Bennett Griffin Get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

Pretty Muddy Photo - Before

On Saturday 4th July 2015 seven ladies from Bennett Griffin, known as the Bennett Griffin Swampies, will be getting muddy to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The Pretty Muddy race is an event whereby women of any ability can climb, jog and walk a 5km muddy obstacle course and the Bennett Griffin Swampies will […]

The St Barnabas House Night to Remember 2015 – What a Night!

St Barnabas Midnight Walk BG Volunteers

Saturday 27 June 2015 saw over 1,200 ladies from Worthing and the surrounding area gather at the Worthing Leisure Centre to take part in the eight St Barnabas House Night to Remember midnight walk. The women taking part could chose to walk a 7, 13.1 or 20 mile route in and around Worthing and were greeted […]

Keeping Cool in a Heat Wave

Although this article was originally written by Elaine Smith, head of the Company Commercial Department and specialist in employment law, last year when the country was gripped by hot weather (for a few days!) the advise still rings true today and with forecasts of temperatures hitting the 30’s over the next few days for employers […]

The Sussex Property Alliance – June Meeting

Rob Fawcett Gemma Lawrence Jeremy Wootton Bennett Griffin

The beautiful location of South Lodge was the venue for  June’s Sussex Property Alliance meeting on Friday 19th June. This was probably one of the main features drawing the audience to the event. The other attraction was of course the speaker, Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics, UK Commercial Banking for HSBC. Mark is very well […]

Family Law News – June 2015

  Guidance for lawyers on how to best to support litigants in person Guidance has been issued on how best to support litigants in person.  The Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the Law Society have combined forces to jointly issue the guidance.  This follows a rise in the number of litigants in […]

The Litigant in Person and the McKenzie Friend

A litigant in person is someone who represents himself or herself in Court proceedings.  The legal system is one that is designed for lawyers and so in the majority of cases, it will be an unfamiliar environment for the litigant in person who may find the Court process complex and daunting.  The litigant in person […]

Here’s to you Mr Robinson…..

Mr Robinson came to see me last July after his partner of some 30 years passed away. They had been living together as husband and wife but were not married. They shared all their household expenses, took holidays together and were a very close couple. Mr Robinson owned one third of the property that they […]

Further Expansion in the Commercial Property Team

Bennett Griffin LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Gemma Lawrence in our Commercial Property Department. Gemma started her career at Thomas Eggar LLP before moving to Rawlison Butler LLP and has been qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives for ten years. Rob Fawcett Head of Property at Bennett […]

A Landlords Guide to Renting Out a Property

Rental Agreement

There are many legal requirements when it comes to letting a property, designed to protect you as the landlord, as well as your tenant. It is absolutely vital that these requirements are met, but what exactly are they? Gas Safety The first important requirement is an annual inspection of the gas supply and any gas […]