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Jan
2023
Thompson Smith and Puxon celebrates 10 years at Stable 6.

Thompson Smith and Puxon recently celebrated 10 years at their beautiful offices at Stable 6 in Colchester. Staff past and present, as well as friends, contacts and neighbours of the firm marked the occasion with an evening drinks reception. Reflecting on the move to Stable 6 back in 2013, Head of Corporate and Commercial Mary Anne Fedeyko commented: “We are extremely lucky to work in such a superb office.  The building itself originally housed the Royal Artillery more than 130 years ago and still retains many of its original features, but has also been elegantly renovated and modernised. In that respect it reflects who we are as a firm – we’ve combined the traditional values of our firm with a modern and commercial way of working”. Thompson Smith and Puxon’s heritage can be traced back to 1879 with founding partner Edward Thompson Smith starting the practice then and being joined by Peter Puxon some years later. Originally housed at 4 North Hill, the firm decided it was time to move in 2013, having outgrown the property and the various other offices it was by then occupying.  Since the move ten years ago, the firm has doubled in size and now
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Oct
2022
The importance of insuring your house on exchange

It is the buyer’s responsibility to insure the property being purchased from the date of exchange of contracts. It will also be a requirement of your mortgage company, if you are taking out a mortgage, that the property is adequately insured and your mortgage companies interest is noted on the policy. If the property you are purchasing is damaged between exchange and completion (this damage could include for example being flooded, burned down or damaged by a storm) and you have not put buildings insurance in place, you will still be obliged to complete the purchase and put right the damage caused, at your own expense. Unless your solicitor advises you otherwise, it is extremely important that you obtain a quote for buildings insurance at the earliest opportunity once when the purchase is agreed and that you are able to put the policy in place as soon as contracts are exchanged. On the day of completion, you will also need to ensure that your contents are covered by the policy going forward. If you are purchasing a flat it is likely that the property will be insured by the landlord under the landlords building insurance policy. The Landlord will continue
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Oct
2022
A Warm TSP Welcome to Laura

Thompson Smith and Puxon are pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Veal as a Solicitor joining the Residential Property team. Based in our Colchester office, Laura helps TSP’s clients with all types of Residential Property matters including buying and selling of both freehold and leasehold properties, new builds, re-mortgages, shared ownership and transfers of equity. Laura completed her degree in Law at Nottingham Trent University before going onto complete her Legal Practice Course at Guildford College of Law. Having worked in Suffolk throughout her career Laura has gained a wealth of knowledge, and specialises in dealing with unusual properties and ones with rural complexities. Laura Finnigan who leads the TSP Residential Property team said, “We are very excited to have Laura on board. Her experience and specialist knowledge will continue to add to our abilities to deliver exceptional service to our ever-expanding range of clients.” Laura said “I really enjoy helping clients achieve their goals in the conveyancing process and ensuring each matter progresses as smoothly as possible. Having been in the residential property sector for many years, I have dealt with a wide variety of properties and have handled numerous associated potential property difficulties.”

Oct
2022
A Warm TSP Welcome to Katie

Thompson Smith and Puxon are pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Latham as a Senior Associate Solicitor joining the Dispute Resolution team. Based in our Colchester office, Katie advises both individual and business clients on a wide range of Civil and Commercial Litigation issues including contractual claims, professional negligence matters, sale and purchase agreement disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Katie completed her degree at the University of Essex, followed by her Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University. She trained and qualified into Dispute Resolution at another large regional firm and has continued to practice in Essex advising clients nationwide. Katie has a particular specialism in Contentious Trust and Probate work, providing advice to clients on a broad range of claims including capacity claims, trust disputes, construction claims, undue influence claims and those brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Katie is currently undertaking her ACTAPS qualification in this area. Sharon Auton who leads the TSP Dispute Resolution team said, “We are very excited to have Katie on board and part of our growing team. Her experience and knowledge will continue to add to our abilities to deliver exceptional service to our ever-expanding range of
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Oct
2022
A Warm TSP Welcome to Fiona

Thompson Smith and Puxon are pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Ashmead as a Solicitor joining the Wills and Estates team. Based in our Colchester office, Fiona works closely with her clients to advise and plan their legal lives in relation to Wills and Estate matters. Fiona completed her degree in Business Law at City University London and then following passing the Law Society finals at Guildford Law College worked in London firms for a number of years advising primarily on Property matters. Following a sabbatical spent in the ski resort of Verbier, running a chalet with her husband, Fiona relocated to East Anglia over 25 years ago and has worked in various locations including Woodbridge, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, where she now lives. Fiona has the accreditation of being a TEP (Trust Estate Practioner) having passed the STEP ( Society of Trust and Estate Practioners) exams 10 years ago gaining a distinction in Advising the Vulnerable Client certificate. She also finds that drawing on her previous property knowledge a great advantage in dealing with more complex matters. Fiona Ashworth who leads the TSP Wills and Estates team said, “We are very excited to have Fiona on board
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