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Posted: 16th May 2017 by Marina Leadbetter
Portcullis Legals are supporting Plymouths local adult hospice - St Luke's Hospice - by offering your friends, families and relatives free Wills. Over half of the population do not have a will and of those that do, over 20% of them have never reviewed it. Have you thought about your future and what will happen if the worst happens? St Luke’s Make a Will Week runs all this week from Monday...
Posted: 28th April 2017 by Marina Leadbetter
On Thursday 20th April, we attended the glamorous Herald Business Awards! We are extremely proud to say we won the Innovation award, we are very happy – the team are all over the moon as thats now 3 awards in 12 months! We have a brand new store opening in St Budeaux, our brand new website has just been launched and a brand new app just around the corner. We are a small firm always trying to...
Posted: 11th April 2017 by Marina Leadbetter
We were absolutely thrilled to receive this beautiful award today. It is a real honour for us to be recognised on a national level as we strive for innovation and excellence. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.
Posted: 13th June 2016 by Marina
This is a great article that I was forwarded recently and is well worth publishing on our site. I am a great fan of Jordan Furlong, who I met for coffee in Ottawa last summer. A truly inspiring and innovative lawyer. What Makes Uber Tick, and What Lawyers Can Learn From It is written by Jordan Furlong and was originally published on Lawyerist.com on June 8th, 2016. It is reproduced on Dialogue...
Posted: 6th May 2016
Wills, trusts and probate law firm Portcullis Legals has won a small business of the year award in Plymouth, for its outstanding local achievements in community engagement, innovation and meeting its customer’s needs. Portcullis Legals has been established in Plymouth for 28 years, but despite its traditional area of practice, it has had a far from traditional approach to business development...
The rise of the “Google Lawyer”
Posted: 26th April 2016 by Trevor Worth
Whilst the talk in and around the subject of disruptive law models continues unabated and rightly so, the title of this post does not refer to IBM Watson, Artificial Intelligence or the entry from all sorts of global brands into the legal services arena. As most of us are aware, technology is changing and challenging everything we know as consumers, and the law is no different. My thoughts...
Marrying again? You may need a “silver nup”
Posted: 23rd April 2016
A new breed of prenuptial agreement is helping couples meeting later in life to avoid the agony of an inheritance dispute. As the number of disputed wills and inheritance claims reaching the High Court soars, many people are turning to “silver nups” to protect their assets before they remarry. In 2014, 178 probate disputes were heard in the High Court — an increase of 83 per cent from the...
Proud Winners of The Herald Small Business of the Year Award!!
Posted: 22nd April 2016
We're delighted to have won the 'Small Business of the Year Award' at the Plymouth Herald Business Awards!
Part-time employed grad takes law school to court
Posted: 9th March 2016
A disgruntled law graduate who found herself unable to secure full-time employment as a lawyer for almost 10 years after graduating is now suing the university where she obtained her degree. Anna Alaburda, 37, is suing Thomas Jefferson School of Law in California for allegedly misrepresenting its post-graduation employment figures. Though she has held a variety of part-time positions, Ms...
The rise of the “Google Lawyer”
Posted: 8th March 2016 by Trevor Worth MBA TEP
Whilst the talk in and around the subject of disruptive law models continues unabated and rightly so, the title of this post does not refer to IBM Watson, Artificial Intelligence or the entry from all sorts of global brands into the legal services arena. My thoughts are more aligned to the rise of apparent expertise via the medium of the internet. Red Adair, the king of all fire fighting matters...