With a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise, our solicitors are able to provide advice and assistance with all types of legal matters. Based in Sutton, Surrey, Porter & Co has been providing legal services for more than 45 years. By working closely with clients, we gain an understanding of their situation before advising on the best way to proceed. From probate and wills to arbitration and conveyancing, we will provide the support you need to handle any situation.
A useful method of resolving disputes, whether or not the bill has been paid, is to agree to appoint an arbitrator. This is a qualified, impartial outsider who will examine the facts and decide between conflicting claims.
If there is a contract, it may contain a clause under which the customer and contractor agree to refer disputes to an arbitrator and accept his decision. Alternatively, the customer may suggest arbitration to the contractor at the time the dispute arises.
Porter & Co can assist in the legal aspects of starting or closing a business, including the preparation of partnership agreements and clarifying each partner's rights and responsibilities when forming or dissolving a partnership. We can also offer legal advice and assist in any leasing and services agreements, from the explanation of the implications of all the terms of a leasing and service agreement to whether you should sign any personal guarantees. These services are also available if you are considering a franchise agreement.
Porter & Co is able to offer a valuable contribution to all forms of commercial litigation. This includes such areas as company formation, documentation, and
It is important to those who are left behind that, after death, a person’s estate is administered with an efficient and sympathetic approach. This will involve
acquiring the valuations of all assets of the grant of probate (or letters of administration in the event that there is no will) and then, with the benefit of the grant, gathering them according to the will or according to law as the case may be. In some cases, a trust may arise under the provisions of a will or intestacy, and that trust could last for many years. It will normally require the advice and assistance of a solicitor and, in many cases, a skilled financial advisor and/or an accountant.
Porter & Co can offer a comprehensive service for all personal situations regarding wills and trusts. Each will is tailored for the client, taking into consideration his or her personal financial circumstances, family, and commitments; the possible incidence of taxation; and, in particular, inheritance tax. Other services in this area include powers of attorney, elderly clients, receivership at the Court of Protection, and many other related matters.