Due to the current weather conditions we have closed the office. Our main phone lines are therefore currently unmanned. Staff will be working remotely so please use email to communicate with the person/team dealing with your matter or use the office email for initial enquiries. We will then be able to continue to deal with your matter and provide appropriate mobile numbers where applicable.
Last Sunday our brave Conveyancing Executive Luke Hunt took part in the Tough Mudder obstacle race (also known as the “Toughest Event On the Planet”) in London. Fearlessly running through mud pits and swimming through murky waters he finally crossed the finishing line after 5 hours and 30 minutes, raising over £300 for McMillan Cancer Support Charity.
Who says that solicitors never get their hands dirty?
You can follow Luke on his journey through the treacherous obstacles in the video below.
Here at Newnham & Jordan we are proud to announce that on Saturday 18th February 2017 we advertised our free legal clinic at the Barrington Hall. The event proved to be a great success for our legal team as the services we advertised on our stand attracted a number of key prospects from people from both individuals and businesses alike.
The legal clinic is an opportunity for anybody to speak with us about the many different legal services we provide. We offered a free 30 minute advice service across a number of legal areas, including Criminal Law, Commercial and Residential Property Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Disputes, Landlord & Tenant, Wills and Probate and many others.
All in all, the trade show proved to be a fantastic success and the team can’t wait until next year!
We were surprised to be greeted by none other than the Mayor of Ferndown as he cut the ribbon and opened the trade show for service.
Based on Harper Lee novel with the same name, it tells the story of Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck), a lawyer in the Depression-era South who’s defending a black man convicted of rape. Finch’s defence is not emotional, but based on the law, its dignity and importance. What makes this film unique is the performances and the emphasis on the characters, their spirit, heroism and good will, but also their failings and fragility. The film is considered a classic by critics and audiences alike.
When two shoplifting New Yorkers are surprised to hear that they’ve been accused of murder in Alabama, they call their cousin for help – an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer by the name of Vincent Gambini (played by Joe Pesci). Despite his lack of experience, Vinny manages to get on top with his aggressive and perceptive questioning style and wit. The film is smart, entertaining, funny and greatly helped Joe Pesci’s career, putting him on the map.
Paul Biegler (played by James Steward), a small-time lawyer is being called by Laura Manion (played by Lee Remick), whose husband Ben Gazzara(played by Frederick Manion) has been convicted of a first-degree murder. The defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. The realism of the film, admired by legal professionals, makes it stand out. The actors play their roles so exceptionally well that the audience is left guessing who did what until the end.
The story takes place in 1952, Britain, where upon his return to work (followed by a heart attack), Sir Wilfrid Robarts(played by Charles Laughton) takes on a case, despite his medical team’s disliking of him doing so. The team is led by a private nurse by the name of Miss Plimsoll(played by Elsa Lanchester), who tries to keep him away from his old destructive way of life while he takes his medication and gets his much needed rest. Witness For The Prosecution is a well acted, for the most part, and smartly written film.
The film is starring the 1902 court martial of Lieutenants Harry Morant (played by Edward Woodward), Peter Handcock (played by Bryan Brown) and George Witton (played by Lewis Fitz-Gerald). It centers around one of the first war crimes prosecutions in British military history. The Australian Lieutenants are accused of executing prisoners, in order to get attention away from crimes committed by their superior officers. The film is remarkable for its exploration of the politics of the death penalty and the human cost of war.
Julia Roberts plays Erin Brockovic in a true story based legal drama where she is a single mother, desperate to find a job. Her bad luck extends to a lawsuit she loses against a doctor who gets her in a car accident. Erin manages to persuade her lawyer Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to give her a job as a legal assistant in compensation for the loss. Whilst working in the office she stumbles upon some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. As she digs deeper she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city’s water supply threatening the lives of the local community. The film is funny, entertaining, but also moving at the same time.
Carrie Butterworth has been announced as a winner at the South West National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony.
Carrie, 20, who works as a Trainee Legal Executive (former apprentice) at Newnham & Jordan Solicitors was a winner in the region for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.
The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
On winning, Carrie said:
“My apprenticeship has given me a pathway into a competitive profession. It has provided me with the valuable practical experience needed to succeed within my role. I am a much more confident person and would recommend the route to anyone considering an alternative to University.”
Carrie won in recognition of the contribution she has made to Newnham & Jordan since joining as an apprentice in 2014 and since progressed to become a Trainee Legal Executive currently undertaking her Level 3 ILEX qualifications. Carrie has also visited her old Sixth Form to talk to some Year 12 students about the apprenticeship route into Law with a further assembly being organised for January 2017.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:
“The National Apprenticeship Awards enable exceptional apprentices and dedicated employers to receive the recognition they richly deserve. Apprenticeships enable people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed – in some cases up to degree level; and for businesses to grow the talent they need.