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 Kingsley David Solicitors Complaints Procedure

 Our complaints policy

We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our service and standards.

Our complaints procedure

If you have a complaint, please contact the solicitor dealing with your matter first to see if the concerns you have can be resolved to your satisfaction.  If not or you do not feel able to disuss the matter with the solicitor acting for you, please write to Mr Simon Stone, our Senior Partner. He will pass your complaint to the director / partner in charge of the department involved in your complaint. If we have to change any of the responsibilities or the timescales set out below we will let you know and explain why.

What will happen next?

1.       Within five days we will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and asking you to confirm or explain any details. If it seems appropriate to us we will suggest a meeting at this stage. We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with your complaint.

2.       We will then record your complaint in our central register and open a file for your complaint. We will also investigate your complaint by examining the relevant file.

3.       If appropriate and at our discretion we may then invite you to meet us to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. We would hope to be in a position to respond no longer than 14 working days after first receiving your complaint. If you would prefer not to meet, or if we cannot arrange this within an agreeable timescale, we will write fully to you setting out our views on the situation and any redress that we would feel to be appropriate.

4.       In the alternative we may write to you with our findings without a meeting.

5.       At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, please let us know. We will then arrange to review our decision unless paragraph 7 below applies. We would generally aim to do this within 10 working days. This will happen in one of the following ways:-

    • The person dealing with your complaint will review his/her own decision; or

    • We will arrange for someone in the firm who has not been involved in your complaint to review it; or

    • Mr Stone will review your complaint; or

    • We may ask our local law society or another local firm of solicitors to review your complaint. We will let you know how long this process will take; or

    • We may invite you to agree to independent mediation. We will let you know how long this process will take. 

6.       We will let you know the result of the review within five working days of the end of the review. At this time we will write to you confirming our final position on your    complaint and explaining our reasons. We will also give you the name and address of the Legal Ombudsman. If you are still not satisfied, you can contact them about your complaint. We very much hope that this will not be necessary.

7.       In the event that the nature of the complaint(s) is found to be such that the continued relationship of solicitor and client is untenable then we shall write to you and explain such and invite you to take over the conduct of your matter or pass it to another solicitor.  That does not of course mean that we will not deal with your complaint but to make this decision there would have been a review of the matter by at least three senior personnel within our company and prior to making the decision.  If you are not content with the findings you may then contact the Legal Ombudsman.  You have to do this within six months.  Their address is:-

 

PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ

 Tel: 0300 555 0333

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8.       An Alternative Dispute Resolution entity can sometimes be used if the parties agree and the outcome of the complaint is not accepted,  Their details are:

National Conciliation Service

 2 Allerton Road
Rugby, CV230PA
United Kingdom

 Contact information

Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  http://www.nationalconciliationservice.co.uk

 Phone: 01788 538317

 

 

Fees

 In accordance with our Professional requirements we set-out below the basis of our charges for certain categories of work carried out by us on behalf of clients.

The amounts stated in respect of Conveyancing are estimates based on a single residential property and title that is registered at the Land Registry and assuming the transaction proceeds in a typical fashion without hitches whether in respect of title, funding, searches or enquiries.  Otherwise extra work if not listed below, will be charged at £270 + VAT per hour or proportionately for part of an hour.

Probate work is based on time spent and charged at the rate of £270+VAT per hour or proportionately for part of an hour.  Additionally in dealing with the administration of an estate of someone who has died we charge a percentage of the gross value of the estate which will not exceed 1% plus VAT.

  

 

Conveyancing Charges December 2018 for a Purchase, Sale, Transfers of Equity or Re-mortgage of a Residential Property

  

PURCHASE

To 200,000                                              £795.00 plus VAT

200,001 400,000                                     £895.00 plus VAT

400,001 600,000                                     £995.00 plus VAT

600,001 to 800,000                                 £1095.00 plus VAT

800,001 to 900,000                                 £1240.00 plus VAT

Over 900,000                                          to be discussed but minimum of £1595.00

 

SALE

To 200,000                                              £795.00 plus VAT

200,001 to 400,000                                 £895.00 plus VAT

400,001 to 600,000                                 £995.00 plus VAT

600,001 to 800,000                                 £1095.00 plus VAT

800,001 to 900,000                                 £1195.00 plus VAT

900,001 to £1m                                      £1295.00 plus VAT

Over £1m                                                to be discussed but minimum of £1595.00

Redemption of 2nd and                           £95.00 plus VAT

subsequent charges

 

LEASEHOLD/SHARED OWNERSHIP

Leasehold surcharge                               £250.00 plus VAT

Shared ownership fixed fee                   £950.00 plus VAT 

(for transactions up to £150k)

 

REMORTGAGES

To 250,000                                              £495.00 plus VAT

250,001 and above                                 £545.00 plus VAT

 

TRANSFER OF EQUITY AND REMORTGAGE

To 250,000                                              £620.00 plus VAT

250,001 and above                                £670.00 plus VAT

 

TRANSFER SUBJECT TO EXISTING MORTGAGE

Flat rate                                                  £570.00 plus VAT 

 

EXTRA FEES THAT MAY APPLY SUBJECT TO THE

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OUR BUSINESS

 VAT MUST BE CHARGED IN ADDITION

 (from December 2018)

  

Leasehold transaction surcharge                                                       £250

Unregistered title                                                                               £200 + additional registration fees

Housing Association Property Surcharge                                            £200

Statutory Declaration for the remediation or rectification                    £95

Removal of Second Charges                                                                £95

Bank Transfer Fee (CHAPS)                                                                £40

Help to Buy Fee – applicable when purchasing a new build

property where a housing Association takes a second charge

on the property                                                                                   £200

Dealing with funds being gifted on a property purchase                      £250

Dealing with a retention                                                                      £150

Dealing with matrimonial or third party lawyers                                  £200

Contract races, sale or purchase                                                         £350

Transfer of Business loans/overdraft                                                   £250

Transfer of Legal Aid Charge                                                                £190

Dealing with second or subsequent mortgages on a purchase              £150

Deed of Covenant                                                                                 £195

Flying Freehold of Mutual Covenant                                                     £250

Deed of Guarantee                                                                                £200

Deed of Grant of Easement or variation of rights                                   £300

Deed of Postponement                                                                           £250

Declaration of Trust (re joint owners)                                                     £290

Arranging indemnity insurance (per policy)                                            £50

Issuing cheques to persons other than all named clients. Each              £10

Cheques returned unpaid or cheques stopped at clients request           £30

Assignment of Insurance Policies between policy holders                       £200

Assignment of Insurances from or to lenders, per policy                         £30

Notices of Assignment or Reassignment of insurance policies to

Life Insurers. Each                                                                                 £20

Powers of Attorney in favour of anyone other than us. Each                  £195

Drafting Assured/Shorthold Tenancy                                                    £275

Approval of contract package with more than 5 days before the

Auction                                                                                                 £300

Approval of contract package with less than 5 days before auction        £400

Purchase of Freehold Reversion or an extended lease for a

Leasehold owner, outside of the Act                                                       £495

Purchase of Freehold Reversion or extended lease by leaseholder

Within the Act                                                                                       £550

Bridging loans                                                                                       £350

Obtaining access between exchange and completion                              £50                           

Severance of Joint Tenancy                                                                    £95

Declaration of Trust to tenants in common                                            £200   

Redemption of Help to Buy Mortgage (standalone instruction)                £350

Dealing with a Help to Buy ISA Bonus                                                    £95

 

The persons dealing with your case will be Solicitors holding current practising certificates issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and each will have many years of training and experience.  Each will be assisted by a clerk who is not legally qualified but they will have undergone training as clerks and have experience of many years.

Please open the Meet the Team section to find out more about our solicitors.

I you would like to telephone us call us now on 01908 32 55 55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ's

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Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Solicitor, Notary Public and Director

Peter specialises in wills and probate and property matters. After working in Barnsley and for the Milton Keynes development corporation Peter took over the Giffen Couch & Archer office in Stony Stratford and ran it for 30 years as its senior partner before joining Kingsley David as a director.

Areas of practice

Marc Lansdell
  • Propert
  • Private client
  • Business

Professional

Director of Kingsley David Solicitors.

Types of Clients

Pension companies, entrepreneurs, business executives, professionals, businesses and individuals

Personal Interests

Charity work and walking with his trusted canine companion Max, classical music and socialising with friends and family.

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy, LLB Hons

Partner, Solicitor and Head of Compliance

 

Areas of practice

Chris Kennedy

  • Property
  • Private client
  • Business

Professional

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Types of Clients

Pension companies, entrepreneurs, business executives, professionals, businesses and individuals

Personal Interests

Charity work at a hospital, ornithology, family and friends.

Property

 

Kingsley David's conveyancing department provides conveyancing services for both domestic and commercial clients and know that every ‘transaction’ is as individual as is each of our clients.  Whether you are in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or all points Cumbria to Cornwall or Norfolk to Pembroke, we can help you.

We are aware that there are plenty of law firms and licensed conveyancers who will offer cut price conveyancing and if your choice is driven by cost, we are not the solicitors for you. We do not claim to offer the cheapest service and nor do we want to, but we do promise to provide a thorough professional conveyancing service that takes into account not just the property involved but also the effect the transaction could have in other areas of your life such as cohabitation, succession, tax and more. You are not a file but a client. We will be with you, personally, every step of the way and to support and advise you throughout.

We will never treat the conveyancing we carry out for you simply as a process. There can be far too much riding on it to treat it as a “box-ticking” exercise. The nuances of any restrictions, rights of way, charges and other encumbrances on the property need to be fully understood so that you don’t find yourself in the situation where your title to it can be disputed, or your ability to sell in the future is impeded.

If you would like to deal with conveyancing solicitors who treat you as a valued client, a human being going through a stressful event, and who invest themselves in ensuring your property transaction, whether domestic or commercial, runs as smoothly as possible, contact Kingsley David Solicitors today.

Kingsley David's is accredited by the Law Society for its conveyancing work.

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Regulatory

Kingsley David Solicitors Limited is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 6512000. Registered address is Shelton House, 4 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes,MK17 8SD. It is a Recognised Body by the Law Society of England and Wales and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 484412 and whose rules can be accessed via http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page. The director who is the Chief Executive of Kingsley David is Simon Kingsley David Stone BA (Hons) solicitor.  VAT number 930 8304 41.

Kingsley David is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority, which has complaints and redress procedures. We can only provide investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

We are not authorised by the Financial Services Authority of England. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Services Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by Solicitors' Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority Web site at: www.fsa.gov.uk/register.

The firm acts as legal adviser; it is not part of our role to give advice on the merits of investment transactions. Any investment decision is for our clients to make and no communication by the firm should be treated as an invitation or inducement to our clients to engage in investment activity.

Pursuant to our obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, if you instruct Kingsley David, we will use various available sources of information to establish your identity, including electronic verification.

A reference to a partner refers to a shareholder, director, consultant or employee who is a practising lawyer with equivalent standing and qualification.

Privacy

 

 

Privacy Notice (GDPR)

 

 

 

 

Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about what data we collect and store about you and why. It also tells you who we share this information with, the security mechanisms we have put in place to protect your data and how to contact us if you have a complaint. 

 

 

What do we do regarding your personal data?

 

Kingsley David collects, uses and is responsible for personal information about you. When we do this we are the ‘controller’ of this information for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable data protection laws.

 

 

What do we do with your information?

 

Information collected by us

 

When carrying out our instructions from you we collect the following personal information that you provide to us:

 

  • Name, address, date of birth, occupation, NI Number contact details and proof of identification

     

 

Information collected from other sources:  

 

We collect the following information from other sources:

 

  • Evidence of your identity

 

 

How we use your personal information and why:  

 

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

 

  • To comply with your instructions to carry out our duties and to do so in accordance with law and regulations which govern our relationship and the solicitors’ profession.

      

  • We rely on our contract as the legal basis for processing your information.

  

Who will we share your personal information with?

 

We have relationships with a number of third parties with whom we routinely share your personal data. These are counterparties and their professional advisers (such as your names and addresses being inserted in legal documents that are needed for a transaction or purpose; Courts and Tribunal Services in respect of legal documents; the Land Registry to record changes in ownership and your other professional advisers. 

 

We will share personal information with law enforcement agencies if required by applicable law.

 

We will not share your personal information with any other third parties without your consent.

 

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

 

It may be necessary to transfer your personal information outside the EEA or to an international organisation in order to carry out your instructions.  If we do so it will be with your consent. This might include foreign financial institutions or professional advisers or organisations with whom you require us to communicate.

 

These countries do not have same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Any transfer will be subject to your consent as permitted under the General Data Protection Regulations. These safeguards are designed to protect your privacy rights and provide you with remedies in the unlikely event that your personal information is misused. You are entitled to obtain a copy of any safeguards.

 

If you would like any further information please contact us. 

 

How long will we store your personal data?  

 

We keep your information for as long as necessary which is unlikely to be less than six years nor more than fifteen years.

 

We are relying on your consent to carry out your instructions, both explicit by signing our Retainer Letter at the start and implicit by your engaging us as solicitors.

 

You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, but this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activity we have carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent but might mean that we cannot continue with your instructions, of course.

 

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights that you can exercise free of charge. In summary, these rights are:

  • Transparency over how we use your personal data and fair processing of your information;

  • Access to your personal information and other supplementary information;

  • Require us to correct any mistakes or complete missing information we hold on you;

  • Require us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances;

  • Receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to us or have this information be sent to a third party, this will be provided to you or the third party in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format;

  • Object at any time to processing of your personal information for direct marketing;

  • Object in certain other situations to the continued processing of your personal information;

  • Restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances;

  • Request not to be subject to automated decision making which produce legal effects that concern you or affect you in a significantly similar way.

 

If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/

 

 

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please:

 

  • Email, telephone or write to us;

  • Provide any other information so that we can identify you. We may need to contact you to request further information to verify your identity;

  • Let us have proof of your identity and address;

  • State the right or rights that you wish to exercise;

We will respond to you within one month from when we receive your request. Please note if you wish to unsubscribe from any email you can do so by contacting us and simply stating your request.  It may take a couple of days for this to become effective.

 

How to make a complaint?

 

We hope that you are happy with our service and that we can resolve any issues or complaints that arise. Please get in touch if you have any concerns (see ‘Get in touch’ below).

 

 

 

The General Data Protection Regulations also give you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The UK supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office which can be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/. 

 

Automated Decision Making

 

We do not use automated decision making. 

 

Our Security

 

We keep your data secure by way of barriers to entry in respect of remote access to our computer systems; by keeping your data secure within the office environment and by our policies and procedures governing communications.

 

Future Processing

 

We do not intend to process your personal information for any reason other than stated within this privacy notice. If this changes, we will inform you.    

 

Changes to this privacy notice

 

This privacy notice was published on 21st May 2018.  

 

We constantly review our internal privacy practices and may change this policy from time to time.

 

Get in touch

 

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you, please contact us.   

 

The best way to reach us is to email us or speak with Alison Daws (our Office Manager) or Simon Stone our senior partner.

 

 

Simon Stone

Simon K.D. Stone BA (Hons.)

Solicitor
Admitted to the Roll 1985
Senior Partner

Counsel of an Insurance Company and Legal Director of an independent national conveyancing organisation.

Areas of practice

Simon Stone

  • Property (commercial & residential);
  • Landlord & Tenant;
  • Business matters;
  • Private Client (Wills, Estate planning & protection, Probate, Powers of Attorney);

Professional

  • Past President Milton Keynes & District Law Society;
  • Member of the Committee of the Berkshire Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Law Society;
  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales.

Teaching & Training:

  • National trainer and tutor in conveyancing : National Association of Estate Agents / NFOPP;
  • Lectured to solicitors and property professionals.
  • Taught English Law to Indian Lawyers in India.

Personal Interests

Family and friends, rugby, golf, travel and doing absolutely nothing.

Services

We provide expert advice with sensitivity and a personal touch in relation to:-

  • Making or amending a Will
  • Setting up trusts
  • Inheritance tax mitigation
  • Business succession planning
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Mental capacity and making suitable care arrangements
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Tax planning advice
  • Making the necessary arrangements to protect loved ones after your days
About Us

Established in 2008 Kingsley David is a law firm of experienced and seasoned professionals most of whom have known each other from the 1990s, through practice in Milton Keynes.

There are two vital aspects for any client using legal services:-

1. Representational ability: for example conveyancing, wills, management and administration of estates, contract and client negotiation; and

2. Advice: Arguably the most important, this is where clients need the wise counsel of lawyers who are trained, qualified and experienced over many years. It is here that  tens of thousands of pounds are gained or preserved and differences are made to your life and the life of loved ones or businesses.

Successful people and businesses do not “go it alone”. They surround themselves with the right people. This includes able professionals, trained and relied upon to act in their best interests as to protect and advance their position.

Commercial Conveyancing

Please contact us so that we can see if we can assist you.

 

Residential Conveyancing

Kingsley David's conveyancing department provides conveyancing services for both domestic and commercial clients and know that every ‘transaction’ is as individual as is each of our clients.  Whether you are in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or all points Cumbria to Cornwall or Norfolk to Pembroke, we can help you.

We are aware that there are plenty of law firms and licensed conveyancers who will offer cut price conveyancing and if your choice is driven by cost, we are not the solicitors for you. We do not claim to offer the cheapest service and nor do we want to, but we do promise to provide a thorough professional conveyancing service that takes into account not just the property involved but also the effect the transaction could have in other areas of your life such as cohabitation, succession, tax and more. You are not a file but a client. We will be with you, personally, every step of the way and to support and advise you throughout.

We will never treat the conveyancing we carry out for you simply as a process. There can be far too much riding on it to treat it as a “box-ticking” exercise. The nuances of any restrictions, rights of way, charges and other encumbrances on the property need to be fully understood so that you don’t find yourself in the situation where your title to it can be disputed, or your ability to sell in the future is impeded.

If you would like to deal with conveyancing solicitors who treat you as a valued client, a human being going through a stressful event, and who invest themselves in ensuring your property transaction, whether domestic or commercial, runs as smoothly as possible, contact Kingsley David Solicitors today.

Kingsley David's is accredited bythe Law Society for its conveyancing work.

 

Development
Development
What are your options?

You have a choice as to how you separate or divorce. We will always take the time to go through all of your options so that we can assist you to determine the best way of resolving matters for the benefit of your family. Rarely when a couple divorce or separate would you chose to become enemies particularly where there are children concerned. We will offer you an options meeting specifically tailored to considering the best route for you and your family.

Click any link below to view your options:

 

  • Collaborative Law
  • Round table negotiations
  • Do it yourself
  • Arbitration
  • Traditional Route
  • Counselling/family consultants

 

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Careers

Kingsley David is a growing law firm and we are always interested to hear from enthusiastic, talented lawyers or support staff.

Any vacancies we have are listed below. If you would like to learn more about recruitment opportunities at Kingsley David, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01908 325555 and ask to speak with either Chris Kennedy our Chief Operations Officer or Simon Stone our CEO.

 

Specifically: 

We are looking for an experienced commercial property solicitor.  The work will range from offices, shops and industrial units to developments and pension property acquisition, disposal and associated financial documentation.

Good client skills and someone who can develop business.  3rd August 2018.

 

Generally:

We are always interested to hear from lawyers of any speciality who would like somewhere different to operate but still be part of a team.

 

Kingsley David are committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

Community

Our family mediator Clare Kitteridge is one of the founding partners for Kids in the Middle, a charity making the welfare of children in separating families paramount. The vision for Kids in the Middle is for there to be more direct support for children in separating families, less conflict in separating families and fewer severed family relationships for children after separation.

We welcome any fundraising ideas or support for this valuable charity.

‘Having practised as a family lawyer for over 14 years now, I am fully aware of the effect of divorce upon parents and also their children. There is no doubt that a major cause of unhappiness in young people occurs when parents separate and I see all too often the damage that can occur to children when their parents experience difficulties in their relationship or marriage. Please support me in this valuable cause – everybody knows a ‘kid in the middle’ and how horrible it can be.’

Kingsley David are also proud Committee members of the Woburn Sands Business and Community Association. We are committed to strengthening the business community in the local area and working with other local business and the community within Woburn Sands.

Traditional Route

If you just want traditional advice and information as to how to divorce or separate or you feel that an application to Court is necessary we will advise and assist you. Often, this is the last resort after all options have been exhausted, or there are urgent issues which need to be resolved. Our specialist family lawyer Clare is a trained advocate and can represent you at court if this is appropriate.

Collaborative Law

The Collaborative Law process allows you and your spouse or partner and their Collaborative Lawyers to find a solution together through a series of four way meetings. Collaborative Law gives you a greater degree of influence over the outcome of your divorce, separation or arrangements for your family. It explores different options and considers alternative outcomes. This means that the process is not restricted to what the Court would do or what individual legal rights apply. As a result the solutions that are reached in Collaborative Law tend to be more individual, imaginative and tailored to the needs of the individuals involved.

The discussions take place in a series of four way meetings between you and your spouse or partner and their Collaborative Lawyers. Correspondence is kept to a minimum. This often means a much quicker solution than can be achieved through the Courts. As part of the Collaborative Law process everyone, including the Lawyers agree at the outset not to make an application to Court and if one party did make an application both Collaborative Lawyers are prevented from representing either party in the Court proceedings. The couple must find new solicitors to deal with the Court application. Collaborative Law is intended to enable couples to find solutions through discussions without the need for Court involvement. The Collaborative Law route is intended to get the right outcome for your family as a whole rather than negotiating for the most you can achieve following your separation regardless of the consequences.

Our specialist family lawyer Clare Kitteridge is a trained collaborative family lawyer and is a member of the Milton Keynes Collaborative POD and the Hertfordshire Collaborative POD

Business
  • Formation of business entities and structure
  • Limited companies
  • Limited and general partnerships
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Terms of Business
  • Employment contracts and advice
  • General Counsel *
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Development
  • Wills – advice and document production
  • Power of Attorney – General and Lasting
  • Probate – obtaining grants to administer estates
  • Administration of Estates
  • Wealth protection and planning (in conjunction with qualified financial advisors)

* General Counsel

Prudent businesses and generally those which are larger, benefit from having an in-house legal service. This means they have a lawyer dedicated to their needs and “on-tap”. The lawyer is at the heart of the business’ activities so can advise from the outset and as matters progress. This preventative medicine pays dividends – often literally due to the saving of money.

Several businesses cannot afford to employ a lawyer. Kingsley David makes available the solution. Kingsley David will become your in-house lawyer, your General Counsel.

Talk to Simon Stone who has been General Counsel for two successful business, one an insurance company and the other the lawyer independent conveyancing organisation. See how you can save money and be more comfortable in the market place.

We can help you to survive, compete, grow and succeed. But you must call us first

Probate

Probate

When people die they either leave a Will or they don’t. If they do not the law states who will benefit from the state and to what extent. It also prescribes who can act as personal representative and thus have the authority to apply for a grant of letters of administration. This person is usually a close relative and the grant gives them the authority to wind-up a deceased’s estate.

Probate is a grant issued by the High Court (Probate Registry) to enable executors to deal with the affairs and estate of a deceased person who has left a Will. It is not always a necessity, but it is almost always needed when the person who dies leaves property or land, stocks and shares or certain insurance policies. The rights are usually conferred upon one or more executors who then take responsibility for administering the estate.

Occasionally there are times when a Will is left but no executors are acting, in which case a grant of letters of administration with a Will annexed is made.

Whatever your circumstances, the services of a probate solicitor can assist in ensuring the affairs of the deceased are dealt with correctly and that those who are entitled to benefit from the estate get what is rightfully theirs.

When a loved one has passed away it can be a difficult and challenging time and frequently clients prefer to pass on to us the responsibility of dealing with the estate from applying for probate, dealing with inheritance tax, through to paying out debts and ultimately the beneficiaries.

Our probate department take the stresses and strains away from you at such a difficult time. If you would like to find out more, please contact us on 01908 325555 and speak to our specialist Peter Harrison.

Wills

Wills

A Will is often one of the most important legal documents you will ever need a solicitor to prepare for you. It specifies who you want to benefit from your estate when you die and can ultimately ensure the financial future of those you care most about.

It is your choice as to whether or not you make a Will. If you do not make a Will the law will prescribe who gets what, when you die, and this may be fine if you have no preference about who benefits from your estate. If you would want your wife or husband to get everything - they may not. If you have children, then a spouse can inherit only a proportion of your estate with the rest passing to your children (it is a little more complicated than that as it can depend on the amounts involved and if the spouse is a co-owner of assets, but the point remains the same).

If you wanted to benefit a god-daughter or close friend, for example, then they would not be on the list of people who inherit if you die without a Will. The only way to make a gift to them is to do it while you are alive or in a Will.

Even if you have a Will, you will need to be certain that it is legally valid, covers all of your estate and takes into account all eventualities.  For example, what happens if one beneficiary predeceases another? There are many instances of Wills being challenged, either through necessity or as a result of a technicality and such cases generally tend to cause additional upset, cost and turmoil for those you hold most dear.

It is a common misconception that Wills are only relevant as you get older. This is certainly not the case and anyone considering making a Will should seek proper qualified advice.

We are professional Will writers who can help you secure your loved ones’ futures when you are no longer around.

You can contact us on 01908 325555 to arrange an appointment or to have a discussion.

Gateway

Shelton House Entrance

Gateway is our service by which we enable those clients who cannot be assisted by the skills we have in-house to be taken care of by another trusted lawyer or other professional.

We cannot be experts in everything nor do we necessarily want such a large practice that we try to offer all services to all clients. We do have the ability to refer you to excellent professionals appropriate to your needs if we are unable to directly assist you.

Over our years in practice we have developed a network of colleagues who practice in other arrears of law or who are qualified and experienced in difference disciplines, such as accountancy, taxation or investments, family consultants and pension actuaries.

Our Gateway service enables us to share our knowledge in order that you can be assured that you select someone recommended, not simply someone listed in a directory or from the web. We only work with partners who share our values and ethos so you can be confident in the integrity and expertise of the professionals in our Gateway network. We feel confident in recommending their services and we always seek feedback from clients to ensure that they too are happy with the Gateway professional.

To find out more about Gateway please contact us.

Our Gateway services include:-

  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Employment law
  • Corporate law
  • Taxation
  • Pensions
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • And many others
Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS FOR CARIBBEAN COMPLETIONS SUCH AS HARLEQUIN BUYERS

We set out in this statement the basis on which we will provide our professional services.

We are Kingsley David Solicitors Ltd. You are the client.

We are authorised, unless otherwise agreed, to take such action as we think necessary to obtain the required result. We shall not refer to the client for specific instructions every time we take a step. If, therefore, there is a limit to what we are required to do, or a limit to expenditure, we must be notified of this in advance.

Reference to ‘Island Lawyer’ is to that law firm instructed in the conveyancing and who will be disclosed in our letter to you.

1. OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

We will

  • CARE about you and the issues over which you have instructed us;
  • KEEP CONFIDENTIAL your business ;
  • TREAT you and others with whom we deal fairly and not to discriminate on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, colour, religion or age.

2 OUR PLACE AND HOURS OF BUSINESS

Kingsley David’s offices are located at Shelton House, 4 High Street, Woburn Sands Milton Keynes MK17 8SD. Normal hours of opening are from 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays. We are closed on Public Holidays. Appointments can be arranged at other times when this is essential (and will be reflected in the cost of the work we do for you).

3. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

a) If ‘you’ are more than one person such as a couple or a joint purchase with partners we may accept instructions from one of you on behalf of both or all of you without any requirement for us to confirm any other’s agreement. The other(s) agree to be bound by those instructions. It is for you to resolve therefore how best you communicate with us. If you are buying and one of you is a pension company then we shall always take instructions from the pension company too. Any conflicts of interest will have to be addressed before we can move forward;

b) You agree to reply promptly and accurately to requests from us; to inform us if you believe we may have information which is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete;

c) Not to deposit cash into our bank account (as compared with cheques or electronic transfers, which are permitted).

d) We cannot be held for loss or damage sustained as a result of inaccurate information supplied by you.

e) You will act courteously and politely to staff in this Company. We reserve the right to stop acting if you are rude, abusive or aggressive.

4. FEES CHARGES AND EXPENSES

a) The fees will be charged by the Island lawyer. We shall be paid by them in respect of the conveyancing assistance we offer. You will be paying £770 as an advance but this will be refundable once completion takes place and we are in receipt of our fees from the Island Lawyer. If for any reason completion does not take place the payment will NOT be refundable. An estimate of the fees will be confirmed by the Island Lawyer but you should budget at this stage for about 8.5% of the price. Costs vary from island to island. Dominican Republic matters seem to be least expensive and St Vincent the most expensive. Any estimate given in GBP is subject to currency fluctuation as the charge will be in the local currency of the Island and can vary depending on the date of the estimate against when the conveyancing work is needed.

b) If, for any reason, your matter does not proceed to completion, we and the Island lawyers will be entitled to charge you for work done and expenses incurred, subject as stated herein.

c) Our Bill will be in summary form giving you information about the work the subject of the Bill. If you want further information you must request it within 3 months of the date of the Bill. Our first bill will be for the initial work on putting the service together and will be for at least half of the £770. Thereafter we shall bill based on work done and time expended.

d) If you wished to complain about our Bill, please raise the matter with your contact at this firm and the firm’s complaints procedure will then operate to deal with your concern. If your complaint about the Bill is linked to poor service and this complaint has not been resolved by us you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. If your complaint about the Bill is not linked to poor service you can apply to have the Court to have your Bill checked. This is known as assessment under Part 111 of the Solicitors Act 1974.

e) We do not accept payments to us in cash in excess of £500. Monies due to you from us will be paid by cheque or bank transfer, but not in cash, and will not be made payable to a third party.

5. INTEREST PAYMENT

Any money received on your behalf will be held in our Client Account. Subject to certain minimum amounts and periods of time set out in the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 2011, interest will be calculated and paid to you at the rate from time to time payable on Lloyds Bank plc’s Designated Client Accounts. The period for which interest will be paid will normally run from the date(s) on which funds are received by us until the date(s) of issue of any cheque(s) from our Client Account.

6. STORAGE OF PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS

a) After completing the work, we are entitled to keep all your papers and documents while there is money owing to us for our charges and expenses.

b) In addition, concluded files will in our discretion be stored or we will keep your file in electronic format. This file is separate from the conveyancing file of the Island Lawyer and will not contain much or perhaps anything related to the conveyancing except perhaps a copy of deeds we ask you to sign. We are advised by our professional body to keep a file in case there is important information which you or we may need in years to come. The cost of storage has to be included within our charges. After that, storage is on the clear understanding that we have the right to destroy it after such period as we consider reasonable. We will not of course destroy any documents such as wills, deeds and other securities, which you ask us to hold in safe custody. No charge will be made to you for such storage unless prior notice in writing is given to you of a charge to be made from a future date which may be specified in that notice. Where stored a file of papers is kept in storage for not less than six years. After that, storage is on the clear understanding that we have the right to destroy papers after such period as we consider reasonable or to make a charge for storage if we ask the clients to collect the papers and they fail to do so.

c) If we retrieve papers or documents from storage in relation to continuing or new instructions to act in connection with your affairs, we will normally charge £20 for such retrieval. However, we may make a charge based on time spent at the junior executive hourly rate for producing stored papers or documents to you or another at your request. We may also charge for reading, correspondence or other work necessary to comply with your instructions.

d) We will not destroy any documents such as wills, deeds, and other securities, which we have been asked to hold in safe custody.

7. FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE CONTRACTS

a) If, while we are acting for you, you need advice on investments, we may have to refer you to someone who is authorised by the Financial Services Authority, as we are not. However, as we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, we may be able to provide certain limited investment services where these are closely linked to the legal work we are doing for you.

b) We are not authorised by the Financial Services Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Services Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. Insurance mediation activities and investment services, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority website at www.fsa.gov.uk/register.

c) The Law Society is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society’s representative functions. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society. The Legal Ombudsman is the independent complaints handling body who will investigate any complaints made against solicitors.

8. TERMINATION

a) You may terminate your instructions to us in writing at any time but we will be entitled to keep all your papers and documents while there is money owing to us for our charges and expenses. If at any stage you do not wish us to continue doing work and/or incurring charges and expenses on your behalf, you must tell us this clearly in writing.

b) If we decide to stop acting for you, for example if you do not pay an interim bill or comply with the request for a payment on account, we will tell you the reason and give you notice in writing.

c) If you terminate instructions to us we shall still be entitled to receive payment from the Island Lawyer. The cost of carrying out due diligence and setting-up of the completion arrangements for buyers has been considerable and is spread across the cases and is the reason why recovery from the completion costs is made. By agreeing to proceed you accept this requirement.

9. PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WORK

a) The persons responsible for dealing with your work will be mentioned in correspondence. Sometimes, however, work will be delegated to another member of staff where we deem it appropriate to expedite matters or to minimise expense. All support staff are closely supervised and the practice takes complete responsibility for their work.

b) We seldom need to change the people who handle your work but if this cannot be avoided, we shall tell you promptly of any change and why it may be necessary.

c) The Senior Director of this firm with overall responsibility is Mr Simon Stone.

10. COMMISSIONS OR PAYMENTS TO OTHERS FOR BUSINESS

Apart from receipt of our fees paid by the Island Lawyer we do not foresee our receipt of any commissions or payments. Similalrly we do not propose to make payments to others save to our staff and consultants involved in our Caribbean Completions Team.

11. DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS

We regret we are unable to accept debit/credit card payments totalling more than £15,000 per case. Save for payment of any sum we request on account of disbursements we shall make a charge of 3% plus VAT on each and every credit card payment we receive.

12. TAX ADVICE

It is prudent that you obtain tax advice on the transaction from a suitably qualified accountant, lawyer or tax specialist. We do not provide this service as it is beyond our expertise and retainer as it involves a foreign jurisdiction. We may be able to assist you in finding such adviser. Please let us know if you would like assistance from us in this regard.

13. IDENTITY AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

a) We are entitled to refuse to act for you if you fail to supply appropriate proof of identity for yourself or for any principal whom you may represent. We will arrange to carry out an electronic verification of your identity in most cases which will assist us in complying with our professional and legal duties. The cost of any such search will be charged to you. It will be shown on our estimate.

b) Solicitors are under a professional and legal obligation to keep the affairs of the client confidential. This obligation, however, is subject to a statutory exception: legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing has placed solicitors under a legal duty in certain circumstances to disclose information to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. Where a solicitor knows or suspects that a transaction on behalf of a client involves money laundering, the solicitor may be required to make a disclosure. If, while we are acting for you, it becomes necessary to make such a disclosure, we may not be able to inform you that it has been made, or of the reasons for it, because the law prohibits ‘tipping-off’. Where the law permits us, we will tell you about any potential money laundering problem and explain what action we may need to take.

c) Our firm may be subject to audit or quality checks by external firms or organisations. We may also outsource work. This might be for example typing or photocopying or costings, or research and preparation to assist with your matter. Information from your file may therefore be made available in such circumstances. We will always aim to obtain a confidentiality agreement with the third party.

d) By these Terms & Conditions of Business, you authorise us to disclose to the other parties in the transaction (for example Island Lawyers). You may withdraw this authority at any time IN WRITING but if you do so you should appreciate that we will inform the other party or parties and their agents or advisors that this authority has been withdrawn. This applies to our Web-tracking facility as well.

14. COMMUNICATION AND SERVICE STANDARDS

a) Our aim is to offer all our clients an efficient and effective service at all times. Our clients and staff are of first importance to us. Should there be any aspect of our service with which you are unhappy, please raise your concern in the first place with the person conducting your case. If you still have any queries or concern please contact the Senior Partner / Chief Executive Mr Simon Stone. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint you can ask the Legal Ombudsman at PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ to consider the complaint. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint.

b) We will aim to communicate with you by such method as you may request. We may need to virus check disks or e-mail. Unless you withdraw consent, we will communicate with others when appropriate by e-mail or fax but we cannot be responsible for the security of correspondence and documents sent by any method whether by usual post, public or private, or by e-mail or fax.

c) We will aim to communicate with clients by such method as they may request.

d) We do not accept service of documents by e-mail.

e) We may need to virus check discs or e-mail.

f) Unless instructed otherwise, we will communicate with others when appropriate by e-mail or fax but we cannot be responsible for the security of correspondence and documents sent by such media.

g) The Data Protection Act 1998 requires us to advise clients that their particulars are held on our database. We may, from time to time, use these details to send information which we think might be of interest to our clients. We do not make such information available to any other provider of products or services.

15. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

a) Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to a copy of your personal information held by us on payment of a fee.

b) We will hold and process your personal information by computer or otherwise.

c) We may use your personal information and disclose it:-

d) To our insurers, sub-contractors and persons acting as our agents.

e) To our suppliers, to the extent that they need your personal information to provide their products and services to you.

f) With your consent.

g) If we are required or permitted to do so by law.

h) The Data Protection Act requires us to advise you that your personal information is held on our database. We may, from time to time, use your personal information to send you information which we think may be of benefit or interest to you, unless you advise us, in writing, to the contrary.

i) All advice given to clients is entirely confidential, but:

j) Money laundering regulations may require disclosure of confidential information by law. Please note: that we accept no responsibility for any loss arising from compliance with the Money Laundering Provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and any amending legislation howsoever caused.

k) The Solicitors Regulation Authority and other supervisory bodies may call for a file which is the subject of a complaint.

l) A court order can compel disclosure of confidential material in certain circumstances.

16. LIMITATION OF CIVIL LIABILITY

By instructing us to proceed you are in agreement to limiting the liability of this Firm for civil matters only to a sum of £3 million. We are entitled to agree this with you as the sum is not below that minimum level of cover required by the Solicitors’ Indemnity Insurance Rules for a policy of qualifying insurance and it is in writing.

17. CONSUMER PROTECTION

a) As the contract for our services may have been made other than in person (for example, by telephone, fax or e-mail) the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2002 may apply ("the Regulations").

b) These Regulations oblige us to give you certain information, much of which is contained above. Additionally, please note the following:-

c) The estimate of our charges for the legal services is valid for the next 60 days;

d) The period of time for concluding this sort of legal service may exceed thirty days;

e) You have the right to cancel this contract for our services. To do so you must give us written notice within seven (7) working days ("the Cancellation Period") starting from the day after you receive these Terms & Conditions of Business.

f) If you wish us to commence work before the expiry of the Cancellation Period you must let us know. For example by requesting us to proceed. You will then lose the right to cancellation.

g) if we start work with your consent you lose the right to withdraw. Acceptance of these terms and conditions of business will amount to such consent. If it is sought to withdraw instructions, notice should be given by telephone, e-mail or letter to the person named in these terms of business as being responsible for your work.

18. COPYRIGHT

We retain copyright in documents prepared by us but grant to you an irrevocable licence which is royalty free to use such documents that we have prepared for your use provided that such use is for the purpose for which they were originally prepared. If copyright is vested in some other party it will be shown on the document.

19. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS

Your continued instructions in this matter will amount to an acceptance of these Terms & Conditions of Business and an authority to waive the 7 working day cooling-off period referred to above should you require us to commence work within that period.

20. FORCE MAJEURE

No liability is accepted by us for delay or failure to perform our obligations under our contract with you as a result of causes beyond our reasonable control. Such matters, without limitation, may be acts of God, war, riot, strike, lockouts, industrial disputes, acts and regulations of government or bodies of authority.

21. BANKING
We bank with one or more of the main High Street Banks and cannot accept liability for the loss of funds held as a result of a bank’s insolvency, imprudence, fraud or otherwise save we have erroneously acted outside of our professional requirements.

22. VAT

We are registered for VAT which will be charged on our fees. Our VAT Number is 930830441

23. COLLAPSE OF A DEPOSIT-TAKING INSTITUTION

Moneys received from clients are held in either Barclays Bank PLC or Lloyds TSB Bank PLC. In the event that there is a collapse of one of these Banks please note the following:

  • It is unlikely that Kingsley David will be liable for any loss you incur;
  • The £85,000 limit of protection applies to you as an individual so if you hold other money in the same Bank the limit applies across the whole of the money so deposited;
  • If you are a corporate body then unless you are considered a small company by FSCS then you will not get compensation;
  • Remember that some Banks operate under different brands but that ultimately you get only the one £85,000;
  • By agreeing that we can act we shall, unless you inform us otherwise (in writing for the sake of certainty) disclose to FSCS your details in the event of one of these Banks failing.

24. MONEY LAUNDERING

  • The law now requires solicitors as well as banks, building societies and others to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of their client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their client can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law on money laundering we will need to obtain evidence of your identity as soon as practicable.
  • Solicitors are under a professional and legal obligation to keep the affairs of the client confidential. This obligation, however, is subject to a statutory exception: recent legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing has placed solicitors under a legal duty in certain circumstances to disclose information to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Where a solicitor knows or suspects that a transaction on behalf of a client involves money laundering, the solicitor may be required to make a money laundering disclosure.
  • If, while we are acting for you, it becomes necessary to make a money laundering disclosure, we may not be able to inform you that a disclosure has been made or of the reasons for it.
  • Kingsley David’s policy is only to accept cash up to £500. If clients circumvent this policy by depositing cash direct with our bank we reserve the right to charge for any additional checks we deem necessary regarding the source of the funds.

25. COMPLAINTS

Complaints will be dealt with under the following protocol.

  • In the event of a complaint, the client will raise the concern in the first place with the person dealing with the particular matter.
  • The client should then contact the supervising [partner/member/director], whose name will have been notified at the outset of the transaction.
  • The complaint should be put in writing explaining what action is requested.
  • If these steps do not resolve the problem our clients should contact the senior partner/director], by telephoning or writing. He is Mr Simon Stone.
  • A full copy of the practice’s complaints procedure is available on request.
  • If the complaint is still not resolved at the end of this complaints process you have the right to refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman at Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ; telephone: 0300 555 0333; website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint.
FAQs
Caribbean Completions

For those who are investing in land to be developed in the Caribbean (such as Harlequin) we have established a specific service. Buying in foreign jurisdictions is frought with challenges and issues which can be quite different to here in the UK. It is essential therefore that the right advice and support is obtained and especially if the legal jurisdiction of any contract is that of a Caribbean country.

We have been to these countries and spoken to many lawyers before inviting to our panel those whom we consider to be able to deliver the service we require for buyers who become our clients. We have seen their offices and staff and have carried-out due diligence to satisfy ourselves that the firms are professional, genuine in their aims and able to deal with what is required. This has taken some time and expense but as a result we can offer those buying - whether individuals or pension companies - an arm-chair service which means peace of mind, less cost (as there is no need to visit the countries and find a suitable lawyer and wonder if they are professional) and, most importantly, comfort that their interests are being looked after by independent lawyers.

We make no charge to the client for our service as we have agreed that our costs will be paid by the Island Lawyers. Further, in doing so they have not raised their fees for the work. This means clients have all the benefits at no extra cost.

When you instruct us we shall carry-out the work necessary to fulfil the necessary client due-diligence here and for the Island and then instruct the Island lawyer. At no time will we interfere with your relationship with the Island lawyer but we will help with getting documentation executed here in the UK.

Please take the time to read the information and guidance we have prepared in respect of the service and the actual buying.

Our Terms and Conditions of Business in respect of Harlequin matters can be found here: Caribbean Completions Ts & Cs

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Contact Details & Address

 

 

 

 Our offices are open to the public between the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday inclusive.

If you would like to find out more about our services or to instruct one of our solicitors please contact us by any of the following:-

Telephone: 01908 325555
Fax: 01908 692488
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or you can write to us at:-

Kingsley David Solicitors             
Shelton House,
4 High Street,
Woburn Sands,
Milton Keynes,
MK17 8SD

Testimonials

A mediation client

Thank you for your work and help regarding our mediation. I personally think that the process you offered was the best we could hope to have received.

Mr W

Genuinely noting to improve. Excellent communications, clear explanation and personal service – very rare and over and above what I expected from a solicitors. Thank you.

Ms B

Clare Kitteridge was extremely helpful and explained everything to me which made me feel very at ease. I would recommend Kingsley David to any of my family and friends.

Mr H

I would like to say a big thank you to Clare who has dealt with all my affairs very efficiently. She treated me with a lot of compassion at a very difficult time for me and felt she had a good understanding of my situation without any judgement. I hope all your clients have such a positive experience as I have had. Many thanks again.

Anonymous

Thank you for all your help through this most difficult passage in my life . May I say how amazing you have all been throughout this gruesome process. Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. You have been a rock and I will certainly recommend you.

Mrs Lane

Clare was very helpful and informative from the start, I felt she was always honest in her assessment and could trust and rely on what she said, even if it was not always what I wanted to hear.  Clare and Lynda were always prompt and timely throughout the process (unlike the other solicitor) and whilst I hope not to use the service again would have no hesitations in doing so.

Mrs R

'The team were very helpful and thoughtful in what was a very difficult time.

 Mrs A

Kingsley David handled our mediation in an extremely clear, friendly and professional manner.  The premises and staff are very welcoming.  I was very nervous about the process, prior to visiting, but everyone put me at ease.  I was so grateful for the kind and thoughtful way my needs were met.  The process was clear, succinct and very productive.  I would certainly refer others to them.  Thank you.'

Ian Minall

Clare represented me in the custody of my two boys and securing their surname. Clare is hardworking and conscientious and works hard to be fair to both parties. I would have no hesitation in recommending Clare. Thanks to Clare I gained the custody of my two boys which has brought me so much enjoyment into my life thank you Clare.

Bridget Aegerter

Former Client

I know Clare as both a former colleague and as a legal representative. Clare is an outstanding professional with detailed knowledge of her subject (family law), absolute integrity and an extremely approachable and manner. I would recommend her to anyone who needs representation in family law or is considering working with her..

Deborah Wicker

Worked indirectly for Clare at Adams Moore Family Law Solicitors

I found/find Clare to be highly professional, fair and pleasant colleague with an excellent work ethic; always on hand to help and provide sound guidance.

Carolyn Hanes

Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator at Nockolds LLP Solicitors

Clare is a passionate exponent of mediation; looking to find better and more constructive ways to deal with family issues.

Mr L

I have been wonderfully surprised at the service provided by Samantha.  Samantha has been nothing but professional, courteous, prompt and extremely pleasant during the whole proceedings.  Samantha walked and talked me through the whole process and has made the purchase a pretty much stress free event, something I didn't imagine was possible given the many distressing experiences I have heard about.  I would therefore like to express my sincere thanks to Samantha and to commend her work to you, she is clearly a very valued employee and a great ambassador to the firm.

Natalie

We completed on our house today and would like to say a big thank you to Sam and Marc for making the whole process stress free and easy!! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kingsley David for anyone moving house. Thank you again!

Mrs C Lawrence

I would like to thank Kingsley David for the speedy completion on my first house purchase. I gave them a date to work to & they did everything in their power to meet that deadline. Samantha De-Lara was so helpful, keeping in touch & advising my husband & I. If there were any questions she was quick to answer & advise. They were easy to communicate with & easy to contact. It took 6 weeks from start to finish, with no problems! I would definitely recommend Kingsley David to anyone!

Mrs JW

Northamptonshire

I would just like to say that it isa pleasure dealing with somebody to whom you feel genuinely cares about you as a person. Simon takes time in making sure you have a complete understanding of the often bemusing world of law.

Ms AS

Milton Keynes

Simon is so much more than a lawyer. He helped me look at the pros and cons of a course of action in a balanced way, as a trusted adviser. I found his suggestions insightful. He could see around the problem and suggest different ways of solving it – not just the obvious one – to bring a better result in the end. He understands that there’s a ‘human’ side to any legal issue and appreciates the emotions involved. That’s really important for me, as a client. At the same time he takes a no-nonsense approach to the actual legal process and has an engaging way of bringing people round to his point of view! It was a relief to know Simon was on my side.

Mrs AB

Northamptonshire

I would like to thank both you and Amanda for your exceptional high quality of advise and service I received from you on my recent property buy. As you know this was my first independent house purchase and with your professional help and guidance it was as stress free as it could be.
I will certainly recommend your company to my friends.
Thanks again for all your help and assistance.

Mr M

Luton

Just a short note to say thank you for the excellent service and support you provided in relation to my recent purchase.
I found you very attentive,responsive and reassuring.
Buying a new property can be a stressful time but your expertise and considered approach made it a smooth transaction
I would certainly recommend you to others

Angela Rhodes

Crispin Rhodes Ltd Milton Keynes.
For personnel with the personal touch.

Simon Stone always exceeds my expectations with the first class service and support that he offers. He has the great gift of being able to quickly instil confidence in his clients and have fun yet remains professional at all times. He takes great care over everything he does, ensuring that the client understands all aspects of what is going on using non-legal jargon. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon and will I am sure be using his services again in the future.

Mrs M From Woburn Sands

I received a quick and very professional service from Marc Lansdell and I will not hesitate to use him again in any future property negotiations.

Mr & Mrs T

Marc has done an excellent job. He was extremely kind, informative and prompt. We were able to reach him for a quick chat and an update at any time. That is something very special and not often offered so genuinely like he did to us. We feel privileged he guided us (being first time buyers) through our sometimes a bit difficult, purchasing process. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody. Thank you.

 

What We Do

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Welcome

Welcome to the Kingsley David website.

We are a local practice with both national and international reach.

You can benefit from a law firm with modern practices delivering the traditional professional service. Becoming a client of Kingsley David means you get the safe quality of:-

  • A properly insured and reputable supplier of legal advice and services
  • Professionals that are qualified lawyers with years of study and experience
  • A solicitors firm accredited in the supply of conveyancing under CQS
  • Honest and transparent charging which is fair to you and to us

If you would like to be a client of Kingsley David, contact us now by calling us on 01908 325555 or through our contact form.

 

 

Registered Office:  Shelton House, 4 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8SD

VAT Number:  930 830 441

SRA Number: 484412  Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority