For You – Personal Legal Services
The most common life events may bring you into contact with a solicitor for the first time or involve reviewing past transactions. We are happy to guide your through the relevant procedures and help you understand the parts of the legal process affecting your decisions or choices. Our services commonly requested and used include Moving Home, Changing Employment, Bringing or Defending Claims and Making a Will with a Power of Attorney. Many projects involve contracts and unfamiliar situations where advice on risk and drafting skills can add real value. You may find help cost effective even for everyday contracts and complex or unfamiliar forms.
Property Transactions – Moving Home
The partners have been working in the local area on property transactions since the firm was created over 40 years ago and since then Kagan Moss have been serving people buying and selling in the local area advising on property transactions. Since that time there has been a host of changes in local landscapes with housing developments in Richmond, Ealing and Spelthorne. We are proud to have contributed to decision making that has protected our local parks, historical landmarks and river landscapes to offer an environment that is maintained as one of the best in London.
From our involvement in estate agency and property management we have a wealth of local property knowledge and insight dealing with the issues that arise frequently in the course of finding and agreeing terms to move home at all stages in client’s lives. We act for and advise local professionals in relation to regulatory issues.
There is a large amount of leasehold property locally and as specialist advisers we can offer an early advice service to help with enfranchisement and lease extensions.
We carry out the level of due diligence that suits our client’s transaction and are transparent as to all charges. We are accredited as members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and adhere to the standards set by the scheme to maintain probity and good service.
Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney – Making a Will
We know that when seeking a solicitor to help with Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Estate Planning you want your wishes to be handled confidentially and promptly and with sensitivity.
Appointing an Attorney
It is important to consider making the appropriate provisions for how your finances and lifestyle will be managed if you are no longer able to make all the decisions for yourself. Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place may help you and your loved ones avoid complications.
Ownership, access and control over property whether invested in funds or in real estate is an important matter to consider with expert help.
Executors and Trustees
Appointment as an executor or trustee can be onerous and time consuming so we are often asked to assist or support an executor in carrying out some of the work load. This ensures that tax and liabilities are considered and administration accounts are drawn and agreed without undue delay.
Where Family Inheritance Act claims are made or can be made we will advise and act to resolve dispute.
Our partners are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and of STEP respectively.
Contracts and Agreement
We help clients before they make agreements and contracts. Much of the time routine terms are accepted without detailed consideration but where finance or important services are involved or where the implications if things go wrong are serious, then terms and conditions in the small print are important. So drafting terms for companies and enforcing consumer rights are matters that often arise.
Employment law is in a constant state of change and establishing your rights may not always be straightforward so we will offer practical advice and options to enable you to find the solution best suited to your situation.
Professional Relationships, Trusts and Charities
We have experience advising in regulatory matters and offer legal advice to boards and trustees on both paid and unpaid basis. We assist with business planning and audit. We advise on governance and fraud issues. We can offer expert advice services in property litigation matters that come before the courts.
With the increase in computer technology, the opportunity for cyber fraud is growing exponentially and we can offer specialised advice to assist with planning, audit and investigation. GDPR is an area of risk for many corporate clients and we are able to support internal counsel and in house resources.
Mediation and Resolving Disputes
Taking legal advice before going to court or during a dispute is vital to avoid the cost and consequences of litigation.
For principals and sole traders we act in relation to partnership matters and inheritance and tax disputes, as well as service charge and adverse possession and boundary matters.
By obtaining advice from us at an early stage the chances of resolving a dispute may be greatly improved. This can then avoid the need to proceed to court and save you money, and time otherwise imposed by court procedure. We are able to offer mediation services.