Anna Arthur & Associates


Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020

Under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, there is now no need to establish grounds for divorce.  The sole ground is now “irretrievable breakdown”.  The new Court fee is now £593.00, and the new Act removes the ability of your spouse to contest the divorce.  Please do e-mail us on hlewis@arthurlegal.co.uk if you wish to commence divorce proceedings under the new Act.

Appointments

We have of course been fully operational during the pandemic and are pleased to continue now with all restrictions lifted. However, please feel free to wear a face mask during appointments. In the first instance, please contact us by e-mail on hlewis@arthurlegal.co.uk to enable us to assist you. 

We are able to see clients in our offices.  We have a large meeting room which can easily facilitate appointments. Please note appointments relating to Certified Copies and Swearing Statutory Declarations attract a £25.00 plus VAT charge, plus a £5.00 (no VAT) charge per Statutory Declaration, £2.00 (no VAT) per Exhibit, and £5.00 (plus VAT) per Certified Copy. Please note we cannot provide identity confirmation for non-existing clients. 

Coronavirus

Some of you may be anxious to get your legal affairs in order in particular with regards to Lasting Powers of Attorney (for either or both your health and well being and or your finances) and/or your Will. We can deal with these for you remotely via e-mail, and/or post, so if you are self-isolating, or do not wish to come to an office, the works can be done remotely for you. If you are house bound and not infectious we can come to you! If you need help with your affairs, please e-mail us on hlewis@arthurlegal.co.uk with your requirements.

The Parish Church and Friends of Ripley Primary have got together to see if there is a way they can make volunteers available to help the sick and/or housebound as the Corona Virus spread continues  Anna Arthur & Associates are signed up via The Ripley Reporter, to offer assistance if needed.

Stamp Duty

If instructing us on your purchase, there are different rates for first time buyers, buy-to-let, and first time buyers.  Please do contact us, if you are thinking of buying and would like your stamp duty calculated in advance.

Anna Arthur & Associates was founded in 1979 by Anna Arthur, who by then had several years’ experience of both a London niche general practice, and a major specialist family and estate planning firm.  The firm had offices in a busy high street in Wimbledon for twenty years, before moving to be based in Ripley (a twenty minute drive from Wimbledon, with far easier client parking facilities) in 2003.  After the move, more than 90% of the Wimbledon office clients followed Anna Arthur & Associates to Ripley, a telling tribute to the quality of legal services provided.

The firm has always offered a high quality legal hand-holding service to individuals and small and medium business. We advise across a wide spectrum, from drafting Wills and dealing with probate, property developers, advising trustees of off-shore and UK trusts etc. The firm has very strong capabilities in the resolution of high value financial settlements on divorce, dealing with property and estate planning law and tax.  More than 80% of our first time clients return to use our services for their future needs.

Our speciality is providing friendly and personable City level legal services at suburban charging rates. We are well known to, and deal regularly with, some of the UK’s largest City firms. The fact that our clients return again and again, and recommend us to their contacts and friends, demonstrates a high level of satisfaction with the legal services we provide.

Unlike cramped city and suburban centre offices, we have spacious naturally lit meeting rooms to accommodate all our clients’ needs.