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Welcome to Hall Smith Whittingham LLP, Solicitors and Mediators in Crewe and Nantwich Cheshire.

We are Lexcel Accredited and Members of the Legal 500. Mediation and Collaborative Law.

“Hall Smith Whittingham LLP has high levels of expertise and professional achievement. This is no coincidence: the firm strives constantly for excellence”

Residential Property Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Residential Conveyancing

We can help with all aspects of buying, selling and remortgaging your home.

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Divorce Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Divorce and Family

Our highly specialised Family Law Department can help in any matter.

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Will Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Wills, Trust and Probate

Ensure those that you care about are looked after after you’re no longer here.

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Dispute Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Dispute Resolution

Our qualified experts can advise you on all aspects of personal injury and civil litigation.

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Commercial Property Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Commercial Conveyancing

Buying or renting property for your business? Hall Smith Whittingham can help.

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Employment Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Employment Law

Are you an employer or an employee? We have the expertise to assist you.

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Corporate Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Corporate Commercial

No matter what size of business, help is on hand for all aspects of business law.

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Family Mediation Solicitors in Crewe and Nantwich

Family Mediation

Accredited experts in helping people work out what’s best for their children and finances.

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At Hall Smith Whittingham LLP we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our clients. Our reputation is illustrated by our being awarded the Law Society's Lexcel Qualification for practice management standards. We are a member of The Legal 500 which recognises the top law firms in England and Wales Clients are entitled to expect expert advice from their lawyer. We believe they are also entitled to expect great service. We also think that clients appreciate friendly service. We pride ourselves on all of these areas.
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Hall Smith Whittingham LLPWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 12:25pm
We are really looking forward to attending this event on 6th April, to help you plan for the future. We will be talking about Wills, obtaining Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate administration amongst other things! No appointment needed, just call in for a coffee and a chat ☕️😊
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Hall Smith Whittingham LLPSaturday, March 18th, 2017 at 10:01am
Court fees payable to obtain a grant of probate are set to increase significantly as of May.

There is a lot of concern amongst lawyers as to who will be able to afford to pay the fee. Typically the fee payable to obtain the grant of probate often has to be paid out by the executor personally, as they can not access the deceased's bank accounts until they have the grant of probate. So whilst the executor is eventually reimbursed out of the deceased's estate for the fee paid, there is still the initial expense to be met.

But fees are set to rocket with new levels ranging from £300 to £20,000 depending on the value of the estate – and will be in addition to inheritance tax. Some are labelling it as a ‘stealth tax’ targeting the bereaved.

You can read more about this in the article below, but if you have any concerns we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible to talk with one of our probate lawyers on 01270 212000 or 01270 610300
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Death tax by stealth to rake in £1.5billion
Probate fees are set to rocket in May with new levels ranging from £300 to £20,000 depending on the value of the estate – and will be in addition to inheritance tax.
dailymail.co.uk
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Hall Smith Whittingham LLPFriday, March 17th, 2017 at 12:06pm
Interesting article about the issue of employment status. Some unscrupulous employers exploit workers by claiming that they are self-employed rather than employed. If you are an employer, employee or have concerns about employment status then speak to one of our employment lawyers on 01270 212000 or 01270 610300 and let us help you through the complexities of employment law.
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Hall Smith Whittingham LLPThursday, March 16th, 2017 at 9:03am
Another interesting development regarding Wills and Inheritance - if you have any queries on this subjct contact us on 01270 212000 or 01270 610300
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Hall Smith Whittingham LLPSunday, March 12th, 2017 at 10:59am
We see problems with DIY wills all the time. Don't cut corners with your last will and testament-come and see us and we can make sure that everything is taken care of properly!! 01270 212000 Crewe and 01270 610300 Nantwich ☺️
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Tempted to write a DIY will? Think again...