decisions for a loved one or friend who has lost capacity is a very difficult thing to do. You know that you want to make the best decision for them, but you also want to make a decision that they would have agreed with if they were able to care for themselves. In the(Read more)

Dementia Action Week 2019

May 17, 2019 | Wills and Probate

World Health Organisation publishes guidelines on how to try and avoid developing Dementia This week, on the eve of the Alzheimer’s Society’s national Dementia Action Week 2019 (which takes place Monday 21 May to Friday 24 May), the World Health Organisation  (WHO) has issued some guidelines (summarised neatly in this BBC News article ) as to(Read more)