Further Testimonials

CHRIS HAMMOND

Maples have handled my business for over 20 years. I’ve always had a good service from Maples however in this instance Claire Smith has been exceptional. Thank you so much Claire.


MR N ENGLISH

Mike Pepper is always friendly, helpful and professional in all dealings. Mike also has a wealth of knowledge regarding the local property market.


ANONYMOUS

Having past experiences with this company, I decided that they were the ones to deal with my current problem. The company were true professionals, dealt with everything swiftly and matter of factly [sic]. The cost was reasonable and the outcome was as good as I expected. I would definitely use these people again.


GILL BALDWIN

We have used Maples on four occasions for buying and selling houses. Mike Pepper has dealt with everything speedily and we are very happy with the service. We were very impressed on the two occasions when we were selling property that on the day of completion the money was in our account later the same day after agents fees etc had been paid. Thank you for making the Conveyancing so quick and pain free.


ANONYMOUS

Prompt, courteously delivered service, all aspects of my case were clearly understood by both sides and best advice given, together with an accurate prognosis of the final outcome. Should I need further representation, I would certainly return to Maples and would without question, recommend them to others.


ANONYMOUS

Maples were very efficient and prompt in dealing with several areas of business for our family in what was a very difficult time for us. Thank you for taking all the responsibility and handling everything in such a professional but caring manner.


ANONYMOUS

My issues were sorted efficiently. This was the second occasion I had to use the services of Maples and I am very satisfied with the professional and efficient manner I was dealt with.


ANDREE DAVISON

During the time I instructed Claire at Maples she provided a wonderful efficient service. Her advice was clear and understandable. She was friendly and approachable, but remained professional at all times. Thanks you Claire.


ANONYMOUS

I do not hesitate in recommending Maples Solicitors LLP at all. They are clear and concise and explain everything so that it can be understood by the layman. The staff are very obliging and pleasant and will help in any way they can.


LINDA MARIE SMITH

I was always worred [sic] about dealing with Solicitors; but not for the last 30 years! Mike Pepper and his PA Freda are very easy to talk to, very friendly, explain everything in easy forms and are a pleasure to contact. My entire family use the company and would not consider going anywhere else. First class in every aspect!


ANONYMOUS

You have been our Solicitors for over 20 years. We would not go anywhere else. Maples provide a comprehensive, efficient service, with people who are knowledgeable, considerate and caring. We would highly recommend them.


ANONYMOUS

Professional and friendly service. Regular updates. Approachable staff. All questions answered patiently and thoroughly. Information, including charges, clearly explained. Attention to detail at each stage gave us confidence in the process and outcomes.


MR J CLOW

Faultless, friendly service provided at all times.


MISS M

Introduction from friends. Easy to make initial contact. Given easy to understand advice. Treated with respect, professional but friendly. Certain to use again if required.


MRS B

Easy contact. Staff courteous. All queries dealt with promptly and patiently.


MRS C

Gave time and patience when dealing with case. They listen to you and don’t judge, was able to be yourself.


ANONYMOUS

Absolutely the best service at an extremely difficult time. Recognising and immediately appreciating the challenges of the case and need for as speedy a resolution as possible. Many many thanks.


GRAHAM & JULIE HICKS

Easy to deal with very professional always treated as an equal nothing too much trouble to explain however simple it may seem to them if not yourself.  A very friendly atmosphere and not pressured. 


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Property Protection Trusts

Property Protection Trusts and Protecting your Property from Care Home Fees

Many people are concerned that as they get older, they may need to move into a care home and the cost of such care can be very expensive. Many people are therefore looking for ways to protect their assets from care home fees.

In recent years “Property Protection Trusts” have been promoted as being the failsafe, guaranteed way of protecting your property from care home fees. Many companies promoting such trusts are unregulated and their products such as Property Protection Trusts are being promoted and sold by sometimes nothing more than a very persuasive salesperson.

It is likely that your home is your largest asset and you should be very cautious before making any decisions with regard to your largest asset and the roof over your head. Indeed a Property Protection Trust may not even protect your home from being sold to pay for care fees or could cause tax implications and therefore it is very important that you take advice from one of our lawyers before making any decisions with regard to such Property Protection Trusts.

These Trusts can be brought to people’s attention either from cold calling, arranging home visits and sometimes even from kiosks or stalls in public areas. The people “selling” Property Protection Trusts to you can be very persuasive and may not be providing you with correct information or all of the information you should have before making a decision regarding your property. Their fees are often excessive.

In some cases, these companies even offer Lasting Powers of Attorney at what they claim to be a reduced rate. People should take caution as these “cheap” Lasting Powers of Attorney often result in being more expensive than our own charges and the companies involved often do not provide the correct advice or the necessary advice for you.

If you have been contacted by someone discussing Property Protection Trusts and would like to discuss this further with one of the lawyers in the Wills and Probate Department of this firm or you have already created a Property Protection Trust but would like to take further advice then please contact one of our lawyers in the Wills and Probate Department:-

Jane Mawer- jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com
Jamie Dobbs- jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com
Faye Blair- faye.blair@maplessolcitors.com

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!