November 30, 2021

Good Divorce Week 2021

Is there any such thing as a ‘good divorce’? Well, National Good Divorce Week aims to help couples who feel that they can no longer live together achieve just that. Running from the 29th November to the 3rd December 2021, Good Divorce Week is a chance to kick-start a conversation right across the UK to discuss how […]

November 25, 2021

White Ribbon Day

At last, society is finally having a serious conversation about violence against women. Sadly, it has taken the lives of countless women to get to this point, but at least we’re now starting to accept that attacks on women is a real issue in our society. While women have been at the forefront of raising […]

November 22, 2021

The benefits of an unregistered LPA

Most people who decide to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney document are usually a little older. They’re planning for their future, and ensuring that if they become unable to make their own decisions about their finances or care treatment, the person they trust the most is looking after their interests. LPA documents need to […]

November 17, 2021

Life after the stamp duty holiday

At the beginning of the pandemic, the last thing that anyone was thinking about was stamp duty. Lives were being turned upside down, and anyone who had a house move planned during this turbulent time suddenly found things grinding to a halt. The stamp duty ‘holiday’ was the government’s reaction to this crisis, and an […]

November 15, 2021

What will the property market look like in 2022?

To say that 2020/21 has been a ‘volatile’ year for the housing industry is perhaps understating it a bit. One of the most tumultuous years in living memory has touched every part of our society, including the housing market and the construction industries. One of the biggest factors in the unprecedented demand on the UK’s […]

November 11, 2021

Why you need an LPA in your 20s

Once you hit 18, your life is your own. But with that comes a raft of adult responsibilities that you probably don’t even want to think about right now. However, one of the important pieces of paperwork you may need to consider even at this early stage in your life is an LPA. The Office […]

November 10, 2021

Christmas contact arrangements for the children, how to resolve this early.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of family get-togethers, plenty of celebrations, and with the focus firmly on the children. However, if you’re going through a divorce or separation, then it can be a difficult time filled with worry, especially if, for the kids, it’s the first Christmas that ‘mummy and daddy’ are not […]

Force Majeure & Coronavirus
November 8, 2021

Why planning for the future is essential

We all like to think that we’ve pretty much got our life planned out for the next five years or so. In fact, it’s one of the most common interview questions used, so we’ve all thought about where we want to be and what we want to be doing just 1,825 days from now. The […]

October 28, 2021

Are DIY divorces on the rise?

Divorce is never an easy subject to talk about, but the sad fact is that many marriages and Civil Partnerships in the UK end with the couple going their separate ways. In 2013, the Government cut Legal Aid for divorces, (unless domestic abuse was a key reason for the break‐up); today the average cost of […]

October 26, 2021

Employline – Your online HR department

Running a business is a constant juggling act, balancing growth and development, administration, sales, and of course, staff. Unless you’ve done a business degree, none of this really comes naturally, and being the boss can be an incredibly demanding and stressful role, especially when it comes to staff issues. Do you know how to draw […]

Force Majeure & Coronavirus
October 20, 2021

Settlement agreements – what to do when you receive one

If you’ve never heard of a ‘settlement agreement’ before, that’s no surprise. For years, they’ve been known as ‘compromise agreements’ that once signed, prevent an employee from bringing any kind of claim against their employer, including an unfair dismissal claim. These agreements are usually put into action when things are not going well between an […]

October 18, 2021

Can I challenge a will?

A will lays out the last wishes of an individual, including how an estate is to be divided up between the recipients. From property to assets, family heirlooms to token payments to friends or loved ones, wills can be contentious, causing family disputes that go on for years. If an individual challenges a will, the […]

October 14, 2021

Divorce in the forces

Sadly, many marriages and civil partnerships these days still end in divorce, and for those serving in the armed forces, the pressures of one or even both partners being deployed for long periods can put even greater strain on the relationship. Contrary to popular belief, there are no differences between a military couple getting divorced […]

Force Majeure & Coronavirus
October 11, 2021

ABI – When to claim

Any kind of brain injury has a devastating effect on the individual. According to the ABI organisation Headway, someone is taken into hospital with a brain injury every 90 seconds in the UK. An Acquired Brain Injury (or ABI) is debilitating, often life-changing, and can strike at any time. ABI refers to any kind of […]

October 1, 2021

Domestic violence awareness month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. The lockdowns imposed by COVID 19 have caused a huge increase in domestic abuse incidents of all forms, so awareness and support are more crucial than ever. Domestic violence – the shocking statistics […]

September 30, 2021

Land and professional deputies – how to make life a bit easier

A deputy is an individual appointed by the court to look after the affairs of a person who is unable to take care of themselves when it comes to financial matters or even personal care. A deputy doesn’t have to be a legal expert or even a qualified solicitor, and ‘lay deputies’ can also be […]

Terry Jones Solicitors has a new home in Telford
September 24, 2021

Terry Jones Solicitors has a new home in Telford

After spending decades in Newport, respected legal firm Terry Jones Solicitors has made the move to nearby Telford. Terry Jones Solicitors was founded by entrepreneur and solicitor Terry Jones in 1975, and was acquired by the Metamorph Group in February 2018. However, the firm still has strong roots in the local community, and is continuing […]

September 16, 2021

Walk, run or swim 5.5km for 50 days – Charity event

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, highlighting the continuing problem in the UK of domestic violence against both men and women. It’s estimated that 5.5% of adults aged between 16 to 74 experienced some form of domestic abuse in the past year. That’s over 2.3 million people who are living in fear of either mental […]

September 14, 2021

Are the Government’s care home fee proposals too good to be true?

‘Big news’ currently is the Government’s plan to ‘revolutionise’ the burden of care home fees by introducing the Social Care Levy to finance additional resource for the NHS and to alleviate the impact of adult social care on the families and individuals involved. It should be noted that the cap of £86,000 does not apply […]

September 10, 2021

Divorcing after the summer holidays

In the UK, approximately 40% of marriages end in divorce. For years, most people thought that the Christmas period was the time that most of these splits happened, but in fact, it’s after the summer holidays that’s the peak period for separations. At a time which should be happy, full of fun, and 100% family […]

September 9, 2021

Home insurance legal protection – what is it, and do you really need it?

Any homeowner, tenant or landlord knows already that home insurance is an absolute essential. Protecting not just the building and the surrounding land, but your contents as well makes sense – just think how much it would cost you to replace everything if a flood, fire, burglary or other disaster ruined your day. But part […]

September 6, 2021

Contentious probate – what are the rules?

When a person dies, the time it takes to sort out their estate can vary dramatically. If the deceased left clear instructions in the form of a detailed Will and the content is not contested then probate can be completed very quickly. However, if someone dies intestate (without having a Will) or the Will is […]

September 3, 2021


Divorce doesn’t have to be a messy, complicated, ugly blame game. Sometimes, two people just decide that separate paths are the best for everyone, and go their separate ways. However, for decades, the legal system has been criticised when it comes to divorce law for instigating conflict between couples, as they are forced to place […]

June 28, 2021

Will your Family Trust do what you expect it to do?

Since the Government made the promise to reform the funding of elderly care in July 2019, families have paid out in excess of £14 billion or £21 million every single day. This is not surprising when you consider that the average cost of a care home is £6,000 per month. When someone is taken into […]

June 23, 2021

Do parents have different rights in the workplace?

Having a new arrival in the family can completely change your whole perspective on life. Suddenly, this little bundle of joy is not only the centre of your world, but it pushes other aspects of your life to one side as well, including work. With so many people reconsidering their work/life balance not just because […]

June 21, 2021

Managing long covid in the workplace

The long-term effects of covid-19 will be felt for years to come. The pandemic has changed so much about our everyday lives, from how we work to how we interact with one another. For those who have suffered from covid-19 infections, many are still feeling the effects daily due to what is known as ‘long […]

Force Majeure & Coronavirus
June 15, 2021

What is a clean break order?

A ‘clean break’ is a phrase often used by individuals after a divorce. A clean break with the past, a clean break financially, a clean break from what may have been a toxic relationship. But the phrase also has legal precedence, and a ‘clean break’ order can make a big difference later on, especially if […]

May 5, 2021

Can future employers look at your social media profiles?

Everyone wants to make a great first impression in front of a potential boss. From polishing your CV to rehearsing all the ‘where do you want to be in five years’ and ‘what are your strengths/weaknesses’ interview questions – a lot of preparation goes into finding a new role. There’s one area, though, that potential […]

April 29, 2021

Cohabitation agreements: the common law marriage myth

The term common law wife/husband has been around for decades. But is the ‘common law’ spouse a real thing? And do unmarried partners have any rights when it comes to cohabiting? The simple answer is – no. The common law status is a bit of a myth that while it sounds official, has no legal […]

April 16, 2021

Domestic violence – what is coercive control and how can we help?

At the height of the pandemic, from March to June 2020, the police recorded almost 260,000 incidents of domestic violence in the UK. From April 2020 to June 2020, in just three months, the police recorded 30 domestic homicides. These figures are undeniably shocking and the sad truth is, this is just the tip of […]

The stay on possession proceedings has been extended with an important change
March 16, 2021

The stay on possession proceedings has been extended with an important change

Important update: this ban was extended on March 11th until May 31st 2021. Ministers have announced they are going to extend the ban on possession proceedings until at least 31st May, 2021. Legislation is in place to ensure eviction notices are not served except in serious circumstances to include substantial levels of rent arrears. It […]

January 28, 2021

Telling children about separation and divorce

One in three children will see their parents separate or divorce before they reach their 16th birthday.  Telling your child is one of the hardest conversations that a parent will have.  Many parents will be unsure how to manage the situation and put their child’s best interests first.  It is important to remember that as long […]

January 21, 2021

Making decisions about divorce when children are involved

Divorce is never easy, but when children are involved the emotional cost is far dearer. Understandably, divorcing parents are often concerned about the impact a divorce will have on their children and there are also a range of decisions that must be made about children’s welfare during the process. Our family solicitors are members of Resolution, […]

January 15, 2021

I want a divorce – what do I need to do?

Divorce is not a situation many people plan to be in and, as such, it is common to feel unprepared when faced with it. While divorce is often a complex and emotional process, understanding the steps that need to be taken can help you feel more in control. This article will give a brief outline […]

January 11, 2021

When do you need a solicitor for divorce?

January is notoriously a tough month for many, with cold weather and long nights combining with the post-Christmas blues to create a fair amount of misery. Additionally, as most divorce solicitors will tell you, January is also one of the most common months for couples to separate and, with the added ‘lockdown effect’, January 2021 […]

November 30, 2020

Good Divorce Week 2020

Terry Jones Solicitors is supporting Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free 30 minute consultations to those considering divorce. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family […]

October 26, 2020

Premarital agreements: what’s changed in the last decade?

It’s been a decade since a German paper heiress had her premarital agreement (PMA) approved by the highest courts in England. The decision of the Supreme court in 2010 effectively changed the way that our family courts treat PMAs and, in turn, the way we advise our clients who are about to marry and seek  […]

October 22, 2020

Covid-19 and the value of the family home upon divorce

For many separating couples, the matrimonial home and its value is often the largest asset within the divorce proceedings.  As both spouses will typically need to purchase new homes for themselves following divorce, it is therefore necessary to discover how much the marital home is worth, and how much each party will eventually receive as […]

October 7, 2020

Coronavirus and childcare: facilitating contact in the ‘rule of six’ era

On Monday 14th September 2020, the UK government introduced the ‘rule of six’ in England to limit social contact in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This new rule makes it illegal for groups of more than six people to meet in any setting, either indoors or outdoors, including in family […]

October 1, 2020

Jackie Finds New Family at Terry Jones Solicitors

An established senior solicitor with seventeen years’ experience in all aspects of family law has joined our Shrewsbury office to strengthen the company’s services for those needing support when going through a relationship breakdown. After working as a family caseworker for four years, Jackie Meredith qualified as a Solicitor in November 2003. Having gained experience […]

September 18, 2020

Significant surge in divorces

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to take its toll, many people are continuing to see a notable impact on their personal lives. Recent studies have found that the pandemic is creating an enormous pressure on relationships, with an expected surge in divorces impending. In the first weekend of September, views on the Citizens Advice divorce page were up […]

September 15, 2020

Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own.  A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy.  […]

September 14, 2020

Redundancy rockets in the UK

As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June.  Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the […]

September 1, 2020

Furlough scheme enters its next phase in September 2020

As of today, September 1st 2020, employers will need to pay more towards the cost of furloughed employees. Until now, the UK government has contributed 80% of the employee’s wage – capped at £2,500. That contribution has now dropped to 70%, with employer’s making up the extra 10%. Employers must also pay National Insurance and […]

August 24, 2020

Coronavirus eviction ban to be extended by four weeks

The ban on tenant evictions that was set to end today has been extended by a further four weeks to September 20th. Understandably, this will be unwelcome news to many struggling landlords. This ban has offered a level of protection for tenants over the past five months and ‘mortgage holidays’ were introduced to help support […]

August 6, 2020

How do self-isolation rules affect Statutory Sick Pay?

Self-isolation is one of the biggest changes to daily life that has been brought in due to the coronavirus pandemic, and one that is likely to cause some headaches for employers and employees alike. With local lockdowns and changes to the list of countries where you do and don’t need to self-isolate upon return, its […]

July 9, 2020

Potential criminal charges for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

Back in 2017, the Shrewsbury and Telford Trust first made headlines when an initial review focused on a cluster of 42 cases of deaths of mothers and babies in their maternity unit. However, West Mercia Police Force has now confirmed they are investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against the Trust, or particular individuals […]

July 8, 2020

Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 notices – a new ruling

As many landlords will be aware, it was previously the case that if a landlord had not served tenants with a Gas Safety Certificate before they moved in, then the landlord would never be able to serve a valid Section 21 Notice. There was no remedy to this and it left landlords, who had fallen […]

July 3, 2020

Action Mesothelioma Day 2020: the dangers of asbestos in the workplace

July 3rd 2020 is Action Mesothelioma Day. A rare form of cancer that grows in the lining of the organs (often the lungs), mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, and when asbestos may be present in the workplace it is vital that employees […]

July 1, 2020

Flexible furlough: how does it work?

As businesses start to reopen, the Government has now introduced more flexibility to the furlough leave scheme, allowing employees on furlough leave to be brought back into work part-time from July 1st. Furlough leave was introduced in the UK back in March 2020 to help reduce the number of job losses expected as a result […]

June 15, 2020

No-fault divorces: ending the ‘blame game’

A change in the law is set to end the ‘blame game’ experienced by divorcing couples. First introduced in June 2019, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is expected to receive Royal assent imminently. The Bill will introduce a ‘no fault’ process to divorce which aims to reduce conflict. What changes for divorcing couples? Currently, […]

Ban on tenant evictions extended to August 2020
June 12, 2020

Ban on tenant evictions extended to August 2020

In March, the Government passed emergency legislation protecting tenants from being evicted due to missed rent payments in England and Wales. Initially introduced for three months, the ban was set to end on June 23rd but has now been extended by two months to August 23rd – meaning court possession claims will not be heard […]

June 4, 2020

Redundancy and furlough leave

Furlough leave was introduced to the UK to help prevent redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, many furloughed employees are confused about their rights.

Collaborative Law and Covid-19

As the Covid-19 lockdown begins to slowly ease, the unfortunate reality is that not all marriages will have survived the lockdown period. While some families may have loved the ‘strange new reality’, with images of family yoga sessions, homemade breakfasts and homeschooling without tantrums filling social media feeds, for many this hasn’t been the case. […]

May 14, 2020

Can you recoup ‘no win, no fee’ legal costs in Inheritance Act Claims?

An adult child with complex mental health issues has succeeded in a claim against her late Father’s estate for reasonable financial provision, despite being estranged from her parents. The judge acknowledged that may in part be due to her mental health issues. The estate was valued at £554,000 and after much deliberation, the judge awarded […]

May 13, 2020

Changes in Employment – what are your rights?

The Coronavirus pandemic has, caused panic and uncertainty amongst many workers whose employers are severely impacted by the outbreak. In response to the forced closures of non-essential businesses, many employers made fast decisions to terminate contracts, make employees redundant or place employees on furlough leave. However, the speed of which these decisions were made, and the […]

May 11, 2020

What is a protective award claim?

A Protective Award is a form of compensation. It is awarded to employees where an employer has made more than 20 redundancies without collectively informing or consulting the employees about the redundancy. With the current global outbreak of Coronavirus, and lockdown measures extended for another three weeks, many employers are looking at ways to save money. […]

May 4, 2020

Your family law lockdown questions answered

The outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK has had a knock on effect on many individuals and businesses. The increased time at home and reduced pay has put a strain on some families, which in turn has resulted in a number of questions. Here are some of the key questions we’re being asked… Can I […]

May 1, 2020

Continuing to help make Wills

The outbreak of Coronavirus is causing significant disruption to our everyday lives at present. Terry Jones Solicitors is committed to continuing to provide an excellent service to our clients, even in this time of uncertainty. Changing or updating your Will If you would like to change or amend your Will, we remain open and are […]

April 20, 2020

Companies House strike off policy and late filing penalties (Covid-19 changes)

On 16th April 2020, further alterations were made by Companies House in light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Following on from their announcement that organisations due to file their annual accounts could apply for a three month extension, Companies House has also revised its policies for company strike offs and penalties for late filing of documents. Companies […]

Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Police forces and charities across the UK have warned of a potential rise in domestic violence cases during lockdown as families are being asked to stay at home, with many struggling on a reduced household income as a result of the current restrictions. With families being stuck at home, there is a much higher risk […]

Employment law support for your dental practice

Why labour over employment law? Running a dental practice can be challenging at times. Terry Jones Solicitors understand that you are running a business where the focus is on the care you provide to your patients. Therefore, you do not need the additional pressure that comes with keeping up to date with all HR tasks […]

April 17, 2020

What is a Settlement Agreement?

A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a Compromise Agreement) is a contract between an employer and employee upon termination of employment, which sets out the terms of the agreement reached between them. What is the purpose of a Settlement Agreement? It is not uncommon for employee-employer relationships to break down beyond repair. A Settlement Agreement […]

Be wary of ‘DIY’ probate

Probate is the legal term given to the process of dealing with a person’s estate after they have died when there is a Will in place, although it is often used – albeit incorrectly – to describe any estate administration. Who conducts Probate? Probate is typically undertaken by the Executor(s) of the Will or, where […]

April 16, 2020

Closing the gap on forgotten employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was launched to support employers during this time of uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Its sole purpose was to minimise job losses. However, there are a fair amount of questions have been asked around eligibility and monitoring. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Government originally stated that only employees who […]

Force Majeure & Coronavirus
April 15, 2020

How effective is your Force Majeure clause?

COVID-19 virus has had a devastating impact on all aspects of our lives. A quick glance at the news shows the disruption to supply chains and the impact this is having on the availability of certain products. This is resulting in some companies being unable to fulfil their contractual obligations. Review your commercial contracts If […]

April 8, 2020

“I don’t need a Lasting Power of Attorney as my family will look after me”

“I don’t need a Lasting Power of Attorney” and other common misconceptions. By Emma Wing solicitor with Terry Jones Trusts & Estate department, Shrewsbury. Having assisted many families to consider and plan for their future there are a number of common responses that show how misunderstood Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are. Here are some […]

April 6, 2020

Landlord and Tenant court hearings

The outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK has left many industries in shock, with no exception to the private rent sector. After reviewing the process the Courts have now published a list of Landlord and Tenant hearings that they must hear and cases that they may hear (depending on individual circumstances of the case and […]

April 3, 2020

Companies House extension for filing annual accounts

The UK Government has offered support to businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. The help has come through grants, interest-free loans and paying employee’s wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. As part of their commitment to UK businesses the government has offered a three month extension on annual accounts submissions to Companies House. Under current […]

Updates for landlords, April 2020 – COVID-19

New advice on Coronavirus is issued every day. As part of their commitment to the British public, the UK Government are offering support to both landlords and tenants. The UK Government has published some general guidance for landlords that includes specific information on their obligations to tenants. Terry Jones is providing the most up to […]

March 30, 2020

Employment law pitfalls in a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a lot of employers feeling the need to act swiftly to safeguard their business, with making employee’s redundant or placing them on furlough leave a frequent option. However, this speed is, in turn, increasing the risk of employers being exposed to unfair dismissal claims. Smaller employers, in particular, may not […]

COVID-19 Your holiday entitlement

While the true economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, on Friday 27th March, the government announced another regulatory change to support businesses and their employees during this time. Workers who cannot take their full annual leave entitlement as a result of COVID-19 will be able carry it over in to the next […]

Making redundancies due to coronavirus

Uncertainty, lack of demand and enforced closures following the coronavirus outbreak are forcing businesses to change the way they operate. A lot of business owners are currently making difficult decisions just to keep afloat – one such decision is whether you need to make staff redundant. If you are an employer that needs to make […]

March 26, 2020

Family Court Guidance during COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus or COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all our lives, both at home and at work. It has also affected the legal profession. On 19th March 2020, Sir Andrew MacFarlane, the president of the Family Division announced changes to the way Family Courts will function during the pandemic. Changes […]

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What is furlough leave

The Government’s  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced on Friday 20th March 2020, was launched to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.   A key part of the scheme is the ability for employers to designate employees as ‘furloughed workers’ and claim up to 80% of their salary from the government – however, this is caused […]

March 24, 2020

Still here for you

In line with Government advice and to protect the wellbeing of our clients and colleagues, we have made the move to remote working for the majority of our staff. We will remain open for the duration of this crisis; our teams continue to work and are fully equipped to service the needs of our clients. […]

March 23, 2020

Property & Finance Attorney under Lasting Power of Attorney

How do I act for a relative who is self-isolating? Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19, the government has advised that anyone with symptoms of the virus should self-isolate for 7 days (13th March 2020). More information about the symptoms and what to do can be found on the government website. If you are a […]

March 16, 2020


The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely dynamic and we continue to review the facts, science and government advice to make proactive decisions necessary to protect our clients, our colleagues and our communities. Our offices are open and our teams are currently working as normal. Our focus is about minimising the spread of the […]

February 12, 2020

2020 has brought about exciting changes for our residential team

To further enhance the services we offer to our clients, our property lawyers have joined forces with sister company bpl solicitors limited, a national forward-looking specialist conveyancing firm, and rebranded as Terry Jones Conveyancing, part of bpl solicitors  limited. Joining with bpl (who are already part of the same group) means we have the benefit […]

January 13, 2020

Freedom for All – Domestic Violence, Divorce and Pets

Relationship breakdown can happen for a number of different reasons; unfortunately, sometimes the reason is domestic abuse. Paralegal Gaynor Aston who specialises in Family law comments “Clients often approach me to discuss their options and to seek advice on how best to protect themselves, their children and their assets. However, in cases of domestic violence […]

December 18, 2019

Season’s Greetings

All the staff at Terry Jones Solicitors would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Throughout December we have been participating in various charity events raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society charity, Save the Children and Hilbrae Dog Rescue. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you […]

December 13, 2019

It’s nearly that time of year again, Christmas is getting closer

For many people, Christmas is a time of joy and togetherness however, for numerous years, family lawyers would see a rise in new divorce clients in January. This is often put down to the pressure of a family being together through the Christmas period. Christmas is over and the start of the New Year will […]

December 6, 2019

Elf Day for the Alzheimer’s Society Charity

Dementia is something that we all hope we will never face but many of us have loved ones who are suffering. Today is the Alzheimer’s Society charity Elf Day and staff at all our offices have participated by dressing as Elves raising money for the charity.  The Alzheimer’s Society charity is very close to the heart […]

November 5, 2019

Who gets custody of the pet?

When a couple decide to get a divorce, the decision about who gets the dog or cat can often be a bone of contention resulting in upset and protracted expensive lengthy correspondence. If a couple cannot reach an agreement, the Court will ultimately decide.  Before divorce clients often consider they have the “right” to a […]

November 4, 2019

Are you concerned about your relationship?

Relationship breakdown is something none of us would wish to experience, however it is something we may have to deal with in the future. At Terry Jones Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being compassionate and sensitive to our clients as well as providing practical legal advice in particularly emotive times. With years of experience in […]

October 23, 2019

An Ageing Population

Solicitor, Janet Stevenson talks about the importance of putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney in an ageing population.  “With advances in medical treatment and facilities, most of us will be finding ourselves living far beyond our ‘three scores years and ten’ in today’s society.  Whilst this is indeed good news for most, we […]

October 11, 2019

Divorce is just as much an emotional process as a legal one

Divorce is just as much an emotional process as a legal one The breakdown of a relationship can cause untold stress and anxiety for all those affected. This week has seen World Mental Health Day and our staff are supporting mental health awareness by raising funds for Mind. We are also offering a free half-hour initial meeting with […]

September 18, 2019

Braving the Zip Line for Charity

Michael, Sarah and Lee recently faced their fears and took on Europe’s longest zip line – all in the name of charity! Reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour, the trio flew 1555 metres across Penrhyn Quarry in north Wales. As the fastest zip line in the world, the team were airborne for less than a […]

August 21, 2019

First Class Law Graduates

We are delighted to announce law graduates Nicole Beddall and Harriet Turner have joined our Commercial Property team as Legal Assistants. Nicole originally joined the firm whilst studying for her A levels and continued to support the family and property departments throughout her studies whenever possible.  Having studied LLB Law and Criminal Justice at Liverpool John […]

August 12, 2019

Shrewsbury Flower Show – A resounding success

Congratulations to Shropshire Horticultural Society for hosting another successful Flower Show. The show was a resounding success with headlining acts drawing the crowds in from all over the country. We would like to thank all our guests for joining us for beer tasting and prosecco at our trade stand and making the event memorable and […]

July 22, 2019

To Pre-Nup or not to Pre-Nup?

Solicitor Caroline Gregg who is based at our Shrewsbury office is often asked for advice regarding Pre-Nuptial Agreements. Caroline comments “To Pre-Nup or not to Pre-Nup? – this is a question you may be asking yourself in advance of your upcoming marriage. Perhaps there’s a voice in the back of your head telling you that […]

July 15, 2019

Another successful show at Newport

We would like to congratulate Newport and District Agricultural Society for hosting yet another excellent county show on Saturday last at Chetwynd Deer Park. We all had a tremendous day and it was great to see so many friends, family and clients who joined us for prosecco and beer tasting.  The entertainment was once again […]

July 11, 2019

PPI Claim Deadline is 29th August 2019

Our Trusts and Estates department would like to advise that the latest date to submit a PPI claim is the 29th August 2019. If you believe you can make a PPI claim on a deceased relation, you have until the 29th August to do so.  Sometimes families discover their loved one had taken out a […]

June 5, 2019

Ellen addresses audience at Ludlow Property Conference

We would like to thank Slawek Zalewski, Lettings Manager at Nock Deighton for inviting Ellen Roberts to speak at their Property Conference which was held at the Mascall Centre in Ludlow last night.  Ellen who is the Head of our Commercial Property Department commented “The evening was a great success and I was delighted to […]

June 3, 2019

New Trainee Solicitors

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Ajay Sharma, Luke Davies and Kerry Baker to Trainee Solicitors.  Ajay commented “It is really exciting to become a Trainee with Terry Jones. I have gained so much experience during my time here and I cannot wait to start my period of recognised training. The hard work […]