Category: News


Helping Children Through Separation or Divorce

Divorce or separation can be a painful and difficult time for all involved, but the emotional and practical aspects of a breakup can be especially hard for children. It’s natural to want to protect children as much as possible from the upsetting aspects of a divorce, but it’s likely they’ll feel a confusing mix of […]

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Top Plymouth lawyer says youngsters are not ‘snowflakes’

[Copy of article by William Telford originally published on PlymouthLive, 26th March 2019] Law Society president has a mission to help young lawyers suffering from mental health issues. She’s a solicitor and an advocate for helping families get justice – and the new president of Plymouth Law Society is also setting out her stall as […]

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Five Reasons You Need to Make a Will

More than half of adults still don’t have a will. Many ‘haven’t gotten around to it’, since they’re still young, but there is no wrong age to create your will. In fact, the younger, the better. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you don’t have wishes that should be honoured if you pass on. Why […]

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What services can a business solicitor provide?

Starting or running a business can be tricky, and even the best ideas and enthusiasm can use some expert help to make sure they succeed. The help of a business solicitor can be invaluable, whatever type of business you’re in, and they can assist with all aspects of business law, from shareholder agreements to business […]

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Pilgrim Fathers Lecture 2018

The Pilgrim Fathers lecture is jointly hosted by Plymouth Law Society and The University of Plymouth and was organised by Steven Hudson, Law Society Council Member for the West Country and Gwent (and our senior partner). A prominent and celebrated annual event in the legal profession calendar, the Pilgrim Fathers lecture commemorates the Pilgrim Fathers […]

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How can you avoid delays in conveyancing?

With improvements in technology and electronic communication the conveyancing process should be getting faster. This is true for many parts of the process with time delays in obtaining information from the Land Registry and (most) Local Authorities being drastically reduced. Despite this the average conveyance does not seem to be getting quicker.  In many instances […]

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Charity Update

On Saturday 23rd June an intrepid Gard & Co. team braved extreme temperatures to complete a 5K Inflatable Run in aid of our charity of the year, Friends and Families of Special Children. No content with a mere run of 5k, the course was littered with inflatable obstacles.  Not small obstacles – massive ones! Some […]

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Charity Leg Waxing

Every year Gard & Co select a local charity to support and this year they are proud to be raising funds and awareness for Friends & Families of Special children. The charity could not get much more local, being located only about 200 metres from our office in Bretonside. You can find out more about […]

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Another New Year – Another New Partner

Gard & Co. goes from strength to strength with Simon Mole joining the partnership on 2nd January 2018. Simon joined Gard & Co.’s commercial department in 2014. He specialises in the sale and acquisition of companies and unincorporated businesses, company reorganisations and management buy-outs and advises on a wide range of commercial agreements, such as […]

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Best Plymouth Law Graduate

Gard & Co. have  long recognised the importance of nurturing and encouraging the next generation of Plymouth lawyers. For more than twenty years they have sponsored the Best Law Graduate prize at the University of Plymouth. This year’s recipient is Jacob Cunningham, pictured with Rachel Shoheth, partner of Gard & Co, who was presented with his […]

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